Our condition ratings for books

Bookm-ark.fi sells both new and second-hand architecture books. We have rated all our architecture books for sale and our condition ratings follow the following standards.

Condition ratings


Unused. As it says on the tin: the book is new and it has never been in use. This rating is available for publishers’ stock items only. Please note that we are liable to charge 10 % VAT on these items from our EU customers.


Very good. This rating is used for pre-owned books in mint condition. In short, good as new.


Good. The book shows small signs of wear, but it still is in good shape for its age or use.


Fair. This is a worn book, but it’s still complete. There are some damages in the binding, on the dust jacket, or any other part of the book, and there may be some faults on the pages, too.


Poor. This is a used book that has led a long and colourful life with its previous owners. However, the item is still usable: worth reading and owning.

Ex-library copy

Variable. This treasure has been found on the ‘take away’ shelf of a public or university library. The copy may be embellished with library stickers, stamps or other markings.