Q: Do you buy used books?
A: We only purchase new books from publishers and their distributors, but we do not pay for used books. When people donate previously owned books to our store, we offer a store discount in gratitude.The amount of discount is related to the amount of books donated. All books have to sit for 3 days before we can process them (because of COVID), but a gratitude discount card is offered upon delivery of the donated books. In order to keep the prices of our books low, we do not pay money for previously owned books.
Q: How do you determine the "Original Price" of the books?
A: Because books can be purchased at a variety of prices, and stores do various promos and discounts, the price of a book can change often, so it is very hard to determine what the original price should be. The way we determine the "Original Price" is by what price is posted on the book by the publisher on the back or the inside jacket cover, then we determine what would be the best value for you. We deliberately pay attention to what other retailers are charging and our prices are consistently less than our competitors because we believe that you shouldn't have to pay too much for a good story.
Q: If there is a book I'm looking for, can I order it from you?
A: I love that you asked that! Considering we are a used bookshop, most of our inventory is Backlist, meaning not current titles. We DO however, order new books from publishers and their suppliers so you can get the books you want. Contact us to request titles and we will put them on a Treasure Hunter List if it is out of print or we will Special Order it for you if our suppliers carry it. When the title comes in, I will give you a call!
Q: How can I get the books I order online?
A: If you live in the Edmonton area, I will deliver your books the next day or two for FREE (for orders over $10), because frankly, I don't think you should have to pay for delivery or wait to get them in your hot little hands.
If you live outside the YEG area (Morinville, Stony Plain, Devon, etc.), I will get still deliver your books for FREE but it may take a couple of days to coordinate the most efficient use of our drivers. Keeping the prices of the books low is reliant upon us being wise about how we spend our time and manage our resources, so give us a couple of days and then you can start reading!
If you live beyond the 50km radius around Edmonton, I ship books anywhere in North America - shipping costs and delivery times are determined by Canada Post.
If you order books and want to pick them up in store, we will happily hold tham for you and await you coming to pick them up when it's convenient for you. If you come to a market or event that Daisy is attending, you can pick up your order when you visit the booktruck from April - Septemeber.
Q: How will I know when and where your booktruck will be?
A: Well, I certainly don't want it to be a mystery!! I will post my events and locations on our website - just click on CALENDAR at the top of our webpage for the latest comings & goings of our sweet booktruck. As well, Instagram (daisychainbookco), Facebook (@daisychainbookco) and Twitter (@daisychainbook)
Q: What can I expect from a USED book?
A: A book that has had a previous owner may have been read delicately or not at all. Sometimes it has been used for study or personal use. Some people make markings inside their books and some people fold down the corners to mark their pages. Many books that have been previously owned have never been read before. So when we say a book has been Used, or Previously Experienced, it implies that there may be some wear and tear that shows the book has had a life before you found it on Daisy's shelf. But you're a smart cookie, you know that!! Each book that we stock is of quality and value that we are proud to carry and offer to you. We do our best to notify you if a book has any minor damage or markings that would impact your desire to purchase it, but some evidence of previous ownership should be expected.