Babbling Elf Books

Georgetown, ON, Canada

Joined March 23, 2001

Seller Rating:

4-star rating

About this seller

Have you ever heard the saying that the way to make a million dollars, selling used books, is to start with two million dollars? Well, that sums it up, just about perfectly! Selling used books is definitely something you do because you love it, not because you need to make a living. Many, many moons ago, I used to have a used book store. Now, I do not. What I do have, is an eclectic collection, of books, art, music, video, and other ephemera, that has been 70 years, in the making. My wife and I subsist on the not-overly-generous pensions, provided to seniors, by the government, which is why I am now selling my own, personal property, not store stock. I put what, to the best of my knowledge, is a reasonable price, given the condition and value, of a book, on my listings. Even though I know I will be losing a good chunk of that, to the multitudinous, and not insignificant, fees, involved in selling, online, I do NOT account for it, by inflating the prices, of my books. This goes for shipping, as well. We live in a very small apartment, so there is room for only a very limited number of books. The rest are in storage, and are not immediately accessible. If you have a question about a book that is in storage, it may take a two or three days, for me to be able to give you an answer, as I do not drive or have a vehicle, and there is no public transportation, to the storage site. I appreciate your understanding and patience, in this. FYI, what I have listed, on Abebooks, is only about 1/10th of my collection. Please feel free to email me, and let me know what titles (editions), authors, or genres you want (need) or would like for me to let you know about, should I come across them, and I will do so.

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Terms of Sale

Shipping Terms

Orders are normally shipped within 48 hours.
The shipping cost is based on a book weighing up to 1kg (2.2 lbs.) If the book is heavy or oversized and requires additional shipping, the bookseller may contact you directly about additional shipping charges. Any applicable Customs duties or brokerage fees are the responsibility of the buyer.


WITHIN CANADA: Standard shipping is Canada Post Expedited Parcel; Priority shipping is Canada Post Xpresspost. Both services include tracking and insurance to $100.

SHIPMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES: Standard shipping is by Canada Post Expedited Parcel USA. Priority Shipping is by Canada Post Xpresspost USA. Both services include tracking and insurance to $100.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: Standard shipping is by Canada Post Tracked Packet. Priority Shipping is by Canada Post Xpresspost International. Both services include tracking and insurance to $100. Higher coverage is available with Xpresspost International service.

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