May 17, 2008
Not as many updates to the web site as I intended, but adding books to our inventory continues. I am also working on breaking out a few more authors into their own categories (hopefully, more on that soon). As always, the books waiting to be cataloged seem to breed while I'm not looking.Two months ago my sister Joan fell and broke her ankle, which required surgery to correct. As you can imagine, this has put a crimp in our activities (Joan most of all, of course). It is sobering how long it takes to completely recover from such an injury -- she is still not walking without support. However, it also makes us all thankful to have family to lean upon.
July 25, 2007
I have been as busy as possible adding new books to our inventory, as well as new categories to separate them out (mostly by individual authors).
Among the additions are a number of Nora Roberts books, together with a new category. Isaac Asimov, Betty Neels, Dorothy Sayers, and Edgar Rice Burroughs all have their own categories along with new titles listed.
Now included in children's books are new categories for several series where we try to keep a plentiful stock: Animorphs; Babysitter's Club; Tom Swift; and, of course, Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, two of the all-time favorites.
Other authors I've been concenntrating on include Margaret Frazer and her Medieval Mystery series with Sister Frevisse; J.A. Jance who has written series about Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont and Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady; J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts' alter ego), featuring NYC detective Eve Dallas and set in 2059 A.D.;
and a number of other books.
As always, I continue to work on Rex Stout, Georgette Heyer, and Large Print books as much as possible.
In the queue are a number of V.C. Andrews thrillers, more J.A. Jance mysteries, Ellis Peters' medieval mysteries, Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason novels, along with many more interesting books.
Shipping and Handling Rates
Update July, 2007
After a couple months experience with the new rates, domestic shipping appears to be all right. I've still not had enough experience with international shipments, but I think we're in the ballpark. Keep in mind that the rates are based on a 1 pound book (about 1/2 kilo). If you're ordering very heavy books, the actual rate will be higher.
No Surface (seamail) option for International ordersAs mentioned before, international shipments now simply have two categories of Airmail -- Global Priority and First Class Mail International. Priority mail is somewhat quicker, costs more, and may be trackable. First Class is limited to smaller packages, costs somewhat less, and may take an extra week or two.
A Learning Process I am still in learning mode regarding international mail, and will be for some time. Please understand that if I need to contact you for an adjustment in rates on your shipment.
Thanks in advance for your patience and forebearance.
Welcome to Orielis' Books!
Please take the time to browse through our catalog. We specialize in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, and Children's books (both recent and vintage).
We also carry an extensive collection of Rex Stout books, featuring the world's largest private detective Nero Wolfe.
Each week sees us adding more titles to our on-line catalog. Check back from time to time to see what is new.
One area we have been expanding is our children's series books, featuring classics like Tom Swift, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew, to other entertaining series like The Three Investigators, X Bar X Boys, The Black Stallion and many more. Look for these in our Children's Series category. We plan to add sub-categories here as well, to highlight some of the individual series.
By arrangement with our credit card processor, we will continue to be able to accept American Express and Discover, along with Mastercard and Visa. We will continue to try to offer the most convenient way for you to pay for your books.
While I am on the subject, please be assured that the security of the financial information you provide is of the utmost importance to us. We utilize 128-bit encryption methods to ensure that the information you enter is seen only by us, in order to process your order.
If you prefer not to enter credit card information over the internet, we will be happy to take the details over the phone. Simply select 'Other' when you are asked for a payment method during checkout and, in the Notes field tell us that you will call with the credit card information, or indicate a time for us to call you.
Large Print Books
We continue to add to our inventory of Large Print books and currently offer about 130 titles. We are always looking for more large print books of all kinds -- mystery, romance, thrillers, history, and more. We tend to pick up any large print books in decent condition that we find, as we know these books can be difficult to locate.
If you read large print books and are interested in a particular author or series, feel free to drop us a note and we can let you know when we get some in.
Note on Easy Eye books: In the mid to late 70s (mostly), there was a special type used by some paperback publishers called Easy Eye Larger Type. These books were pocket paperbacks and the type, while not as big as today's large print books, is definitely larger than the standard type used in a typical pocket paperback. We have included these in our Large Print catalog and identify them as Easy Eye or Larger Type in the book descriptions.
Finding Books Online
Looking for a particular book? You can use our Quick Search to search our inventory by author, title, or by using specific keywords.
Just wanting to Browse through the shelves, or perhaps look at one or more of the different categories? You can do that here as well.
Looking for a particular book but can't find it anywhere? Interested in anything by a favorite author? Use our Off-line Search Service to tell us what you're trying to find. We'll search for it and report back to you what we find.
Note: By entering a want you are NOT committed to buy anything. We'll e-mail you with our findings and then let you decide if that's the right choice for you.
U.S. customers: Order $35 or more, and get free media mail shipping.
Canadian customers: Order $50 or more, and get free economy rate shipping.
Browse our inventory now to take advantage of these specials.