Consignment Information

Due to the COVID19 pandemic and the subsequent shift in duties here at the Bank Square Books/Savoy Bookshop &Café, we are temporarily putting a hold on all consignment submissions. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working diligently to reopen the program

1. As of 8/1/2020 we will not be accepting any new consignment applications until further notice

2. Submissions prior to 8/1/2020 will be responded to accordingly as soon as possible, please note that due to the shift in workloads caused by COVID-19 we are a little slower to respond at this time.

3. If you are a current consignment author, you will not be impacted by this temporary hold on the consignment program. We will continue to keep your book on our shelves, and manage your consignment account accordingly.

We look forward to reopening the program again soon, as consignment authors are an integral part the indepentent bookstore culture! Thank you for your patience while we catch up!

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop and Café are proud to support local authors through our consignment program, which allows us to carry and feature a much wider variety of self-published, independent, and print-on-demand titles than we could through traditional purchasing. We have provided shelf space to local and independent authors for decades.

We do not accept walk-ins or phone calls related to our consignment program.

Before completing the Consignment Request Form, please review the following:         

If your book is self-published or not readily available through our normal wholesalers, we may choose to sell it in our stores on a consignment basis. When your books are on consignment, they remain your property until sold. Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop and Café cannot be responsible for lost or stolen merchandise. If you would like your books to be considered for our consignment program, please follow these guidelines:

  • To be considered for our program, your book must have the following:

    • A printed and bound spine displaying the title and author name (no spiral binding, please)

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

    • A 13-digit International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

  • Our consignment review process usually takes 1-2 weeks. We will notify you via email of our decision as soon as possible. Materials submitted cannot be returned via mail. We will hold all materials for 30 days for in-store pickup at your earliest convenience. If your book is not selected for our program, you will not be charged the $35 administrative fee.

  • When we carry your book on consignment, we will display it on our shelves at either Bank Square Books or Savoy Bookshop and Café. A one-time administrative fee of $35 is required to join our program at each store. (You must apply separately for each store.) This fee is per author, not per book; we do not charge for additional books. As books sell, we will request additional copies from you. Feel free to check in with us via email regarding the sales of your book.

  • Upon the sale of your book, you will receive 60% of the retail value of the book per copy sold. Checks will be sent quarterly or upon request.

  • Twice a year, we will evaluate the success of your book. If no books were sold, we will decide whether to keep your book on our shelves. If we choose not to continue carrying your book, we will contact you to arrange pickup.

New to consignment? Here are some tips:

  • Encourage everyone you know to purchase your book at Bank Square Books or Savoy Bookshop and Café.

  • Contact local media and other outreach channels to announce that your book is available at our store.

  • Send out press releases, review copies, and other promotional materials to generate interest.

  • Get involved with book clubs, writing groups, libraries, and other organizations relevant to your book’s subject matter. The greatest success comes from a wide array of author-coordinated outreach programs.

  • If you would like to request a book signing at our store, please fill out this form.

Click here to download the consignment form

Click here to apply for the consignment program online

Click here to add books for an existing consignment account