Store Policies


Book Grading


This is how we grade our books:-


Like all booksellers, I use a book grading shorthand Fine/Very Good/Good/ etc. Unfortunately no two dealers have the same idea of the meanings of these gradings, so they are of little use beyond a rough initial indication of the book's condition.


Beside giving a separate grading to each book and each Dustjacket, I also try to give a sufficiently full description of the items to make the condition as clear as possible.


The grades which I use are:-


As New:  As near to New as possible - often some books are NEW.


Fine: Looks and feels in every way near to a new book.  However since even brand new unused books will always exhibit some small flaw if you look closely enough, it is not 'As New'.


Near Fine:. Looks like a fine book, but a good look tells you that it isn't quite virginal enough to be new.


Very Good: A very broad grade, unfortunately, and more or less useless because of this. At the top of this band I have books which are entirely unworn, but have a small flaw such as the page edges starting to brown a little, so the book can't be called fine.  At the bottom limit of this grade I have books which are clearly used and lightly worn, but still clean, tight, competent copies.


Good: Good means 'not too hot'. A 'Good' book may be well worn, dusty, rather tired, but still in one piece and perfectly useable. 'Good' DJs will be in one piece but may have a number of closed tears, small chips, rubbing, etc.


Fair/Reading Copy: This is our lowest grade, and signifies a book which is suitable for reading the text but no more. It may have loose covers, missing endpapers, excessive inscriptions or other marks, but at heart the text block is intact and useable. 


Ex-library copies: Many buyers are perfectly happy with ex-library books, for reference or reading, so I grade the book as above, always clearly stating that the book is Ex-Library. Many of my ex-library books have been little or rarely used, and would grade in the upper levels of 'very good' or 'near fine'.  Some are just that fairly ordinary /scruffy Ex Library - but this should always be noted in the description. 


Payment Methods Accepted

 I accept Paypal and most Credit/Debit cards VIA Paypal - See the 'Payment Options' section - just click the relevant Navigation on the sidebar. 

In addition, for UK customers ONLY, we accept Bank Transfers, Sterling Cheques & Postal Orders. Customers always welcome to pay personally, but please do ring before visiting. I do not at this point take cards myself.

 Terms of Sale

 Please pay to - Sue Lloyd-Davies, 94 St Catherine Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1RF.  +44 (0)1267 235462.  

The cost of books are given in £ sterling.  Payment may be by Credit or Debit Card via Paypal (VISA / MASTERCARD... etc...); By Paypal (Official Paypal Invoice sent on request) : Personal (Sterling) Cheque or Bank Transfer (UK ONLY), or Cash (Sterling only).

Orders usually ship within 1 to 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

All items posted by Standard Airmail Internationally, or by Standard (Second Class) Post in the UK unless requested otherwise. We will post abroad by whatever method you request depending on payment for the relevant service.

 Proof of posting certificates are obtained for ALL books posted. Postal delivery times are ESTIMATES not Guarantees!. 

Parcels are not usually "Tracked" unless an extra fee is paid - We provide PROOF OF POSTING, NOT PROOF OF DELIVERY.  

All postings are Insured. 

We normally post every work day. 'Tracked' and 'Tracked and Signed' services are also available at an extra cost, please enquire about the various costs, if you can't find the relevant band suitable at checkout.


Please contact us immediately if there is any problem with any book so we can resolve any issue speedily and with mutual agreement. 

If unhappy with a purchase, a full refund will be given if returned within 14 days, (depending on your location)  in the same condition that it left us.

Please note that in order to avoid misunderstandings, all our books are invisibly security marked prior to despatch. 

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