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.

In addition to our on-line offerings, throughout the year we go to various Science Fiction conventions within a four state area.  For more information concerning where we will be vending this year, please see Events.

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.


Featured Author

Ellis Peters


Ellis Peters is the pen name of Edith Pargeter, born in Shropshire, England in 1913.  She’s best known for her murder mysteries, both medieval and modern, especially those featuring Brother Cadfael, a Benedictine monk at the abbey in Shrewsbury.  The Cadfael Chronicles highlight both the virtues and the foibles of the medieval Catholic Church.  The Felse Investigations series features Inspector George Felse along with his wife Bunty and their son, Dominic in her thirteen book contemporary murder mystery series. The author adroitly integrates issues of the day into a charming rural English setting.


Ellis Peters


During her writing career Pargeter achieved great recognition, winning the Edgar Award in 1963, the British Crime Writers Association (CWA)’s Silver Dagger in 1980  In 1993 the CWA bestowed on her the Cartier Diamond Dagger, a lifetime achievement award.  Pargeter was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) “for services to Literature“ in the 1994 New Year Honours. 


Pargeter died at home in Madeley, Shropshire in 1995 at the age of 82.  In 1999 the CWA established the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger award to honor the best historical crime novel of the year.


Note: To see previous months featured authors, click here.




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.


Want List

 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.


Shipping Specials

U.S. customers: Order $35 or more, and get free media mail shipping.



Browse our inventory now to take advantage of this special.