FAQs

What is Juniper Books?
Juniper Books is a specialty bookseller with a focus on building custom libraries and creating unique book sets. We offer over 250 book sets from kids books to cookbooks. All our books are great for gifts and interior design. We ship everywhere in the world!

What is your return policy?
We try to have a very customer friendly return policy. Please see our returns page for the details. Feel free to 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 are happy to ship all around the world.  Please add the books to your shopping cart, then press Calculate Shipping to see the shipping options for your location before you checkout. If it’s a custom order that is not in our online store, just send us the details on the project and the shipping address and we will put together an estimate including shipping costs for you.

What currency are your prices listed in?
All of our prices are in USD.

Do you ship to Alaska, Hawaii, and US Territories?
While we are unable to offer free shipping outside the lower 48 states, we do offer shipping services to Alaska, Hawaii, and US Territories via the United States Postal Service and Fedex.

What goes into a Juniper Books creation?
There is an entire team of talented people behind every book and every shipment making sure we do things perfectly for every client.  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 clients one at a time.  There is a cost to all of this but we think it’s worth it.

Do you offer custom book jackets?
Yes, Thatcher invented custom book jackets between 2008-2010.  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. United States Patent No. 9,349,308 was granted to Thatcher and Juniper Books in 2016.

Can I just buy the jackets without the books?
We have recently started offering some jackets independently for customers who already own the books – Harry Potter, Outlander, A Song of Ice and Fire, Hunger Games and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

For all other books, we do not 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 clients 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 various other creations and permutations of printed books!

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 Arabic, 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.

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 few wholesale partners however we are not accepting new partners at the present time. You are welcome to e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com with information about your company and we will get back to you.

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.