2013-01-17 19:25:26 - In December, we shop for the holidays. In January, many consumers face the daunting tasks of paying the bills for that holiday shopping. This year, one of the area’s more popular destinations for gifts, The Book Shack at Independence Mall in Kingston, has launched a Sell Your Book program that can help patrons make some money for those bills and/or earn store credit for purchases during the year.
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The Sell Your Book program enables customers to bring in their select used books for resale. The Book Shack will examine the quality and condition and scan the barcode to determine its value and whether or not it is eligible for the program. For books that are accepted, The Book Shack will offer 30 percent in cash or 50 percent in store credit once those titles are sold.
“You can try to sell your used books online on sites like Amazon or eBay but then the burden of shipping and handling is on you,” said Erik Christensen, owner of The Book Shack, which also has locations at the Hanover Mall in Hanover, Mass. and The Silver
City Galleria in Taunton, Mass. “With our program, you simply bring your books in, we create a profile for you and then you’re alerted when your book sells.”
The Sell Your Book program will operate Monday - Saturday, from 11am to 4pm, at The Book Shack location at 101 Independence Mall Way in Kingston. Books eligible for the Sell Your Book program will be sold at The Book Shack’s three locations and its online portal at www.thebookshack.net
and other open markets.
Some of the more desirable books include hard covers and paperbacks in the following genres:
• Home Repair
• Recent fiction
• New York Times best sellers
• Graphic novels
Besides traditional used books, customers can also donate used textbooks for resale as long as the textbooks are up-to-date and currently in use. If you’re donating a textbook, you must present a current student ID.
While many customers may want the cash or store credit, the Sell Your Book program also gives participants the opportunity to pay it forward and to donate sales from the purchase of their to a non-profit or charity. Some of the non-profits the Sell Your Book program will donate funds to include:
• K-12 Public Schools
• Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)
• CP Society
• Leukemia Society
• Boys and Girls Club
“Sure, the Sell Your Book program is a way to earn some extra cash, but it really does go way beyond that. It’s really about giving,” continued Christensen. “Instead of these books sitting idly on your shelves, you can pay it forward so that somebody else will get some enjoyment out of them. Or, better yet, you can help a local non-profit by donating the sale of your book. Either way, the Sell Your Book program is a win for everybody.”
For complete information about the Sell Your Book program, visit www.BookShack.net or call 781-585-2665.
About The Book Shack
The Book Shack is a community driven, independent bookstore that is family owned by Erik Christensen and Jason Zutaut since 2011. Selling bargain books at great bargain prices, New York Times best sellers, used, children’s and thousands of well-known authors and book titles on hand at up to 80 percent off list price! There is a twist at The Book Shack—they bring your favorite books to life with stage storytelling, author signings, TV Shows and lectures. The On Stage venue seats 250 people at its Independence Mall location in Kingston, MA. The Book Shack is also located at the Hanover Mall in Hanover, MA and the Silver City Galleria in Taunton, MA. To learn more about upcoming events at The Book Shack, please visit www.TheBookShack.net.