Welcome to StrangeBooks.

Welcome to StrangeBooks, your one-stop destination for secondhand books. We understand that buying books online can be a bit of a gamble, which is why we go the extra mile to ensure that our customers are satisfied with their purchases.

Here at StrangeBooks, we believe in transparency and honesty, which is why we take photographs of every book we send out. This way, you know exactly what you’re getting, down to the last detail. Whether it’s a slight crease on the cover or a small tear on the spine, you’ll be able to see it all before you make your purchase.

We take great pride in our collection and we handpick each and every book that finds its way to our shelves. Our aim is to provide you with a seamless, enjoyable shopping experience, and to make sure that you’re completely happy with your purchase.

So why wait? Browse our collection today and discover your next favorite read!

pile of assorted novel books

How we grade our books


These do not appear in our store very often as we sell secondhand books, but occasionally one will come in. A book in a “new” condition is one that has never been read and is completely unused. It would have no signs of wear and tear, including no marks, creases, or scratches on the cover or spine. The pages would be completely clean, without any signs of yellowing or stains. The binding would be tight, and the book would lay flat when opened, indicating that it has not been previously opened or used. Additionally, a new book would be completely free of any writing, underlining, or highlighting. Overall, a book in new condition would be in perfect condition and would be considered the highest quality copy of a particular book.

Like New

Like New is very close to the above “New” condition, however, the book may have been opened and read. There are, however, no defects to the book, its jacket or the pages. 

Very Good

A book in very good condition would typically be clean, without any major signs of wear and tear. Its spine would be uncreased or only slightly creased, and the cover would be free of significant scratches or marks. The pages would be crisp and clean, with no stains or discolouration. It would appear as if the book has been well-maintained and handled with care. Any minor defects would be outlined in the books description along with a photograph to show said defect.


A book in good condition would typically show some signs of wear and tear, but it would still be readable and structurally sound. Its cover may have minor creases, scratches, or marks, but it would not be severely damaged. The spine may have some creases or slight wear, but it would still be intact and not falling apart. The pages may have some slight discolouration or yellowing, but they would not be torn or missing any content. Overall, a book in good condition would be considered used, but it would still have plenty of life left in it. Any defects would be mentioned in the books description along with a photograph showing said defect.


A book in poor condition would typically have extensive wear and tear, but would still be fully intact and readable. Its cover may be torn, heavily creased, or missing, and the spine may be broken or partially detached. The pages may be torn, and there may be significant staining, mould, or discolouration throughout the book. All defects would be listed on the books description and would be accompanied with photographs.