Sometimes really good used books, through no fault of their own, hang around our store for a long time before someone buys them. Lately we've been trying extra hard to help them on their way, and hopefully into your sweaty little mitts, by automatically discounting them after they've been here for a certain period of time. Here's the way it works:
Have a look at the sticker on the back of the book. That date in the lower right corner is the date we catalogued it. The discounting works as follows:
2010 - present: sticker price
2009: 10% off the sticker price
2008: 20% off
2007: 30% off
2006 and earlier: 40% off
This only applies to used books, and it doesn't apply to any of the books in the rare and collectible cases at the front of the store. The pictures in this post are of just a few of the wonderful books that haven't managed to find a home yet. In total, about half our used book inventory (24,000 books!) is currently discounted this way. You can see all of them on our website at http://www.orcabooks.com/collections/all-markdowns.