Blemished are NEW items that have NEVER BEEN USED and NEVER SOLD. We purchased these at substantial discount and pass the saving on to you. These books are excess inventory from publishers or store returns and are discreetly marked with a small dot or line on the edge of the pages and, while most are in great condition, some books may exhibit minor cosmetic wear and tear. They may also have a price sticker on them from the original store they were returned from. In rare cases the actual cover of the book might not match the one in the display picture. Otherwise these are new books exactly similar to those without the mark. We offer these at HUGE discount. You can't go wrong. These items are first-come-first-serve and in limited supply. If for any reason you find you are not happy with the purchase, we will be happy to issue a refund credit that you can use toward another purchase.