Will You Carry My Book In Your Store?


Liberty Bay Books is proud of its long history of supporting local authors through a consignment program. This program allows us to carry and showcase a wide variety of self-published and print-on-demand titles that we would normally be unable to stock.

Your book may be a candidate for consignment at Liberty Bay Books if:

  • It is self-published or not readily available from Ingram, our wholesaler.
  • You, the author, live in Kitsap County.
  • The title and author name are printed on the spine. Artwork should not be visibly pixilated.
  • It is proof-read and contains no typographical errors.
  • It is paperback, hardcover, or board. We do not accept spiral bound books.

If your book meets these requirements, please read our terms and important information listed below.  If these terms are acceptable, please fill out our Author Agreement Form to be kept on file for each different title (not each book) you will be consigning with us.


1. We are committed to supporting local authors and our local community, which is Kitsap County. We have very limited shelf space and that is why we focus on local self-published authors only.

2. Consignment is very labor-intensive: setting up records, tracking sales, and managing the inventory must be done individually and by hand. We collect a non-refundable service fee of $30 for each different title. This is a one-time fee for each title.  

3. Our pricing terms follow the book industry standard of 60/40, where 60% of the retail price (set by the author) is payable to the author, and 40% is kept by Liberty Bay Books. We pay credit card fees, bank fees and collect sales tax.

4. We pay twice a year (June and Dec.) We are a very small staff and that’s the best we can do.

5. We stock no more than three books for a new title. When we sell these and need more, we will contact you.

6. We review sales performance every three to six months. If, after a minimum three-month trial, we feel sales are too low, we will discontinue carrying your book(s), and ask you to pick them up at the bookstore. Books will be held for pick-up for two months, or until the consignor picks them up (whichever comes first). If the consignor fails to respond at the end of two months, books will be donated to Friends of the Poulsbo Library.

7. It is the author’s responsibility to notify us of any changes in mailing or contact information. It is the author’s responsibility to deliver new inventory and pick up any unsold inventory.

8. All marketing and promotion is the responsibility of the author.

If these terms are acceptable, please feel free to drop off a completed, signed Author Agreement Form, the service fee, and three books at the cashier’s counter. Liberty Bay Books reserves the right to make any final decisions on accepting a book; if we feel we cannot successfully sell your book, we will notify you within 14 days and hold your books to be picked up. It can take five to 10 days for books to be processed and put out on the shelves.