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Consignment Program
Zenith Bookstore is proud to support local authors through our consignment program. If you would like to place your book in our store for consignment, please review the following, and then print and fill out the Consignment Request Form.

What is consignment? Consignment is an agreement to stock a book and pay the vendor only if the book sells. We will pay you 60% of the retail price for each book which sells.

How do I put my book on consignment at Zenith Bookstore? Make your consignment request in writing or email by filling out the Consignment Request Form. We will decide whether to accept your book. Our store is relatively small, and space is limited. Preference will be given to books with a local connection. Books must have a spine with the title printed on it. The price must be on the book, preferably on the back. We do not accept books which are stapled or spiral bound. A 13-digit ISBN is preferred.

How many books will you take? Initially, we will accept two copies of your book. If sales warrant, we will re-order, and may decide to take more than two copies.

How long will my book be shelved? Consignment books may be left at the store for four months. The consignment period may be extended by mutual consent.

How do I get my books back? We do not ship consignment books. It is your responsibility to pick up your books. After the consignment period expires, books which are unclaimed after two months will be donated.

When will I get paid? We issue checks several times a year. Make sure we have your current address.

Will you advertise my book? No. It is your responsibility to let your friends and family know that we carry your book.

Are my books insured while they are in the bookstore? Because the books are your property until they are sold, they are not covered by our insurance.

New to consignment? Here are some tips:
  • Encourage everyone you know – family, friends and contacts – to purchase your book at Zenith Bookstore. Be part of our bookstore community – attend events, sign up for our mailing list, let people know that there is a great locally-owned, independent bookstore in Duluth!
  • Contact local media and other outreach channels to announce that your book is available for purchase at Zenith Bookstore.
  • Send out news releases, review copies and other promotional materials to generate interest.