Privacy, Security, Business Verification

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    - Privacy
    - Security
    - Business Verification



We are respectful of your privacy and careful with your information. Your email address will not be made public or shared.

Sales information: Your email and street address will be used only in direct connection with the purchase of your book.

  • If you would like emailed individualized lists or a hard copy of our catalogue, please email us. 
  • If you would like us to notify you when we acquire a book that might add to your collection, please tell us, but note that we do not perform book searches: see contact information for Jeryl Metz on Looking for a Book.
  • We use Disqus for comments on this site and we no longer support user registration. Disqus is a large, well-organized, public comment sharing platform, which will protect both us and our users. The Disqus privacy policy can be found on:




We want you to know that your financial information is secure.

  • Since we use  Paypal Secure as a safe third party payment system, your credit card information is never entered on our website.
  • When we take credit card information over the phone in the case of multiple or international sales, we destroy it as soon as payment goes through.
  • We never save credit card information, so if you want to add a book to your order, for example, we will need you to submit the information again.





We have built a reputation for reliability with customers and colleagues over many years. The Verisign Trust Seal verifies that the site you are viewing is our actual site and that it is checked daily for malware. Because we do not handle your financial information, as Paypal does, we chose the Verisign Trust Seal..

  • We have been in business since 1994 and have lived in this small Willamette Valley, Oregon community for almost thirty years, using the same bank.
  • We are registered with the State of Oregon and with the Internal Revenue Service as a Partnership: Columbia Basin Books. 
  • We are listed members of IOBA , Independent Online Bookseller's Association, and are also listed in Sheppard's Directory (a subscription directory).
  • We are one of 400 ABE Heritage Sellers, since 1996, and have also maintained this Old Children's Books website since then. (Google "old children's books" and we will come up first. We have been first on Google for this search term for many years.)
  • We stand by the quality of our descriptions and our packing, see Returns Policy on Terms and Shipping.
  • We're in the telephone book under Truman Price, Monmouth OR. You can see our small farm on Google Maps! We are open by appointment.

We are members of the Independent Online Bookseller's Association (IOBA). Please see the IOBA Code of Ethics, which does provide for resolution of unresolved disputes.