ProfessorBooknoodle's Shop Announcement

At Professor Booknoodle we sell vintage books, antiquarian and rare books, antique pamphlets, vintage paperbacks and periodicals, vintage & antique ephemera, old almanacs, stamps and envelopes. Look here for old favorites, or discover unusual and unexpected finds. Feel free to browse our stock of books and ephemera at your leisure.

Professor Booknoodle offers one of the largest and most diverse selections on Etsy. There are all sorts of things to discover - from classy bindings to saucy vintage paperbacks, and wonderful ephemera. The stock is replenished frequently — almost every day!.

Of course, we're especially fond of books and paper from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, but also enjoy modern books as well. Vintage paperbacks are a particular fancy.

We have a nice selection of Antiquarian Books & Ephemera, which we display within the shop section Antique Books & Ephemera. Books in this section are at least 100 years old ... or older!

Shakespeare laid it out neatly in his Sonnet 59:

"If there be nothing new, but that which is
Hath been before, how are our brains beguil'd,
Which, labouring for invention, bear amiss
The second burthen of a former child!
O, that record could with a backward look,
Even of five hundred courses of the sun,
Show me your image in some antique book,
Since mind at first in character was done!
That I might see what the old world could say
To this composed wonder of your frame;
Whether we are mended, or whe'r better they,
Or whether revolution be the same.
O! sure I am, the wits of former days
To subjects worse have given admiring praise."

We welcome inquiries, and will happily answer any such queries with dispatch and completeness to the best of our knowledge. As a matter of fact, we've established just such a question and answer thread in the Vintage Etsy Society Street Team. I'm happy to answer any book questions , except for "What is my book worth?" or "What price should I put on my book." :

Hallo! I'm Josiah Booknoodle, and I've always felt that books were important in providing, not only sustenance, but pleasure and relaxation for the minds and spirits of readers everywhere. For many years I was proprietor of a used and rare book shop in a small upstate village. The shop was sadly closed many years ago, but I still miss it dearly. My partner and I are trying to offer an online shopping experience that reflects the spirit of my old shop. It is our aim at Professor Booknoodle to present an array of interesting and beautiful books. I hope you enjoy your visit.

Priority Mail upgrade is available for many items at checkout or, if it is not available, you can purchase the extra postage ( for destinations East or West of the Mississippi. ) by putting them in your shopping cart along with your item — just do a shop search for Priority Mail Upgrade. We are here to answer your questions-- please email us! Inquiries are welcome - feel free to send a "convo"!

You may also enjoy browsing through our two other Etsy shops:

Brothertown - This is Brothertown's original Time Pocket Shop - full of Farmhouse decor, Edwardian parlor style and Mid-Century vintage ... fashion accessories, paper, antique prints and photographs, as well as collectible objects. Check out Mrs. B's lovely decorative and interesting vintage finds!)

BrothertownMusic - Vintage Vinyl Records = Music hath charms - it's an eclectic multi - genre offering. All records are test-played to insure quality.

Now you can follow Professor Booknoodle on Facebook and Twitter :!/JBBooknoodle

You may enjoy reading his blog: THE ADVENTURES OF PROFESSOR BOOKNOODLE ....

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ProfessorBooknoodle's Shop Policies


If you have any questions, please let us know, and we will be happy to help. We check our email and Etsy convos throughout the day.

Customer service and customer satisfaction remain our top priorities! We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about our merchandise. Please feel free to make inquiries.


We accept credit card payments through Etsy's Direct Payment and through Paypal. Both will be available when you checkout. We ask that payment be made immediately upon purchase. New York State residents will be charged sales tax on the item plus shipping.


Customer service and customer satisfaction remain our top priorities! We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about our merchandise. Please feel free to make inquiries. We check our email and Etsy convos throughout the day.

We ship most items in 1-3 business days with exceptions made for severe weather conditions or postal holidays.

If you have any questions or want to know the cost of shipping multiple items ahead of purchasing them-- feel free to email us!

We use the US Postal Service for nearly all shipments.

For Multiple Purchases:

1) For Shipments within the U.S.:

When it is possible to package items together to save shipping costs (depending on their size, shape and weight) we are pleased to do so and will refund any extra shipping cost saved to your credit card or Paypal account. or, if you contact us before purchasing, we will be happy to let you know the amount that multiple items will cost and pre-adjust the shipping charges on those items to the reduced amount.

2) For international multiple purchases:

The US Postal Service fee structure does not provide shipping discount benefits for multiple items purchased. However if you purchase items and we are able to save you money by shipping them together, we will make every effort to do so and will refund any amount paid over the actual shipping cost at to your Paypal account.

International Buyers Please Note: Customs charges, Import duties, and taxes are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these
additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. These charges are normally collected by the postal service, delivery or freight (shipping) company, or when you pick the item up ­please do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. We do not mark merchandise values below value nor do we mark items as 'gifts' as U.S. and International government regulations prohibit such action. Also, we will always email you with the date that your item was shipped (usually 1 - 2 days after payment has cleared). Packages may occasionally experience delays in the Customs process. Such
delays, regretfully, are beyond our control.

Refunds and Exchanges

Valid returns are accepted. We strive to accurately describe and present our wares. We take great pains to pack items securely. If you have experienced damages or losses due to shipping, please contact us immediately. We use Delivery Confirmation on all domestic shipments.

Last Updated February 16, 2015