Services & Terms

Other Services

In addition to selling books, we can provide other book related services such as valuations for insurance or estate, assistance on developing a collection and cataloguing, assistance on selling a collection and commission sales. Please contact us to discuss further.

Selling to Us - We Buy Books and accept Consignments

We are always interested in buying collections or collectible individual titles in the areas of interest listed on the Browse page.  We will accept consignments of books with terms depending on type and value.  Please contact us to discuss.

Terms of Sales

All items offered online or in catalogues are subject to prior sale.  We strive to keep the online lists up to date.  If an item that you are interested in has been sold, we may be able to find another copy for you.  Please contact us to discuss.

We strive to describe all of the items accurately and to meet ABAA and IOBA professional standards.  If you are unsure of the description or have other questions, please contact us.   Trade discount for most items is available.


We accept PayPal and major credit cards – Visa, Mastercard, American Express. We will accept checks from persons known to us, and purchase orders from institutions.  We will also invoice to clients known to us. We will generally ship after payment has been received and checks cleared.

The appropriate State sales tax will be charged unless you have a valid resale certificate on file with us or otherwise exempt.  Online sales with delivery in California will be subject to the buyer’s local sales tax rate.

The online payment information is secure using the latest encryption to protect your information.  The credit card information is not saved on file.  If you prefer, you can contact us by phone to arrange for payment.


All books ordered online are returnable for any reason within 14 days of receipt, as long as they are returned in the same condition.  Buyer will be responsible for return shipping, unless item is not as described.  Please contact us if you are returning the book to let us know or for advice on packing.  We will issue a refund to you in the same method as you paid or by check.


All books will be carefully wrapped and securely packed to avoid any shipping hazards or damage.  We strive to have the book arrive in the same condition as it was packed. Please let us know if the package arrives with visible damage, and send images that show the damage.

Due to the COVID pandemic impacts and U. S. Postal Office changes in rates, delivery times and consistency in deliveries, and we have adjusted the shipping policies to better serve customers. 

We do not recommend using media mail for shipping and have suspended the free shipping in the Continental United States.  Customers may request using media mail, however the terms and charges will be discussed at time of sale.

Shipping is recommended by priority mail and will be calculated at estimated cost.  The charge to the customer will generally be discounted for orders greater than $100. Shipping will include tracking and insurance for higher cost items.  

For International shipping, we will use the best available shipping method and charges will be at cost.  Any customs duties, VAT or other international shipment fees are the responsibility of the Buyer. If packages are unclaimed and refunds issued, then the shipping charge will be retained by the seller.