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Consignment Program

Thank you for your interest in The Brain Lair Bookstore Consignment Program. We believe in supporting local indie-published authors. We have a limit  of 3 authors at a time. 

Our requirements

  • Your book must have the author name and title on the spine
  • Your book must have an ISBN
  • Your book must be no older than 3 months
  • The author must live in Indiana
  • Your book must conform to our mission of providing high-quality inclusive children's books 

If your book meets every basic requiremwent above, you may qualify to be a part of our consignment program. We review every book before making our decision, and look for the following:

  • Book must have a character from a marginalized community as one of the main characters.
  • The marginalization of the character should not be the focus of the story
  • Grammar mistakes and typos should be minimal though  preferably absent.
  • Cover design must be marketable and will thought out
  • Page layout must be clear and professional
  • Illustrations and photos must be well placed and clearly reproduced on the page
  • We take content and quality of writing into consideration

Basic Consignment Fee: $50

Retail Split: 40/60%

If you beleive your book meets our basic criteria, we will be happy to consider it. Please compose a leter essentially pitching your book sales history, if you have any, reviews, and a brief description of the book adn yourself.

We do not accept electronic review copies. We do not accept books unless we request one from you. PLEASE DO NOT SEND OR BRING your book to the store unless requested. 


  • Basic Consignment Fee: $50
  • Retail Split 45/55%
  • Initial run of 4 copies of the book
  • The Brain Lair Bookstore will display the books for 3 months
  • During the 3 month period, we may contact you for additional copies and/or pay for items already sold
  • At the end of the consignment agreement, The Brain Lair will return unsold copies and any payment accrued from book sales
  • Books left more than 6 months wil be disposed of. 
  • The Brain Lair Bookstore will only pay for items that were sold. Damaged or stolen items are the sole financial responsibility

Additonal Packages - 

*After 4 weeks

For $100

  • Book will be featured for two weeks on the main table or shelves near the front door.

For $150

  • Book will be featured for two weeks on the main table or shelves near the front door.
  • Featured in our newsletter
  • Available on our website for the rest of your consignment agreement




Acceptance into the consignment program does not mean an event will be hosted at The Brain Lair Bookstore.

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