Joined March 19, 2008

5-star rating

PO BOX 10884

1 503-246-2752

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About the Bookseller

Stacks of used books abound. This specialty business is run by B. Petroske and friends. Most of our sales are via printed catalogs of books, filling rare wants of customers, word of mouth sales worldwide, and occasional participation in antiquarian book fairs. Our listings on are only a sliver of our inventory which comprises thousands of books and a large selection of rare ephemera. In addition, we have a few interesting books for sale at where nearly all of the items presented do not duplicate our abebooks listings. If you seek a rare mountaineering book (or polar or central asia exploration item) you can send an email with the query to and we will try to respond promptly, though often we are away climbing or pursuing rare books and collections, which means the response might take a week or two or three or...longer. We have had success in finding hundreds of rare books for customers who, in many cases, have been searching for those rare items for years. Our interaction with a large number of advanced collectors worldwide enables us to make deals where a rare item is extracted from one collection and added to another collection. Most such items are never listed on the internet or in catalogs. We also purchase individual rare items and entire collections. Want lists from collectors and dealers are welcome. Bill P.


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Terms of Sale

Full refund for any reason if book is returned within a reasonable amount of time (a few weeks, not months). If we made mistake in the description of condition, postage is refunded. Contact Jim & Bill Petroske at JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS, PO BOX 10884, PORTLAND OREGON, 97296, USA. PHONE/FAX: 503-246-2752. email:

Shipping Terms

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.