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I accept accept Visa, MasterCard, Check, Money Order and PayPal.  Local customers can also pay with cash or traveler's checks.


Foreign orders are best paid for with Visa, MasterCard or PayPal.  Other methods may incur a fee due to the policies of our local bank. Please contact us with the method you intend to use for additional fee information.




Being traditionalists, I do not grade books higher than Fine condition.


The descriptions of the following condition grades were based on those used by the now defunct AB Bookmanís Weekly:


Fine - For the use of the term Fine, there must be no defects. If the jacket has a small tear, other defect, or looks worn, this will be noted.


Very Good - May show some small signs of wear, but no tears. Any defects will be noted.


Good - Describes the average used worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any major defects will be noted.


Below Good condition are Fair and Poor conditions. While all text and illustrations will be present in both these grades (unless noted otherwise), there will be significant flaws.

I am very condition conscious and try to grade conservatively.





Due to having an open shop and selling in other on-line venues, all orders are subject to prior sale.

We insure all domestic orders for free.

Default Shipping Rates
Destination Service Time First Book / Additional Book(s)
Domestic (US) Standard 5 to 14 days US$ 3.50 / US$ 1.50
Domestic (US) Priority 3 to 6 days US$ 6.99 / US$ 3.50
Canada Priority 5 to 10 days US$ 9.99 / US$ 7.50
United Kingdom, France and Germany Priority 5 to 8 days US$ 14.99 / US$ 9.99
All Other Countries Priority 5 to 8 days US$ 14.99 / US$ 9.99


Of course, local customers can make an appointment to pick up their purchases to avoid shipping charges.

Shipping prices quoted in the chart are based on books of average weight. We reserve the right to get back with you with a quote that reflects actual costs on heavier books (or sets). This is much more likely to happen on Priority shipments and shipments to foreign destinations.

Please note that additional books are shipped at lesser rates, so you save significantly when you order more than one book at a time.

Currently, we ship on Tuesdays and Friday. We are extremely careful in packing books, so donít be surprised if it takes a while to unwrap them.




We prefer to answer questions about a book, if you are unsure whether the book described is the book you want to buy.

Please contact us within a week of receiving your book if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Make sure you contact us prior to shipping the book back in order for us to give you a return authorization. When returning a book, please wrap it as well as we did when we mailed it to you.




Much depends on what we already have in stock (or in storage).  Call first before bringing anything in.

A few things we are looking for right now:


1. We are always interested in leather bindings and Fine condition decorative cloth bindings.
2. Art and Photography books that feature the work of a single artist or photographer.
3. Collections (a large number of books, preferably nonfiction, that are on the same subject).
4. Any book that is collectible or rare.


We also are willing to sell select books on consignment.

Give us a call at (586) 578-0900.  It's best to have the books in front of you when you call. We are always looking for the unusual and curious.




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  • Acorn Books
    3645 E. 15 Mile Rd.
    Sterling Heights, MI 48310
    United States


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