NightOwlBooks

Where a good vintage book never gets old

290 Sales

NightOwlBooks

Where a good vintage book never gets old

290 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(102)

Announcement   Thanks for stopping by NightOwlBooks. I specialize in vintage children's books and have been selling them for over 20 years.

You will see a little bit of everything here. I do my best to describe each book accurately, but if you need additional information, please don't hesitate to convo me.

Please check out my other shop:

http://www.beadstylin.etsy.com for precious metal and gemstone jewelry

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 15, 2018

Thanks for stopping by NightOwlBooks. I specialize in vintage children's books and have been selling them for over 20 years.

You will see a little bit of everything here. I do my best to describe each book accurately, but if you need additional information, please don't hesitate to convo me.

Please check out my other shop:

http://www.beadstylin.etsy.com for precious metal and gemstone jewelry

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(102)
Margie

Margie on May 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Chapter 1 - In Which I Receive My First Hitty Book - Swiftly Mailed and Extremely Well Packaged via media mail. I'm pleased I waited to purchase a copy of 'Hitty: Her First Hundred Years' as a Library Edition. It is sturdy enough to last me a lifetime and I will have endless joy in coloring in the illustrations and Making Personal Notes Therein. Many thanks to NightOwlBooks for making this available. I am delighted.

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About

An incurable bookworm, specializing in vintage childrens books

I've always loved old books...the smell, the feel, the amazing illustrations. Seriously, today's glued-together books don't hold a candle to a vintage, clothbound hardback with a beautiful embossed cover and sewn binding.

It's no surprise then that I should end up selling them--at least those that I can part with. My house is overflowing with vintage books, most of them which myself or my children have read.

Some of my favorite authors are: Hilda van Stockum, Arthur Ransome (the "Swallows and Amazons" series author), Kenneth Grahame, Mark Twain, and Shirley Jackson. Of course, anything illustrated by Eloise Wilkin is hard to beat too.

I specialize in childrens books and love running across vintage Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames, Hardy Boys, and Tom Swift series books. But really, you will find just about anything vintage here in the way of books. Maybe an occasional antique or collectible too.

My other passion is jewelry. For quality-made sterling, goldfilled, and hand-patinaed jewelry, please visit me here on Etsy at my other shop: www.beadstylin.etsy.com

Shop members

  • Jeannie

    Owner

    Huge book nerd, homeschooling mom, and jewelry designer

Shop policies

Last updated on June 30, 2017
Welcome to NightOwlBooks. Please browse my selection of lovely vintage books. I love old books...the covers, the illustrations, even the paper they are printed on. There's just something special about a vintage book!

I specialize in children's books. Here you will find vintage picture books, fiction, religious, history and homeschooling books.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
If an item is not as expected, just give me a holler. I will review each case individually and try to work something out with you. If you're not happy, then I am not happy!
Payment
I accept money order, cashier's check, direct check-out, and Paypal. I do not accept stamps, wampum, bushels of farm produce, or baby goats as payment.
Shipping
My shipping costs are very reasonable and are stated on each item. I do combine shipping for .50 per additional item.

I ship internationally and welcome orders from just about anywhere. Will not ship to the moon, any of the planets, the Mother Ship, or Narnia.

If you want insurance, it is additional, so please be sure to specify that you want insurance. Also, if you need delivery confirmation, just let me know. It is an additional cost, but I am happy to add this feature if you wish.

I am a speedy shipper. If you pay via Paypal or direct check-out, your item will be shipped within 1-2 business days; that is, barring pestilence, famine, rising of the creek, or alien abduction.

I like to use recycled materials for my packaging. I do wrap carefully, but know that your box or bubble mailer may have been used before. I believe in doing this to use wisely the gifts we have been given AND also so that I don't have to charge you for shipping materials. This is the frugal German side of me coming out. Save and reuse everything!
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are looking for sterling silver, gold-filled and high-end gemstone jewelry, please check out my other jewelry shop: beadstylin.etsy.com