Where do you get your books?
We have collected books from shops, fairs, farms, markets, private collections, the side of the road, and anywhere else that we have travelled around the globe. We also order books in from wholesale suppliers and other collectors and booksellers.
Would you buy my books?
Maybe. Your best option is to bring them into the shop for us to look at. For very large collections you can get in touch and we can come to you. As a rough guide, for general fiction and non-fiction we only pay $1 or less per book. We pay more for collectable books or books that fit our niche interests such as new contemporary art, beat writings, and psychedelia. If you don't require immediate cash for your books, we also take large value items and/or collections on a consignment basis. You can also donate books at anytime in the book donations cabinet at the back of the 24 hour bookshed.
Where do you get your art?
All of the art in our collection has either come directly from the artist, a gallery or print company connected to the artist, or from another collector. A large portion of the art has been privately purchased by Logical Unsanity, but some of it is on consignment direct from the artist.
Would you be interested in selling my art?
Send us a message with a link to your work and we will be in touch. It may take us a little while to respond to these requests, but rest assured we will respond.
Do your prices include tax?
All orders with an Australian delivery address include 10% GST. International orders contain no GST. On your checkout page it will always display $0.00 tax as when GST was introduced we simply absorbed this cost into our margins. We believe in selling books at their value, not at their value plus or minus tax. Australian customers, if you need a tax invoice that correctly displays the inclusion of GST please send us a quick message and we will send you an updated invoice from our accounting software. We apologise if this causes any inconvenience.
Where is my package?
If you are within Australia, or you chose an Express Courier International service you should have received a tracking email from Australia Post.
If not, or if you have any more questions relating to shipping check the Store Policies page
An explanation of Book Conditions:
You will find a detailed description of a book's defects on the product info page. We do our best to ensure the accuracy of these descriptions, but sometimes we can miss things. Check the photos and listings carefully, but if something arrives not as described contact us to discuss a solution.
The following is a general outline of overall condition ratings which apply to both books and dust jackets:
New; As New; Fine: Without faults or defects.
Near Fine: a book approaching Fine (or As New or New) but with a couple of very minor defects or faults as noted.
[NOTE: From here on, there may be "+ (Plus)" or "- (Minus)" in a grade, which will mean that it is above the grade noted but not quite to the next higher grade for "+", and that it is below the grade noted but not quite to the next lower grade for "-", These are represented in the description in short form (eg. VG+ in VG- represents a Very Good + book in a Very Good - dust jacket) Which means the book is better than Very Good and the dust jacket grade is less than Very Good.]
Very Good: A book showing some signs of wear, but still presents as a nice collectable copy. May have a neat previous owner inscription. Any defects or faults noted.
Good: The average used book that is totally complete (as issued) and intact. Books in this grade may be soiled, scuffed, stained, or spotted, or have small edge tears. Any defects or faults noted.
Fair: A worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title page, etc.. May be soiled, scuffed, stained, spotted, or have some minor tearing, but still legible. Any defects or faults noted.
Poor: A book that is sufficiently worn that its only merit is the complete text, which must be legible. Any missing maps or plates must be noted. May be soiled, scuffed, stained, or spotted, and may have loose or torn joints, hinges, pages, etc.
Ex-library: If a book contains the usual library markings it will only ever be graded Good or Fair depending on the level of defects or faults, which will be noted.
The overall condition rating is a guide. Please read the listing description and check the photos carefully.
If you have any more questions don't hesitate to contact us.