Consignment Program

The last day to bring in consignment books for 2022 is November 30.

Consignments will be on hold until early 2023 as we redesign the program.


Congratulations on publishing your book! All the work you have done thus far is something to be proud of. Thank you for including Park Road Books in the next steps of your book’s journey.

How do I get my book on the shelves at Park Road Books?

  • If your book is published by a major publisher (Random House, Penguin, Harper Collins, etc.) and is returnable, please contact us directly by e-mail at
  • If your book is self-published, self-promoted, or published through a small press, Park Road Books offers a consignment program. Consignment allows us to carry and feature a larger selection of local authors and other self-published or print-on-demand books that we would otherwise be unable to carry. If this sounds like a fit for your book, keep on reading!
  • If you need help determining which your book would be, email You will receive an answer in 24-to-72 hours.

Consignment Policy

Each book that we bring into our store reflects our business and our commitment to our community. We aim to carry the best possible selection for our customers, and product quality is a major part of our consideration. Before submitting the Consignment Agreement, please make sure your book includes the following:

  • Your book is professionally bound or manufactured with a proper spine
  • Your book must have a registered 13 digit ISBN
  • Your book has been published within the last year
  • Your jacket art should be clear, not pixelated and not grainy
  • You live in the Greater Charlotte area

Please read completely! Before coming to the store to drop-off your books, you must first email to assure someone will be working who will be able to help you with the process.

  • PRB charges a $25 non-refundable handling fee for each title taken on consignment. We will waive the fee for current members of the Women’s National Book Association Charlotte Chapter and the Charlotte Writers’ Club.
  • PRB will pay 60% of the retail price to the author. PRB will only pay for items that were sold through our register.
  • PRB will initially take 5 copies of the book. During the consignment period, PRB may contact the author to request additional quantities.
  • PRB will pay for any books sold on a semi-annual basis (end of January & end of July).
  • PRB agrees to carry consignment books for 12 months.
  • PRB will donate to a non-profit organization those books left by authors more than a month after authors have been contacted to pick up their book.
  • PRB will donate all unsolicited materials to a non-profit organization.
  • ALL correspondence regarding consignment will be done via email. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that we always have a current email address/ phone number during the consignment period.
  • ALL shipping charges are the responsibility of the author.
  • DAMAGED or stolen items are the sole financial responsibility of the author.
  • AUTHORS must add Park Road Books to their list of places to purchase the book in promotional materials & link to our website.
  • CONSIGNMENT form, consignment fee, & 5 copies of the book, MUST be received before an event will be scheduled.
  • Fill out the form below and bring it into the store along with five copies of your book. 
  • EMAIL before coming into the store to drop off the books/form/fee 
  • Please make a copy of the form for your records.


If you have any questions about the consignment program, please email