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The Book Carrel
Member of IOBA

P.O. Box 1376, Pacifica, California, CA 94044, USA
Tel.: +1 650 557-5575

Email: The Book Carrel | Website: The Book Carrel


The Book Carrel is a paper collectibles internet business established in 2003 by Marc Sena Carrel. Located near San Francisco, we carry a choice selection of books, prints and ephemera for the discriminating customer. We deal principally in scholarly and antiquarian books, with an emphasis on art books. We also sell original prints, including but not limited to antique Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Additionally we go in for occasional ephemera. Our selection is more eclectic and off the beaten path than mainstream and predictable.




Terms of Sale

Items may be reserved, although we do not hold items beyond three calendar days without your firm commitment to purchase. Sales tax is assessed only when shipping taxable merchandise within California. We wrap and package very carefully. Items ship snugly in a box or are otherwise carefully protected. We ship promptly, usually within one business day of a paid order.
We display photographs of our actual items; our digital images are not stock images of other people’s books, prints or ephemera.
We ship via USPS. Our shipments include a tracking number for each parcel. We ship anywhere in the world. International rates will be determined at the time of sale. Rates will depend on weight and destination and urgency of delivery; we will contact you regarding shipping costs. We never seek to make a profit from shipping fees; we make every effort to quote actual fees.
Delivery is guaranteed for all books and prints, and expensive items are insured as a matter of course, usually without extra charge. Upon shipment we will promptly e-mail to you a shipping confirmation, including tracking information.

Methods of payment accepted, including the credit cards we accept:
- Business or personal check. Must be denominated in US dollars.
- USPS money order.
- Credit card, including VISA, MasterCard and American Express.
- PayPal. You need not be a member of PayPal to pay via PayPal.
- Bank wire transfer, but generally only if the total transaction amount is $1,000 or greater.

Our return policy:
We guarantee the condition of every item, including books, prints and ephemera, as described on our website. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Item/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within ten days after the estimated delivery date. In any case you must notify us in advance and await our reply before shipping back to us. When we accept return of an item that is an incorrect item, or not as described, or damaged, or lost in transit, we will refund the purchase amount in full as well as your original shipping cost. We will also make every effort to locate a correct or undamaged copy for you, should you wish. If you've changed your mind about an item that you've ordered, please contact us and we'll respond within three calendar days. If we agree to accept return of an item due to buyer remorse, we will refund the purchase amount less a 20% restocking fee and we will not refund your original shipping cost.

While we enjoy an ongoing relationship with a select group of customers, one-time buyers are always welcome and no purchase by anyone is so small as not to justify our fullest attention. We look forward to doing business with you.


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