Porter Square Books Consignment Program

The Porter Square Books consignment program is designed primarily to give local self-published authors the opportunity to stock and sell their books in our store. The size of our store imposes constraints on extending this opportunity beyond our immediate locale. We will accept consignments from authors living in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Belmont and Arlington. 

General Consignment Information

  • Books must have a spine displaying the title and author’s name.
  • We will pay 60% of the selling price after sales are made.
  • We will display books for a minimum of 3 months. As books sell, we may request additional copies.
  • Payments are made twice a year.
  • We will pay only for items sold. Damaged or stolen items are the sole responsibility of the consignee.
  • At the end of the consignment period, we will request that any unsold books be picked up from our store within 30 days of notification. Books left longer than 30 days will be donated or given away.

If you are interested in participating in our consignment program please fill out this form. Contact Sarah Rettger (sarah@portersquarebooks.com) with any questions.

Please, only drop off books at the store, either for stock or as a sample, after the consignment buyer has been in touch with you. Porter Square Books is not responsible for any books left at the front desk without previous notification. Thank you.