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Local Author Consignment Program link

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We are looking for books printed by an independent press or by the author*. We accept, for all ages, these formats: novels, non-fiction, art/poetry/zines, Austin or Texas history, and bilingual materials. Priority will be given to books written by authors who reside in Austin and the Austin metro area, though we will also consider books by Texas-based authors. We will not be considering authors based outside of Texas at this time. 

When evaluating books for our Consignment Program, we refer to Austin Public Library's Materials Selection Policy and the IPBA Industry Standards Checklist. We will evaluate each book on a case-by-case basis.

Consignment details: 

  • The price of the book(s) will be set by the author (consignor) and sales tax will be added. The consignor will receive 85% of the proceeds. APL Shop’s commission is 15%. Sales are not guaranteed.
  • The standard consignment period is 60 days and a consignment period will be assigned.
  • Payment will be sent within 30 days of the end of the consignment period.

Please allow 2 weeks for a response.

Austin Public Library is dedicated to equity and diversity. To learn more about the Library's Vision click here.

*Active City of Austin employees are not eligible to participate as consignors.