NightOwlBooks

Where good vintage never gets old

| Wichita, Kansas

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This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time shipping, and quick replies to any messages they received.

Announcement    Thanks for stopping by NightOwlBooks. I specialize in vintage children's books and have been selling them for over 25 years. I also have an affinity for vintage jewelry and am listing new baubles nearly every week.

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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Last updated on Jul 28, 2021

Thanks for stopping by NightOwlBooks. I specialize in vintage children's books and have been selling them for over 25 years. I also have an affinity for vintage jewelry and am listing new baubles nearly every week.

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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About NightOwlBooks

Sales 884
On Etsy since 2009

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

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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