FAQs

Are you accepting used books for sale or donation?
⋆We are not currently pursuing used book sales, donations, or textbook buybacks. We ask that those with used books DO NOT bring your books by the store unless a used books bookseller has been in contact with you. 

Can I browse online?
⋆We have curated new booklists for you to peruse, booklovers! You can now browse the Booker 2020 Longlist, Books Roxane Gay Has Given 5 Star Reviews, Mushrooms!!!, Rad Science Fiction, Racial Capitalism, Black Feminisms, Black Studies, Police & Prison Abolition, and all of our other rec lists by visiting our 'rec list' page which can be found under the 'Browse' tab of this website's main menu.

Are you hosting any events currently?
⋆We have exciting free online and in person events in the works! To find out about 'em subscribe to our events newsletter.

Can you help me find a book?
⋆If you are requesting recommendations or stock check on a title: Have you checked our website to see if it is available to order? If not, please do so here. Please note--the website searches a database that shows availability based on whether our warehouse has it in stock--we may not have the books on hand. If you are looking for other recommendations, please check our staff picks and themed rec lists. If you are asking about availability and none of the above steps answer your question, please send your email with the words STOCK CHECK in the subject line.

I'd like to place a large order for my school/organization, how should I go about this?
⋆If you are inquiring about a large order (20+ books) for an institution, club, or UW instructor PO: Please email organizations@roomofonesown.com with the words INSTITUTIONAL ORDER in the subject line.

Are you hiring?
⋆While we are not in a hiring period currently, we all those who are interested in employment to apply via the Google form, which can be found under the About tab on the Work With Us page.