BETH BEE BOOKS : printmaking awesomeness!

Corvallis, Oregon

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Note from shop owner * * BETH BEE BOOKS IS ON VACATION MODE * * Oh no! I know!
My shop is closed to new orders at this time for a holiday break. I will be reopening again in January!

Be well; see you soon!
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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 17, 2021

My shop is closed to new orders at this time for a holiday break. I will be reopening again in January!

Be well; see you soon!
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Beth Barnett

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Beth Barnett


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About BethBee

Sales 6,536
On Etsy since 2007

books books books

I've been making books and zines and block prints since high school, and I've long been interested in the look and feel of books and paper goods. By around 2002, these interests evolved into my micropress Beth Bee Books.

The artwork in/on my books includes pen & ink drawings, block prints, and screen prints. I have more recently added some of my other block print collage artwork to the shop. I’m also an oil painter, but for a long time, I have focused on selling my books on Etsy. Hopefully a time will come when I also offer prints of my paintings.

In the meantime I run Beth Bee Books from my home studio in Corvallis, a university city of about 56,000 in Western Oregon, located south of Portland, in the lush and agriculturally productive Willamette Valley. I currently also work full-time during my weekdays in a non-art profession, and all of that keeps me pretty busy.

I was already self-publishing earlier zine-like versions of Rabbit Food Cookbook and making address books when I opened this shop with Etsy in the summer of 2007. The shop and my products have continued to grow since then. One of the most fun aspects of running the shop is knowing all the places around the US and the world where my books (and my creative work) are going. I love being part of the indie arts and crafts community and I really enjoy the direct connection I have here with customers and other artists. ☆

Shop members

  • Beth Barnett

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi! I love little things, precise but no-too-polished design, patterns, antique stores, objects odd and unusual, mid-century modern accoutrements, and being organized.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 1, 2020
Thanks for visiting my shop! I aim to provide clear images and descriptions of items for sale and to be sure that items listed are in stock and available, though sometimes with minimal final assembly necessary. All book items are hand assembled and finished, with hand printed covers. Cover book board will vary in color somewhat because it is a recycled product. If you ever have questions about the products, please read the description and then email me. I'm always happy to answer queries.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I will refund the item price minus $8, for returned items in new condition. I do not refund the shipping fees and the buyer is responsible for paying return postage. If there is a problem with the item that is my error, I will work out a refund or re-send at my expense.

Instant download files are not refundable once downloaded. Instant download files purchased in the same transaction with other items are not returnable or refundable unless the buyer has both 1) not downloaded any files and also 2) requests cancellation of the entire order before any non-digital items have been shipped.
I prefer payment via paypal or direct checkout, but I will also accept checks or money orders. Please note that payment via echeck or paper check will take longer to clear and will cause a little longer delivery time. Do not pay by check or echeck if you are hoping for quick delivery, or it's during the holiday rush. Once I receive and deposit a check or money order I will mark the order as paid.
I do my best to mail orders within about 4-5 business days; I often attend to recent orders over the weekend. I aim to provide quicker turn around on shipping during the December holiday season, often shipping all orders next day or within 2 days of the order. US Orders are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail. I have added Priority Mail upgrade options for those books that ship by First Class as the standard shipping option. Standard shipping for the 5x7 inch recipe books is already USPS Priority Mail.

International orders will be sent by USPS International first class mail by default. This is by far the most cost effective option; however, this shipping option does not automatically include insurance and arrival time can be variable - up to 35 days in some rarer cases. Please contact me promptly if you wish to pay extra to add insurance or upgrade to a different shipping option for an international order. Also, international shoppers: if you do not see a shipping option for your country location just send me a message and I'll be happy to set up an additional destination/rate.

International customers: please make sure to be aware of your own VAT and customs fees upon delivery/receipt in your country before placing an order. My prices include the item cost and shipping for the package to leave the US. You may be responsible for other fees in your country.

Although I aim to provide good customer service and quick shipping, sometimes what I can do, in regards to accelerated shipping or special requests, is limited by my full time day job and other time constraints. This is a one-person business. Your understanding is appreciated!

If the wrong address has been provided by the buyer, and the item has already shipped, I will re-ship at the buyer's expense once the item returns to me.

Instant download items are available to download from your etsy Account > Purchases section once payment has cleared. There are no shipping fees for instant downloads as no physical product is mailed.
Additional policies and FAQs
I receive quite a lot of questions that are actually answered in the full item details sections of my product listings. When looking at listings on a phone app, the item details section must be expanded to see it, so please make sure you look for that section before sending me your question.


Q: Can the book be customized?
A: In general I do not offer customization of my products.
The recipe book covers are screen printed in batches and I do not offer added text/names to the covers or changes to the text. The recipe book section dividers are printed in bulk sets of 1000, so I do not offer custom changes to the book sections. However, I can add a custom inside cover page with a custom message if that is desired.
The address books and blank books are currently block printed and depending on my schedule and time constraints, I may entertain a request for a custom change. If you wish I would make something in a different size or another product you'd love to see, I won't be able to make it immediately but I might keep it in mind for product development later.

Q: Do you sell your blank books with lined pages?
A: No. All of the books come with blank, unlined paper. I do not order and keep an inventory of alternate pre-printed lined paper. This would require that I keep a whole second inventory of paper that I just don't have room for in my studio. I provide the DIY download files in my shop as an option for lines for those who really would prefer to have lined pages, but it's a do-it-yourself option and you have to do the printing.

Q: At checkout, what does "mark as gift" mean?
A: You can choose this option if you are having the order shipped directly to a gift recipient. It is not necessary and somewhat confusing for me if you're shipping it to yourself. If you mark the book as a gift when you check out, I will send the book with a shortened "gift receipt" that hides the item price and shows a gift message, if you add one. International buyers: please note that even if you mark an item as a gift, I am still required to mark the item(s) as merchandise and disclose the value for customs.

Q: Do you sell wholesale?
A: Retailers - Yes, I do occasional wholesale arrangements. Send me a message if you are interested in making an arrangement.

Additional instant download policies:

By purchasing instant download listings/files, you agree to the terms of use. Please respect me as an artist and abide by the terms listed. Thank you!
Information I collect
To fulfill your order, you provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You might also provide me with other personal information if you contact me directly.

I use this information to fulfill your order and to contact you if I have any questions relating to fulfillment of your order.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
I share your personal information only for very limited reasons, as follows:
Etsy: I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Delivery services: I share your contact information with delivery services (i.e. the US Postal Service) only to the extent necessary to ship your purchased items to you.
Compliance with laws: If circumstances require, I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.