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 consignments@bluewillowbookshop.com. Our consignment manager will contact you regarding carrying your book in our shop.