Book Condition

Since you can purchase book new and used books on OldBookDepot the condition of each book is mentioned on the product listing page below the description. Following is your guide to understand the condition of books available on OldBookDepot

New – As the name suggest, these are brand new books.

Like New – Could easily be mistaken for brand new. Undamaged cover, no missing pages, all pages undamaged (no creases or tears), no underlining/highlighting of text, no damage to binding, no writing in margins.  This book may be an overstock/remainder.  For Hardcover books, Dust Jacket will be included with no damage.

Very Good – In great condition for a used book. Has been read but has no significant damage to the cover and all pages are present and undamaged but could have slight tear. The pages of book could be yellow or may have yellow spots that are caused by humidity and other exposures. Minimal wear and tear on the cover and pages like creased pages, bent/crease on cover, corners of cover could be slightly bent and plastic lamination of cover could be slightly missing or coming off. Binding has minimal wear. As for Hardcover books, the dust jacket would be optional and therefore may or may not included. The dust jacket if provided, may have visible damage.

Good – A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, holes or tears, cover would have crease and plastic laminaton could have significant damaged like missing/coming off from significant section of cover. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil/pen underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. Book’s pages would be yellow and there would be visible tear to pages. Hardcover books will come without dust jacket and may have slight damage to cover.

How to Check Book Condition?

The condition of each book is mentioned in its listing. You can check it above Add to Cart button. Please see the screenshot below.