What is Juniper Books?

We are a specialty bookseller with a focus on building custom libraries and creating unique book sets.

What is your return policy?

Our return policy is located on our returns page. Please contact us with any questions.

Do you sell to Interior Designers and the trade?

Yes, we offer a trade discount to design industry professionals on orders placed in our online store as well as on custom orders.  Please request an account on our trade page.

Do you have a showroom or a place I can see your books?

If you are in Boulder, Colorado you are welcome to visit our showroom and warehouse.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we can ship anywhere in the world.  The logistics and proper packing of books are one of our specialties.

Why do your books cost so much?

There is an entire team of talented people behind every book and every shipment making sure we do things perfectly for every customer.  We are a niche business, we are not trying to be a retail giant.  We buy books from publishers we love and respect, that way we make sure authors and estates are compensated for their hard work and creativity.  We make and sell products one at a time and take care of customers one at a time.  There is a cost to all of this but we think it’s worth it.

Why do your books cost so little?

That’s an excellent question!

Do you offer custom book jackets?

Yes, Thatcher invented custom book jackets in 2010.  Our custom covers can change the look and color of any book, turn bookshelves into art installations, unify a home design, show off a corporate brand, and much more.

Can I just buy the jackets without the books?

We don’t ship book jackets on their own without books as we always want to make sure they fit the books perfectly – we custom design, print, trim and fold each jacket one at a time.  That being said, clients may ship their books to us, we will make new jackets and put them on.  Please contact us to discuss pricing and logistics.
Can I place a custom order?
We work on custom orders all the time, from a book set with a handful of titles to custom libraries with thousands of books.  We encourage customers to contact us as early as possible, especially around the holidays in order to ensure that we can provide the books and the design you are interested in by your deadline.   We will tell you if we cannot.  Our custom order minimum is $350.  Please contact us for more information.

What makes you different from other booksellers that sell books-by-the foot and other decorative books?

We work with clients (homeowners, interior designers, property developers, etc.) to get them exactly the books they want/need for their project.  We source books specifically for clients. If something doesn’t exist, we make it.  Our specialty is books that are great to read AND look great on the shelf.

Are there any types of books you don’t sell?

We sell just about every type of book in existence – new, used, antique, vintage, modern, cloth, leather, without jackets, with publishers’ jackets, with our jackets, and so on.

Are your books in English?

Nearly all of our books are in English including our antique leather books.  There are some exceptions and we are happy to build collections in other languages upon request (we have built collections for clients in Persian, Russian, Spanish, French, German, Italian and other languages.)

Do you sell rare books?

Yes, Thatcher started in the book trade selling rare and antiquarian books.  He works with clients to source first editions and other rarities both for additions to personal collections as well as unique gift items.

How do you price your book collections for custom libraries?

In general, our pricing is calculated by the linear foot of books. The factors contributing to the price of each collection include: binding style, quantity, condition and whether the subject categories requested are broad or specific.

For a custom library, how does your pricing compare if I went out and bought the books myself?

Because we are high volume book buyers with unique sources for books, we obtain excellent pricing on both new and used books.  Most importantly we deliver beautiful libraries and save our clients hundreds of hours of labor in research, shopping, cataloging, sorting,  arranging, color matching, leather conditioning, and other tasks involved in assembling libraries.

What is the lead time for a custom library?

It depends on the project however we are generally very fast and efficient at what we do.  Lead times can range from days to months for more complex assignments.

I’m building or remodeling a home that will be done in 6 months – should I contact you now?

The more time we have the better and more customized your library will be. Often times we can also offer better pricing if we have more time to work with. As large construction projects have a “lot of moving parts”, we also enjoy the opportunity to consult with your interior designer and/or architect to accommodate all design considerations.

Do you sell books for yachts?

Yes. We build book collections for yachts and we have experience customizing the selection of books, fine tuning the measurements and layout specifically for boats, and handling all of the shipping logistics to send the books to any marina in the world.

Do you sell books for commercial projects?

Yes, we have worked with restaurants, hotels, luxury residence buildings, retail stores, spas, offices, and other spaces.

Do you have an old fashioned brick-and-mortar bookstore?

No, we do not, however there is a bookstore called Juniper Used and Rare Books in Canada that we have heard is a wonderful place to visit.  We are not affiliated with them.

Do you have a retail/wholesale program?

We have a small experimental wholesale program, you are welcome to e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com with a pitch.

Do you sell fake books?

No, all of our books are real printed books.

Do you buy books?

Yes, we buy many types of books directly from collectors, estates and dealers.  For a list of books we are currently interested in please click here.

Still curious about us?