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Nan's Books

Celebrating 30 Years Of Sharing Friends

1987 to 2017

Our goal is to be the best used bookstore in the County. We do this by providing a comfortable place for customers to spend some time and friendly and knowledgeable staff to provide recommendations and customer service.

Meet The Crew

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It's Our 30th Anniversary

Join us on Sunday, January 22nd from 2pm to 4pm for snacks prizes and live music from Judith and the Jazz Krewe!

Hi Kallie!
Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Welcome – a bit of information about us….

 

Hello!
“Nan’s Pre-Owned books is a general used book store. I have over 55,000 books, mostly paperback, covering all types of fiction and nonfiction. As its owner I try had to handle many “Hard To Find” paperbacks. Special interests would include “true war”, classics, philosophy, and self-help. I have a large selection of metaphysical, Christian fiction and nonfiction, as well as women’s studies. I also have cookbooks, craft books, and gardening books. Of course, I handle series romance, historical romance and all contemporary fiction. My inventory changes daily. Please e-mail your request or questions and I will get right back to you. Thank you for visiting my site.”
-Nan

Nan's Pre-Owned Books

Policies

Nan's Books
Store Policy

-Books sell for ½ cover price

-Any book without a cover price will have the price marked on the fly leaf

-Minimum price is $1.00

-Trade Policy: 20% of the cover price

-We will always take back our own books

-We will take other books if we can use them

-We reserve the right to refuse any damaged example

$7.99 cover price X 50% = $4.00

$7.99 cover price X 20% = 1.60 when returned

Total cost of book is $2.40

A 70% savings over cost of brand new book

Payment Methods
Cash, check, money order, Visa and MasterCard are all accepted. All orders, except personal checks, will be mailed the next day. Orders paid for by personal check will be mailed as soon as the check clears the bank.
Shipping Charges
All orders are mailed Media mail unless priority mail is requested. Media Mail is $6.00 for up to 3 books. That includes postage and handling. On unusually heavy or large books you will be advised as to the additional charges.
Jail/Prison Policy
Books must be bought here and immediately mailed. No hardbacks. Maximum of 3 sent at one time to county jail. Wasco is generally two, others it is generally safer to send two. Cost is: books plus $6.00 shipping and handling..Need inmates name, address for institution and an inmate ID number.

Our Staff

Our goal is to be the best used bookstore in the County. We do this by providing a comfortable place for customers to spend some time and friendly and knowledgeable staff to provide recommendations and customer service

Kallie
Nan

Nan

For years I dreamed of one day opening a bookstore, but I went to school, became a nurse and spent over 20 years working in a doctors office. In 1987, I opened my store with fewer than 8,000 books on the shelves. Today, Nan’s Pre-Owned Books has over 55,000 books covering a wide range from casual fiction to great philosophers. At Nan’s, we pride ourselves in finding the perfect book for every customer.

Kristi

Kristi

Hi I’m Kristi, Nan’s daughter. I have been working at the store for 15 years now, and my job is to do whatever my mother tells me to do. I mostly enjoy reading mysteries, but enjoy other books as well. I look forward to helping you!
Kassi

Kassi

Kassi is the third generation to be working at Nan’s and is currently attending Allan Hancock College. She has a passion for art and is planning to become an Elementary School teacher. She likes to read memoirs and sci-fi/fantasy.
Sue

Sue

Sue has worked at Nan’s Pre-Owned Books for over 4 years. She is a retired accountant who has always been an avid book reader. She likes biographies and memoirs, historical novels, light romance and mysteries.

Kallie The Cat

I’m Kallie and I’m the resident cat at Nan’s Pre-Owned Bookstore. It’s my job to follow customers around until they pet me. One of my goals in life is to see how much I can irritate the store employees by sleeping on the records box. It’s good to remind them who is in charge. I may be a rescue kitty, but now I am well loved by most everyone I meet. Although some people think I might be overweight, they are mistaken. I’m just fluffy in all the right places.

Contact

 

 

  • 1328 West Grand Avenue

    Grover Beach,

    California 93433

  • 805-489-7510

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