- Book Questions
- Unicorn Sales
- RA Discount
- Sale Oct 29-31st
We have two types of books. The first are books that we have printed traditionally with offset presses, these are the books we've been publishing since 2000. The second type is all of our new books, they are print on demand and they are listed under the WORLDWIDE BOOKS collection.
We stock small quantities of the WORLDWIDE BOOKS so that we can ship them to you with the rest of the books we've been publishing for over 20 years.
All of our print-on-demand chapter books use the same trim size (the size of the page), which is 6x9 so that our books match as much as possible.
It's not practical to try to match the size of the original book, many older books have what are now considered to be a custom trim size that is not offered by our printers.
There's also the fact that each print-on-demand company uses different heights for the hardcover boards, so even though the page size is the same, books from different printers won't match perfectly.
We know this because each printer requires a new file for the case, the paper that is laminated and glued to the boards, because of different board height, board width and spine width.
Our color print-on-demand picture books so far are either 6x9 or 8x10. I have at least one book in mind for the future that will be 7x10.
We hope you'll enjoy having access to these books, previously unicorns, at affordable prices. Our new editions will bring down the price of used copies if you need one to match the old book's size.
If “Slightly revised” is on the copyright page of one of our books it means we’ve replaced some words which are considered divisive at this time, even though they were considered fine at the time the text was written. Or they could be words whose meanings have changed over the years—we replace them so you don't have to switch them out on the fly when you're reading aloud to your children. We also take out references to tobacco if it leaves the essence of the story unchanged. If found, typos in the original text are corrected. This happens more frequently than you might think!
We consider these minor revisions. For purists, the original books are still out there and are cheaper now that we’ve reprinted them.
Bargain books are 55-75% off! They have been returned to us from our wholesaler and have bumps or blemishes, but no major problems. Bargain books make nice reading copies to give to your children and have remainder marks, which means they were sold at a discount.
Quantities are limited. If no copies are in stock, try checking back occasionally because we update quantities as more become available.
Bargain books may be returned, but with thousands sold it hasn’t happened once since 2000.
No, unfortunately we don’t. There are too many old books that we want to revive.
The only exception has been the few times we’ve published a new sequel to one of our author’s books from decades ago. We did this for The Mad Scientists’ Club series, the Alvin Fernald series and Pickle-Chiffon Pie.
Send us an email, a facebook message or a suggestion on our contact form. We’re happy to learn about the books people are looking for and remember from their childhood.
Yes we will consider anything but picture books. Please send us more information by email, including any awards your book has won. If we need more information we will get back to you, but please remember we cannot return review copies unless you include a stamped, addressed return mailer. Thank you.
When your order totals $100 or more in the US, after any discounts and not including shipping, the shopping cart checkout page automatically displays the option for free economy (media mail) shipping.
If you'd like a book shipped internationally, which is not listed under our WORLDWIDE BOOKS collection, please send us an email so we may quote you a price. Thanks!
All or our books in the WORLDWIDE BOOKS collection can be ordered from any major online retailer. We've provided affiliate links on these books' pages to help you find them and support us too. If you live in Australia, these books can be ordered directly from Living Book Press.
If you'd like more info please contact us at 859-235-9970 or email@example.com
You will get an email with tracking info once your books ship. Most orders are mailed the next business day.
Our print on demand WORLDWIDE BOOKS usually ship the next day since we stock them in our warehouse. However, if we're having a sale and run out of books on hand, it may take up to two weeks to mail them while we restock.
You may return books or merchandise that you’re not happy with. We ask that you tell us you're returning an item so we can be expecting your package, and that the books are returned in as-new condition. Of course bargain books won't be as-new…but since 2000 not a single one has been returned.
Unless the book is defective, you’ll need to pay for returning the item and your initial shipping charge is non-refundable. If you’re returning something that had free shipping, or if returning one item takes you below the threshold to receive free shipping, then we will deduct our shipping cost from your refund.
If you received a defective book, please send us a picture of it, so we can decide how best to help you and remedy the situation.
We hope you won’t want to return an item, our return rate is much lower than the publishing industry as a whole, but we do understand.
A Unicorn Sale is when our new releases go on sale! Before we reprinted these "Unicorns" they were expensive, hard-to-find used books. When they're available here, it means plenty of new copies of each book are in stock. Most are available worldwide as well.
From August 6-12 all of our August new releases are 20% off and previous May 2021 new releases are 10% off. And, as always, many of our other titles are discounted from 5-10% to make it easier to buy "small" from the publisher and not a huge reseller. The discounted prices are shown on each book's page.
A good way to browse the discounted prices is to click on ALL THE BOOKS above and scroll through the list, the marked-down prices are underneath the covers.
Members of Reshelving Alexandria have access to a member's only discount which can be used all year long and in conjunction with Unicorn Sales.
Over 70 books are currently discounted for RA members! Simply enter the RA discount code as you check out, the code can be found here.
Discounted book list:
Alexander, Alvin's Secret Code, Alvin Fernald Mayor for a Day, Andy and the Circus, Ann Likes Red, Another Celebrated Dancing Bear, The Ark, The Avion my Uncle Flew
Benjamin Dilley's Thirsty Camel, The Big Chunk of Ice, The Big Kerplop!, The Blueberry Pie Elf, The Borrowed House, Bright Arpil, Bubble Gum Bubble Gum,
The Chestry Oak, The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher, Cowboy Charlie
DAHLIA, Diamond in the Window, Down Cut Shin Creek, The Duchess Bakes a Cake
Finest Horse in Town, Flying Hockey Stick
The Ghost Next Door, Giraffe that Walked to Paris, Goose, Gramma's Walk, Gus and the Baby Ghost, Gus was a Friendly Ghost
Hanna's Cold Winter, Hello Rock, Henry Explores the Jungle, Henry Explores the Mountains, Henry the Castaway, Henry the Explorer, Hi Pizza Man!, Hola Piedrita!
In a Blue Room
The King with Six Friends
Little Britches, The Little Old Man Who Could Not Read, The Lost Queen of Egypt
The Mad Scientists' Club Complete Collection, Man of the Family, The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald, Miss Jaster's Garden, Mr. Bear Squash-You-All-Flat, Mr. Pine's Mixed-Up Signs, Mr. Pine's Purple House, My Blue Boat
The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists' Club, Night of the Moonjellies
Ocean-Born Mary pb, Old Black Witch!, Old Black Witch and the Polka-Dot Ribbon
Pharaoh's Boat, Phebe Fairchild pb, Pickle-Chiffon Pie, Pickle-Chiffon Pie Olympics, The Practical Princess
The Quiet Way Home
The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek, The Space Child's Mother Goose, The Surprise Doll
TAL: His Marvelous Adventures with Noon-Zor-Noom, That's Not Santa!, Time at the Top and All in Good Time, TWIG
We Were Tired of Living in a House, Who Owns the Sun?
A list of 31 books (click on SALES on the top bar) will be on sale from October 29-31st, 2021, at 40% off for the first 250 orders placed. This is our early Black Friday sale!