We are in the office at odd and unpredictable hours of the day and night – which makes returning phone calls difficult. Email is much easier for us to respond to in a timely fashion and is the quickest way to reach us.
We are strictly an internet business, and are not set up for walk-in customers. However, photos are available online for the majority of our inventory and we are more than happy to send additional photos and/or answer any questions you may have before making your online purchase.
Essentially, no. We aren’t buying books or even accepting donated books right now. However, please feel free to email if you feel you may have something exceptional that might tempt us [we will respond only if we are interested]. For donations, may we suggest your local library (most sell what they can’t use).
The cost of doing business varies by venue and so do our prices. Generally speaking, our best prices are direct. Learn more about the pros and cons of ordering from us via the different venues in this 2013 blog entry: Choices, choices, choices
Our prices are firm (haggling is a dying sport best reserved for garage sales and car dealerships). However, prices do differ by venue and, generally speaking, our best prices are direct.
While we are happy to answer this question, please know that our entire inventory is posted online where you can search and get an immediate answer to your question.
Signed: A contributor, usually the author or illustrator, has written their name somewhere on the item, most often on the front free endpaper, half-title page or title page. For example: “Signed and dated 11/12/06 by Daniel Handler on the title page”. This differs from “Inscribed” in that a signed item will bear only the signature (and possibly the date signed), as opposed to an inscribed item which will contain a short note from the contributor as well.
Inscription: Signed, handwritten statement from the author (unless otherwise stated) to a specific recipient. For example: “To Scott Best Wishes Joyce Carol Oates”. Usually appears on a front endpaper, half-title or title page.
Gift Inscription: Signed, handwritten statement, usually appearing on a front endpaper or half-title page, indicating the book was a gift. For example: “Christmas 1972 For Scott Enjoy! Grandpa and Grandma”.
Presentation Copy: A book with a signed, handwritten statement from the author (unless otherwise specified) indicating the book was a gift. For example: “Christmas 1999 For Scott Stephen King”
Association Copy: A book with a signed, handwritten statement from the author (unless otherwise specified) indicating the book was a gift from the author to a person of some renown. For example: “To Joyce Carol Oates from Stephen King, December 1977”
We are now a one income family and books (despite how much we love them) don’t taste very good for dinner. So, no, we can’t accept books as payment.
It is extremely difficult to evaluate a book sight unseen and, truth be told, we simply don’t have the bandwidth to try to do so at this time. We will consider adding this service at some point in the future.
Not at this time; we hope to be able to provide this service (for an hourly fee) in future.
Watch for an email notification from our shipping department letting you know your order has shipped and (for domestic orders) providing you with a tracking number. Please make sure your spam filters aren’t deleting msgs from our domain (handeebks.com). Standard domestic shipping = USPS Media Mail.
We are absolutely thrilled that some of you actually want to work here! However, we don’t have any openings at this time.
Our domain is handeebks.com (handeebooks.com has been taken over by cyber squatters).