The BookSpot aims to make books affordable and to keep books in circulation in Egypt, through the offering of used books for sale at our store and online. We are therefore happy to take in your previously read books, whether they were bought from us or elsewhere.
To ensure our stock lives up to the standards our customers have come to expect, we have the following policies in regards to buying books:
We evaluate each book based on condition, title, author, awards, bestseller, size, binding etc. and generally pay on average LE5 – LE20 per book depending on these factors.
Books can be brought to the store in Maadi at anytime during opening hours (temporary hours until end of December 2021 are from 11 am to 8 pm).
We take a look at all the books brought to us and evaluate each book individually according to our criteria. We reserve the right to accept or reject any book presented to us. The buying prices set by us are non-negotiable.
Payment for books is in the form of store credit/gift certificate.
Below are guidelines as to what we buy and what we do not buy.
What we buy:
- Fiction in English
- Children's books in English
- General non-fiction books in English.
What we do not buy:
- Old or outdated books
- Books in bad condition
- Books without the front or back cover
- Hardcover books without dust jackets
- Very specialized non-fiction or textbooks such as in medicine
Due to the changing economic conditions in Egypt we will no longer be able to continue our half-back policy. This policy will be discontinued as of August 15, 2018 and after that we will offer the same amount of credit for all books, whether they were bought used from us or not.