Vintage Book Classics, First Editions & Related Gifts

Hudson, New York · 359 Sales


Vintage Book Classics, First Editions & Related Gifts

Hudson, New York 359 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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M Scott


Announcement   We have been busy digging up wonderful vintage book gems! Favorite our shop so as to see new items as they are listed. Tolkien, Warhol, Dick, New York Trains, Remington, and many more!


Last updated on Apr 11, 2017

We have been busy digging up wonderful vintage book gems! Favorite our shop so as to see new items as they are listed. Tolkien, Warhol, Dick, New York Trains, Remington, and many more!

M Scott

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Books To Read and Collect: Vintage Science Fiction, Classic Literature, and Pretty Books from the 1880's to the 1980's.

Books to read: I have always loved book and stories.

My earliest memories are of my Mom and Dad reading me a story before bedtime.
My mother always gave me books as gifts, and my Dad would bring home comics such as "House of Mystery", "Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 A.D.", and "Man-Thing". Pretty serious stuff for a 5 year old!

The first novel I read that had an impact on me was a Fifties hardcover copy of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Beneath The Sea". It wasn't a child's adapted version, but the "real thing". I had been a fan of the Disney film from the moment I saw it at a free Saturday afternoon showing (via Bell and Howell projector!) at our local library. When I discovered the book on the shelf in the library in our home, I immediately dove in! It took some work, I was perhaps 8 or 9 years old, but I hung in there and loved it, re-reading it many times over the following years.

After that, either "The Hobbit" or "The Fellowship of the Ring" came along - I think I read the LOTR trilogy first and then went back to the Hobbit.

Of course, there were some Hardy Boys along the way, for "light reading". Some Edgar Allen Poe from the school library, the X-Men and Fantastic Four, and various other things that didn't make much of an impression, as their titles are lost to the passing of decades...

Next serious stop was the original Foundation series, came as a recommend from my 8th grade history teacher who noted I was always reading and looking for something worthy. Turns out I was able to land a vintage set that my step father had squirreled away at some point after he had read it.

And that takes it to the heart of the matter: I like to read good stories, good books, but I love to read vintage books. Yes, the words are the same in a new reprint, but there is something about reading a good, solid tale from the pages of a book that is as old - or older - than I am.

And that is really the simple core of what Hudson Vintage Pulp and Rocket Works is about:
>> The love of reading...
>> Quality science fiction - or perhaps we should say "speculative" fiction...
>> Wonderful vintage books, with their smells, and fantastical cover art, and a history all their own.



Shop members

  • M Scott S

    Managing Curator, Book Archaeologist

    My earliest, best memories, include books and reading.

  • Colleen

    Director Of Possibilities

    Living on Earth these past years, Colleen has acclimated to the odd human rituals with gusto. She now cooks a mean lasagna and loves red wine and watching "Cheers" on Netflix.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 27, 2017
Welcome to Hudson Vintage Pulp and Rocket Works! We are based in historic and eclectic Hudson New York, on the banks of the Hudson River.

Hudson Vintage Pulp specializes in science fiction, fantasy, and classic literature books dating primarily from the early 1980's and back as far as the late 1800s.

We also enjoy offering colorful travel and tourism related ephemera from the 1920's to early Seventies.

Our inventory is always changing, and we have many, many, many titles and editions that are not listed merely due to time constraints (we have a retail business too). If there is a particular book you are looking for that seems to be in line with the general "vibe" you see in the Etsy store, please contact us, I might very well have what you are looking for!

Thank you for shopping with us.

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We accept payment via Etsy Payment or PayPal which allows you to pay online with your PayPal balance, bank account, or credit card.

All items are shipped within 2-5 days upon receipt of payment.

Orders to be paid via Paypal will be cancelled if payment is not received within 2 days of placing the order.

Sales Taxes are charged for the following states: California, Florida, New York, Massachussetts, and New Jersey.
All shipments are made to the address in your Etsy account, not your Paypal account.

**Please make sure your Etsy address is the correct shipping address for your order.** Once an item is shipped, I cannot retrieve it.

Prints larger than 8.5x11" inches will ship in a sturdy Kraft shipping tube, while the smaller sizes will ship in a cardboard reinforced flat.

PREPARATION - Books and Ephemera
As with smaller prints, ephemera will generally ship in a sturdy flat. If it the item is larger, it will ship in a 24" kraft shipping tubes.

Books will be carefully packed so as to avoid damage. Larger books, and most books priced more than $35 will ship boxed.

All vintage items of $20 or more will ship insured.

All items are shipped with tracking via US Postal Service.

Where there is a shipping overage, we will credit it back to your account after we ship the item to you.

Whenever possible, you can select the level of shipping service that fits your budget and timing.

All items are shipped with tracking.
If the item is a print that we make in house, and thus can be recreated, once loss is confirmed, we will ship you another copy.

For books and vintage items, as noted, all items over $20 are shipped with insurance that covers the price of the item (shipping is not included in this). Once the USPS acknowledges that the item is officially lost, a claim can be placed. Please note, to date, we have never had an item get lost in transit.

In the unlikely event of a damaged item, unless you requested insurance, I cannot offer a refund. We make effort to make sure that your purchase is protected from moisture and folding/crushing.

By USPS guidelines a package is considered lost if it has not arrived within six weeks of the shipping date.

Many of our items ship worldwide, however, due to rarity or value, some items ship only to the United States. Each listing will provide the specifics for that item.
Refunds and Exchanges
Our goal is for you to enjoy your purchase for years to come.

We understand that sometimes a refund may be required - we handle these on a case by case basis.

In general, our custom print refund policy is as follows:

Within 7 days of delivery, reach out to us and explain what's on your mind and that you would like to return the item for a refund.

The item must be returned within 14 days of our original discussion, in original, pristine and resalable condition, the buyer pays for the return shipping cost,

Items received in less-than-original condition will not be refunded.

We reserve the right to apply a 20% restocking fee on any returned item, determined on a case-by-case basis.

All vintage books and other items are sold "as is", non-returnable.

I work very carefully to be as descriptive and accurate as possible in my descriptions for all our books and other vintage items. If you have any questions about condition, edition, printing, anything about the item really, just reach out and ask me. I am more than happy to satisfy your questions

All vintage items are carefully packaged to ensure they arrive to you in the same condition in which they were at time of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
All original photographic images in this shop are the copyright of M. Scott Schaffernoth.

Please respect my artistic efforts and the law.
Thank you!

More information

Last updated on Mar 20, 2017
Frequently asked questions

How does combined shipping work if I buy more than one item?

In most cases, I can offer combined shipping discounts on multiple items.

You do not need to do anything. Place your order for your items, and when I am fulfilling your order, I will credit back excess shipping fees to your account.

What if something happens to my package?

If an item gets stalled in transit, let me know. I can open a case with USPS to track it down. Please allow 2 weeks for me to work with USPS to locate your package.

If a package is marked "Delivered" but you did not get it, let me know. I will call your P.O. to speak with the carrier directly or have them check the GPS scan on the package. If theft is suspected, I will ask you to file a Stolen Mail Claim with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and your local law enforcement. These records are essential to help catch mail thieves.

If an item arrives damaged, hold on to all packing materials. I require photographs of the damaged item and the packing materials to refund. I may ask that the item be returned to me at my expense.

I forgot to update the address in my Etsy account! Now what?

If you notice the error prior to receiving the shipping notice, let me know ASAP.

Unfortunately, once a package is shipped out to an incorrect address, there is little I can do to get it back.

Please make sure your address within Etsy is correct before finalizing your order.

What is your return policy?

Art & Prints:

To request a return, please contact me within 7 days of delivery. Late requests may be declined.

The item must be returned to me in the same condition as when we sent it - I.E - "as new", salable condition - for a refund. Return shipping at buyers expense.

Refunds will be credited upon our receipt of the item.

I recommend that you purchase tracking and insurance for the return package, as items lost during return shipping not insured are sadly: lost.

Refunds are for the item price only.

Vintage Books and Other Items:
All vintage books and other items are sold "as is", non-returnable.

As per our policies page, we are diligent about our descriptions, and in more than 6 years on Etsy, have never had a return.