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Book Nook of Orange County

Welcome to Book Nook of Orange County, your Internet Source for fine used books at discount prices. Our prices are low because:

"A book in your hand
is worth two on our shelves."

SPECIALTIES: We specialize in accurate descriptions, fast service, rugged packaging and happy customers.

We carry all kinds of books, with emphasis on hard-to-find (of any sort), health and wellness, technical, text-books, home schooling, self-help, business and religion.
We ALSO carry an eclectic assortment of new and used VHS videos, audio cassettes, CDs, and DVDs (many quite rare and hard-to-find).

PAYMENT: We accept Visa, Mastercard, personal & company checks, and money orders. Please do not send cash.

SALES TAX: We charge sales tax at 7.75% on all Calif. retail sales (CA resellers please send Resale # with your order).

ALL ITEMS are wrapped in a minimum of two waterproofed (airtight) layers of bubblewrap, corners crimped, with additional padding where needed.
Items are shipped in either cardboard shipping boxes or REINFORCED Jiffy Mailers.
We GUARANTEE no shipping damage.
S&H is paid by the buyer.
Domestic Priority Mail S&H is $5.45 for the 1st book and $2.00 thereafter. Delivery time is generally 3-5 business days.
Media Mail (Book Rate) costs $3.95 for the 1st book and $1.50 thereafter. Delivery time is generally 8-21 business days.
Overseas S&H is at actual postage cost plus $1.50 for packaging labor and materials (EXTRA-secure).
Please see for costs and transit times on various foreign delivery options.
Books ship the day after check receipt or CC acceptance.
Some shipping amounts shown on Amazon zShops are at earlier (cheaper) rates, which we will honor. Also, a few zShops items may show higher S&H amounts, reflecting the fact that these books are heavier, and therefore more costly to ship.
Both Amazon Marketplace and rates are fixed by the hosting site, and may be - depending on selected options - higher or less than the above rates.

GUARANTEE: Books may be returned for full refund if, for any reason, you are unhappy with your purchase. If we did not accurately describe the book we will also refund postage BOTH ways.

WHERE TO FIND US: We are an INTERNET-ONLY store, and do not accept walk-in retail traffic. Our Web-Stores are linked to the buttons at the left side of the screen. E-mail us at; phone us at (714) 573-9093; write us at PMB 103, 13681 Newport Ave., Ste #8, Tustin, CA 92780-7815.

CREDENTIALS: Book Nook of Orange County was founded in Feb. 1998 by Stephen & Lea Ball, and is a registered DBA in Orange County, CA. Our Tustin Bus. Lic.# is 97007740. Our CA Resale # is SR-EA-97276435.

BOOK CONDITION TERMS: What do we mean when we describe a book as "Good" or "Fine"? For our book condition definitions, click on the below button labeled "Book Terms."

USEFUL BOOK LINKS: For brief descriptions of, and links to, some book sites you might find useful, please click on the below button labeled "Book Links."


INTERNET SECURITY: There's a lot of "fluff" out there about the dangers of Internet credit card use. Please consider the following thoughts on this issue:
As reported by NY Times journalist Peter H. Lewis:
"Sending a credit card number to an electronic merchant over the Internet is probably the safest way to make such a transaction. In the last week, for example, I handed my credit card to a waiter who disappeared with it for five minutes. I faxed my credit card information to a business in New Jersey, and the fax probably lay exposed to everyone in that office for hours and perhaps to the cleaning crew that night. I called a hotel and gave my card data to a reservation clerk and continued my recklessness by ordering some merchandise from a clothing catalogue, again by reading my credit card information to some unseen operator.
"Compared with the risk of handing my credit card to a stranger, which I do nearly every day, sending it over the Internet is pretty secure." (NY Times, Nov. 13, C3)

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