Refers to the condition of a book; it is immaculate and without flaws. Sometimes also described as in mint condition. Many dealers, including the present one, work on the principle that so long as they remain in the business of selling used books, they cannot, in all honesty, allow such description past their keyboard. “As new” can only mean one thing: a book that is new, i.E. Book that was taken from the printers’ press and delivered through the means of some distributor to a new book dealers’ store.
When it comes to books, the term “as new” is used to describe a book that is in the same condition as when it was first published. This means the book should have no wear and tear, no markings or highlighting, and no signs of use. Essentially, an “as new” book should look and feel like it just came off the press.
There are a few different reasons why someone might want to buy an “as new” book. For collectors, it is important to have a book in its original condition in order to maintain its value. Since, books in good condition are generally sold for a higher price. For readers, however, it is simply a matter of preference. Some people prefer to read books that look and feel like they have never been touched, while others don’t mind a little wear and tear.
Of course, “as new” books are usually more expensive than those that are not in perfect condition. This is because they are much harder to find, and it is more time-consuming to examine a book to make sure it meets the criteria. However, for those who are willing to pay the extra money, “as new” books can be a great way to get the most out of their reading experience.