How the book exchange works
We are primarily a retail seller of second-hand books but we also operate a book exchange system. You have the option to either keep your book or you may return it & receive store credit towards your next second-hand book purchase.
The price label on the book shows two prices. The price on the top of the label is the price you pay and the price on the bottom of the label is the store credit you receive if you return the selected book at a later date.
Books returned for exchange must be returned in good condition and will be accepted for credit at the discretion of staff.
We do accept other books for credit however due to lack of space we must be selective with the books that we take. Books must also be in good condition to be considered for credit and we do not accept hardcovers or magazines.
We have a large range of books of all genres including non-fiction, thrillers, crime, romance, fantasy, horror, young adult, children's titles, latest releases and more. We also stock Mills and Boon, Commando Comics and Western paperbacks.
All books are on our database which enables a quick search to find out if the book you require is in stock. If it's not in stock we have an ordering system so we can notify you once your requested book comes in.
Our 'Discount Trolleys' contain an assortment of books at bargain prices however these books are not returnable for store credit.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT GIVE CASH FOR BOOKS AND STORE CREDIT CAN ONLY BE USED TOWARDS OTHER SECOND-HAND BOOKS.
When you next visit A Colourful Read take time to browse the 10,000+ titles in stock!