Consignments FAQ

Our consignment program allows Blue Willow Bookshop to carry a variety of self-published and print-on-demand titles from local authors. We love finding hidden gems which would be of interest to our customers!

General Consignment Info

If we agree to carry your book:

  • The basic administrative fee for a consignment is $25.00, check or cash only
  • Books should have a spine displaying the title and author's name (no spiral-bound books).
  • Upon sale, we pay 60% for a consignment title.
  • Blue Willow agrees to display books on a consignment basis for a maximum of 3 months. As books sell, we may request additional copies from consignor.
  • At the end of the consignment period, we will send any unsold books and any payment accrued from book sales to an address provided by the consignor.
  • We will pay only for items sold. Damaged or stolen items are the sole financial responsibility of the consignor.

Tips for Successful Consignment

  • Encourage friends, family, and other contacts to purchase your book at Blue Willow Bookshop.
  • Contact your local media and mailing lists to announce that your book is available at Blue Willow Bookshop.
  • Get involved with book clubs, libraries, and other community organizations. Greater success comes from a wide array of author-coordinated promotion.
  • Link your website to your book’s page on Blue Willow Bookshop’s website.

Interested in participating?

Send information about your title(s) via email to Our consignment manager will contact you regarding carrying your book in our shop.