*DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW BOOKS UNLESS THEY HAVE BEEN APPROVED VIA EMAIL (TIPPI@THEBOOKSTATION.COM.AU). OUR BOOKS WITH OUR STICKER ON ARE STILL FINE TO BRING IN FOR EXCHANGE. THIS IS SO WE CAN LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WAITING IN STORE WHILE WE GO THROUGH BOOKS. PLEASE CALL 85813694 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
Please note response time to emails is currently longer than usual due to the increase in book exchange requests. We are trying our best to get back to everyone promptly, we thank you for your continued patience.
Are you a bookworm who's running out of shelf space? We can help! The Book Station is a second-hand book exchange, which means we offer credit for the return of books purchased in our store, as well as books brought in by customers.
If you've purchased a book from our store, leave the sticker on and when you've finished reading it you can return it, and receive half back in credit to spend on other books.
If you have books you would like to exchange we can help! For the books we can accept, we can credit you a quarter of what we can price them as to sell. While we would love to accept everything, some sections are currently full. Genres we can almost always take include:
New releases (2019-2020)
Books in the top 100
Kid's picture books
For any other genres, one of our friendly staff members will have to take a look at our current stock and the condition of the books before we can accept them.
While we are always happy to look at your books in store, we do recommend sending a list of the titles, authors and publication year, so we can advise you what we can take before you bring them in. A list would be especially preferable for large numbers of books, so in the event we're unable to accept them, you don't need to worry about transporting them back home, as unfortunately we do not have the space to store or dispose of any unwanted books. We can also get very busy during the day, and are unable to allow customers to leave their books before we've had a chance to go through them, so we appreciate your patience in waiting until a staff member is free.
Book lists can be sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Facebook page (fb.me/thebookstationcaringbah) or dropped in store.
OUR CREDIT SYSTEM
For books we accept, we can offer you credit to spend on other books in the store. We offer a quarter of the sale price for books brought in by customers. For example, if you bring a 2019/20 book in you will receive $4 for that book. We sell the book in store for $16.50. The amount of credit given for books depends on the year, condition and genre.
We offer half of the price back in credit for books with a The Book Station sticker. For example, if you bought a book back with our sticker priced $16.50 you will receive $8.25 credit to spend on other books. We may give you less than half back in credit if the book has been damaged, or if you have kept the book longer than one year (this mainly refers to new releases).
If you do not wish to purchase any new books with your credit on the day, we can keep your details and your credit amount in store. Please be aware that stored credit this way will expire after twelve months.
Book Station Exchange policies
The Book Station staff has the right to refuse giving credit for books with or without the Book Station sticker. If the sticker does not reflect the current value of the book it is at the discretion of the staff whether or not they will give credit for the book brought in for exchange.
Credit given for books without the Book Station sticker is at the discretion of the staff.
Customers have the right to refuse the credit given for the books they want to exchange
Credit older than one year will expire and we will no longer keep your details. This is due to the number of customers in our system.