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Ways to Save

 Thank you for considering a purchase at Alexander Book Co. We try to offer you some relief from the constant pressure on our pocket books. We are not able to offer the deep discounts on books that some super chain stores and on-line sellers offer as a way to pull you in to sell non-books or give their advertisers a chance to make their pitch for sonic toothbrushes or the latest electronic gadget. But we will do what we can to offer you some relief and here are some of the things we offer:

Frequent Buyer Program:

We invite all our customers to join our frequent buying club. The way this promgram works for every ten non-discounted books you purchase, you'll receive an award for 10% back of those last ten books you purchased. You do not need to carry a card it just goes under your name or any alias you'd prefer to be know as, Mr. or Ms. Super Book Freak.


We run a number of coupons which we send out via e-mail for be sure to sign-up to receive our e-mailings. Your can do this here our our website on the homepage or you can come into the store and sign-up in person.

Hardcover Fiction Discount:

For the forseeable future all hardcover adult fiction is discounted 25%. So this means you'll instantly save 25% on all hardcover books from Literature/Fiction, Mysteries and Science Fiction. (These particular discounted books will not apply towards your frequent buyer program.)

 Value Books and Markdowns:

We stock many value books which we have scattered throughout the store. They are discernible by the sale sticker on the cover. These books generally are publisher overstocks many have been publishered with the few years. Then we also have books on the top floor and basement floor which are in store markdowns.

Friends of the Library

Those with current San Francisco Friends of the Library Cards receive a 10% disount our your purchase.

 Academy of Art University

Used textbooks are available for many of the courses and when used books are not available some of the new textbooks receive a 10% discount. Additionally, Academy of Art students receive a 10% discount on all trade books (non-textbooks) with school I.D..