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Scratch and Dent

Gem City Books occasionally offers Scratch and Dent books. These books are listed as such and we discount them according to condition.

Scratch and Dent Condition Examples:

Grade A:
These books are not sold under the Scratch and Dent category. This condition would be considered the default condition for remainder books we sell on our website. These books are considered Good or better and would have minor defects which are expected of remainder books. They are great readers and look good on a shelf with some wear expected from storage and the shipping process.

Grade B:
Books with some noticeable defects like small shallow cover crease, corner ding, small rip in the cover, slight wave to the pages, etc. These books are still readable, will look good on a shelf and available at a discount over our regular remainder books.

Grade C:
Books which exhibit more severe defects than Grade B books like deeper and longer cover creases, slight mis-cut, larger corner dings which may extend into the spine, etc. These books will still be very readable with no missing pages, no soiling, no loose pages, etc. These books are available at a heavy discount off of the cover price.

Grade D:
These books are in poor condition and exhibit major defects which negatively affect readability and display. We do not sell Grade D books online.

All grades of Scratch and Dent books will most likely have a remainder mark.