Store Policies

Payment Methods Accepted 

All prices are in US Dollars. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, Money Orders and Checks made out to Brookings Book Company. Please do not send cash through the mail.


Local Customers 

Our local customers are invited to use this website to order books. When checking out, please select the "Local Pick Up" option as the delivery method. We will pull local orders from our shelves and have them ready for pick up by the next business day. If no payment information is received with the order, we will reserve the titles for seven days, and payment can be made when you come to the store.



Items are refundable within 10 days if not as described. Please contact us for return authorization. Please repack any returns carefully to ensure they remain in the same condition as when you received them.


Our Inventory 

We do our best to protect our books. Where possible, dust jackets are protected in clear mylar covers. We try to grade our books conservatively, but our store is open to the general public and occasionally some books experience shelfwear from being handled. To accomodate this possibility, we rarely grade a book above VG+ or Near Fine, even if the book is in perfect condition when shelved.


Shipping and Handling 

We ship domestic orders by USPS Media Mail or by USPS Priority Mail. All orders are tracked using Delivery Confirmation. Rare or uncommon titles may, at our discretion, be sent with Signature Confirmation. Fees for this service are including in our base shipping and handling charge. Insurance is available at the customer's request and expense.

Media Mail rates are $4 for the first Item and 75 cents for each additional item.

Priority Mail rates are $6 for the first item and $1.00 for each additional item.

International Shipping fees vary by country and are calculated based on average weight. Smaller books and paperbacks can often be shipped at a reduced rate and we will lower the shipping charge if possible.


Sales Tax 

Orders that ship to a South Dakota address are subject to applicable state and city taxes.