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Our Principles

If you are happy, we are happy. If you are not, we are not. Customer service is our highest priority, and we will go to great lengths to ensure that your interactions with us meet or exceed your expectations.

We generally will only sell books that are in good condition or better, with the exception of certain rare books that may only be available in fair condition. We offer for sale fewer than 5% of the books that we look at for acquisition.

We believe in operating with the highest level of integrity in everything that we do.  We will not sacrifice this for profit, expediency or any other gain.

Stick Figure Books - The Name

Years ago, I worked as a technology manager for a non-profit organization. It was often my job to articulate technology plans and recommendations to non-technical colleagues. I struggled with this, and found myself resorting to analogies and drawings. The drawings, because I have virtually NO art skills, were peopled with stick figures.

To my surprise, these presentations became very popular. So much so that, if I did not provide one or more stick figure drawings during a presentation, I was met with questions, protests, even demands: "WHERE ARE THE STICK FIGURES???"

So, when it came time to name my bookselling business, this was what occurred to me.

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Dave and team are very responsive to texts/calls about clients of mine (I'm a Professional Organizer and owner of The Chicago Organizer) who have hundreds of books in their homes. They also do the extra work of packing books straight from the shelves. This company is extremely professional and helpful. I highly recommend calling them.

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