Specializing in Quality Used and Out-of-Print Books Since the Twentieth Century
Welcome to Fantod Manor Books & Ephemera. Here we offer quality used arts and crafts books, clothing and craft patterns, posters, prints, and ephemera.
We have over 17 years' experience selling books and ephemera online and in a brick-and-mortar storefront. We take the time to carefully evaluate and describe everything in our shop. We understand you can't hold anything in your hand when shopping online and want as much information as possible about what you're considering for purchase.
Since everything we sell in this shop is used, any price notations remaining on the items are NOT the amount we are asking for them. Also, please understand that used items will have evidence of wear. We’ve made every effort to clearly and accurately describe the condition of the items in this shop.
We cannot reasonably be held responsible for the contents/quality of instructions in any of the instructions/information we sell.
Ours is a smoke-free home and our inventory is stored in a cool, dry place. While we do have a little goober dog named Henry, he doesn't spend his doggy time around our merchandise. You need not worry about his having shed upon, played with, or snorfled in any of it. However, if you're a fellow pet owner, you know how impossible it is to prevent the occasional stray pet hair from making its way onto things it shouldn't. We apologize in advance if this happens.
Please visit Tess' Etsy shop, Tess Creates at TessCreates.etsy.com, for her pretty handcrafted ornaments, jewelry, bookmarks, and accessories, plus fabric, craft supplies and kits, and vintage treasures.
Thanks so much for visiting!
I started crafting vicariously at a very young age while watching my Granny crocheting. Now, I'm often exploring and experimenting with different crafts when I'm not wandering thrift shops for treasures to sell here. I'm happiest when creating.
Together with my wife, Tess, we've been operating Fantod Manor Books online since 1999. She runs both this and her own Etsy shop while I work in a nearby city. I enjoy golf, chess, Scrabble, and playing with our little goober dog, Henry.
The publisher of this listed book.
PLEASE SEE BOOK DESCRIPTION FOR PUBLISHER NAME (Etsy is forcing us to put OUR location in that field!)
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Frequently asked questions
NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!
We do NOT ship internationally! We ship ONLY to the USA, which includes Puerto Rico, APO, and FPO addresses.
Combined shipping / Refund of Shipping Overages?
We're happy to provide combined shipping! In cases where the shipping cost charged is larger than the actual shipping charges, we will refund any shipping cost difference if it's $.30 or over.
Do you charge a handling fee?
Nope! We don't add our Etsy sellers' fees to our inventory list prices. We use recycled, clean plastic bags, bubble wrap, foam sheeting, cardboard, and/or paper for shipment wrapping whenever possible. Sometimes these will have evidence of prior use. While some folks find pretty packaging important, we feel it's more important to use recycled/recylable materials; thus we do not pass the cost of packaging on to our customers.
Do you offer shipment methods other than what are stated in your listings?
We're happy to do so! Please understand we ship ONLY via the United States Postal System (USPS). You may choose whatever USPS shipment method you wish.
Please contact us BEFORE you place your order so we can provide you with a custom listing of the item(s) you want and the cost of the special shipping method you request. We cannot provide special shipping requests after an order is placed.
Do you offer shipping insurance?
Yes! We utilize Stamps.com for our mailing labels and they have their own version of USPS insurance, which we will utilize.
It's important for you to understand that some USPS shipment methods include insurance to a certain dollar amount limit in their cost. In addition, not all USPS shipment methods allow insurance to be included.
Please contact us BEFORE you place your order so we can provide you with a custom listing of the item(s) you want and the cost of insurance. We cannot provide insurance requests after an order is placed.
What's the difference between Processing time vs. Shipping Time?
For FANTOD MANOR BOOKS & EPHEMERA no processing times are stated in individual listings as Etsy says! We'll PROCESS your order within 3 BUSINESS days of receiving it. This means wrapping your order for shipment, sending you an Etsy shipping notification which will include the date the USPS will ship it, and the USPS Delivery Confirmation number OR USA Customs form number on your package. Estimated SHIPPING times, listed above, means the time it takes your package to go from here in Oregon USA to you. Business days are weekdays (Monday through Friday) and do not include weekends (Saturday and Sunday) nor USA holidays (which often fall on weekdays) when the Post Office is closed.
How do you determine your shipping costs?
The United States Postal Service (USPS)...not us...sets shipping costs based upon package weight and size. The USPS also determines the cost of all extra shipping services. At this time we do not utilize Etsy's shipping matrix. The USPS often changes their postage rates and our shipping costs reflect those. We DO utilize Stamps.com which sometimes provides discounts on some shipping methods. We pass those savings on to you.
Will my package have USPS Delivery Confirmation?
It certainly will, within the USA, to Puerto Rico, and all APO and FPO addresses. If you require package tracking other than USPS Delivery Confirmation, please contact us BEFORE you place your order so we can provide you with a custom listing of the item(s) you want and the cost of package tracking. We cannot provide package tracking requests after an order is placed.
More About Returns: Original & Return Shipping Costs
While we do accept returns under certain conditions (please see ETSY'S rules, above), if you wish to cancel an order which has already shipped, or return an item because you don't like it or don't need it, we will only refund you the list price but not the shipping charge made at the time of sale. nor will we reimburse you for return shipping costs. For orders already shipped which you wish to cancel, simply write on the UNOPENED package "RETURN TO SENDER" and place it back in the mail.
PLEASE Ask Your Questions BEFORE Placing Your Order!
We want you to be happy with your purchase from Fantod Manor Books! Being human, as much as we try to include all information about an item, we sometimes inadvertently overlook details. If you have a question about anything we sell, we would appreciate it if you ask all your questions before you place your order so that any possible problems can be resolved and any possible miscommunication can be avoided.