JB Books


Please read this introduction, then click the 'Books' link to the left to explore our book listings.

Welcome to JB Books, our Internet bookselling business located in northern North Dakota, USA. This webstore is open for book orders and enquiries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We welcome all correspondence and promptly answer all received email. We can be contacted by email, voice mail, or fax.

We are pleased to answer all questions about printing, edition, and condition. Each book's Printing and Edition status is carefully researched and noted in our book descriptions. We take care to look carefully at EVERY book and to describe it properly, in appropriate detail, and honestly. We respect books and those who read them. We have our own personal libraries of rare and well-cared-for books, and thus we understand the requirements of serious bibliophiles and collectors and we take the time to meet those needs.

In consequence, we have served thousands of pleased and repeat customers from all over the world. We have many thousands of titles available with more coming in and being made available online every day. Our listings are kept up to date on a daily basis, so if a book is listed here at our webstore then there is a 99% probability that it is still available. If you have any questions or problems, or need clarification on any title or require more information on how to search our listings or place your order, email us; all queries are answered within 24 hours.

Joseph Bishop, Bookseller

Our executive vice-president, Burt, inspecting inventory

Our Business:

We carry books that are used, out-of-print, hard-to-find, rare, and sometimes new editions, on all subjects. Our descriptions of books and their dust jackets are generally conservative; browsers are advised to check descriptions carefully. Many titles are one copy only and sales / reservations are on a first come / first served basis. All orders and enquiries are at present preferred by email; we check frequently each day for messages and respond to all queries within 24 hours.

Payment on orders:

We accept direct payment using VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, and DISCOVER. We also accept payments via PayPal. PayPal or direct payment to us by credit card are the preferred payment methods in order to effect immediate shipment. Our secure ordering page uses PGP encryption technology to safely encrypt order information and then transmit same to us securely; Credit card and personal information is NOT stored on this site.

We also accept checks and money orders from North American customers, payable to 'JB Books'. Payment must be in USD. International orders are welcomed if payment is by major credit card or by a personal check or bank draft drawable on a US bank. Tax is not payable unless the purchaser resides in the State of North Dakota. ND residents must pay sales tax @ 6%.


We may place temporary reserves on books pending receipt of payment IF the order is firm; enquire.

Returns policy:

All books are subject to prior sale; ordered books may be returned within one week if by some rare listing error condition is found to be not as advertised. All other sales are final.


(rates given are for hardcovers; small paperbacks are adjusted downwards)

(1) USA orders: 'Media' @ USD4.00 for first book (USD3.00 each item thereafter), 'Priority' @ USD5.00 (USD3.00 each item thereafter); may be more for unusually large and heavy volumes; allow up to 1-2 weeks for delivery via 'Media', 2-5 days via 'Priority'. Multiple-volume sets s/h charges are adjusted downwards.

(2) Outside USA: we ship via 'Global Priority' (fast and very reliable) @ USD9.00 (USD7.00 to Canada) if available (enquire). Other methods and rates are also available depending upon weight and destination country; enquire.

Shipping of orders is very prompt, orders are shipped usually the same day that payment is received or next business day.

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