Used Items Condition Guidelines

Condition Definition

Like New

Approaches the condition of a new book, but without being crisp. The book may have been opened and read, but there are no defects to the book, jacket or pages.

Roughly equivalent to a book I have looked through myself, but have yet to give my toddler.

Excellent

Clean, with no defects, but may show extremely minor signs of wear. No tears on cover, binding or paper. For boxed items, the box may appear slightly crushed, but content is not affected.

Roughly equivalent to a book that my toddler had for a day.

Very Good

Shows some signs of wear - but no tears - on cover, binding or paper.

Roughly equivalent to a book that my toddler had for a week.

Good

Describes the average used book that you'd find at, say, the library. All pages are present. May have any of the defects above to a greater degree, including folds, markings, or loose bindings.

Roughly equivalent to a book that my toddler has had for a year.

Fair

A worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title page, etc. Minor tears may exist. For boxed items, there may be items missing. Any defects or faults will be noted.

Roughly equivalent to a book that's been through multiple kids.