ok so i do not like to have used things. they are kindof..well used. but when it comes to books its hard to object - you are just reading them anyways! and often only once :) thats why this place is perfect - it can be viewed like a exchange club with small fees per transaction. it has a great selection - maybe not good for best sellers but you would really be surprised. also because they control the quality of trades the books are always neat-as or neater than your public library condition.