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Local Author Love 

Erudite Encounters is proud to provide an opportunity for local BIPOC authors to have their books made available for purchase through our online store and during large-scale pop-up events.

Consignment Policy

Qualified Books Standards include (but not limited to):

  • Printed and bound spine displaying the title and author name (no spiral binding).

  • Paperback, hardcover, board, or equivalent cover displaying the title and author name.

  • 13-digit International Standard Book Number (ISBN) on the front or back cover.

  • Erudite Encounters reserves the right to reject a book for any reason.

Inventory

  • The Consignor will provide Erudite Encounters no more than three copies of their book(s).

  • The book(s) must be delivered and received in-person.

  • The book(s) remain the property of the Consignor until sold.

  • Erudite Encounters will display at least one copy of the book(s) on a “Local Authors” shelf.

  • If all copies of the book(s) are sold, Erudite Encounters may request additional copies.

  • Erudite Encounters is not responsible for damaged, stolen, or lost merchandise.

 Consignment

  • Book(s) will be displayed for a period of six months (the Consignment Period).

  • Based on shelf space, Erudite Encounters determines when the book will be displayed (beginning of Consignment Period).

  • Erudite Encounters will not market or provide special advertising under this agreement.

  • At the end of the six months, Erudite Encounters will determine whether to extend the Consignment Period for another six months.

  • Upon the sale of the book(s), the Consignor will receive 60% of the retail value of the book per copy sold.

  • Erudite Encounters will send a check every 60 days when the amount due is $25 or more.

  • If total sales do not exceed $25 at the end of the consignment period, the Consignor will receive payment when picking up the remaining book(s).

  • If the Consignor does not pick up the remaining book(s) within 60 days of the end of the Consignment Period, the book(s) will be donated to a charitable organization of our choosing.

Contact

If you agree to information above and would like us to stock your book as a consignment, please click below to complete a brief questionaire and submit it with a non-returnable copy of your book. We will contact you when we have reviewed the book.