Consignment at Wellesley Books

***Thank you for your interest in consigning with us. So that we can focus on the busy holiday selling season, we will not be reviewing consignment requests submitted during November and December. We resume our normal process in January and will reach out to you at that time if we would like to go forward with your title.***

As a local business, our consignment program allows us to support local authors and offer books that tie in to our community, which includes Wellesley, Weston, Natick, Needham, Newton, Dover, Sherborn, and Wayland. If you live or work in Wellesley or one of our neighboring towns, or if your book is about one of these communities, it may be a great fit. (Please note: We will politely decline requests that fall outside these guidelines.)

We do have additional requirements in order to ensure consignment books can be properly shelved in the store. These include:

  • Books must have an ISBN and scannable barcode.
  • Books must be recently published (within the last six months).
  • The title and author's name must be printed on the spine.


We stock titles for a minimum of 90 days and for as long as sales continue at a reasonable pace. We do periodically discontinue consignment titles in order to keep our inventory fresh and to create room for newer books, and will notify you when we have remaining copies for you to pick up.

We take a 40% discount from the selling price for all copies sold, and pay out the remaining 60% to you, either when requesting more copies or when discontinuing your book.

If you wish to proceed, please provide us with the following information about yourself and your book, and we will review your request. If we decide to bring in your book, we will send you an e-mail with additional information confirming terms and logistics.


All fields marked with '*' denotes mandatory fields
How would you categorize your book? Where should it go on our shelves?
Please indicate hardcover or paperback.
Books must have an ISBN and a scannable barcode.
We pay 60% of the list price for copies sold. Payments are made on a quarterly basis.
Please note that we do not accept books published or printed by Amazon or any of its subsidiaries..
We generally consider only newly or recently published books, within a few months of the release date.
All books must be printed with the title and author on the spine, so that they can be identified when they are shelved.
If you are not a current resident of Wellesley or one of our neighboring towns, please indicate here how your book relates to our area.
How will potential buyers know they can find it here?