We at White Unicorn Books like to think of ourselves as one of the types of used book stores we visited and corresponded with when when we were younger. In that day and time, there really was no question about who was responsible for the book(s) after it left the dealer and before it got to the customer. The dealer was - period! Insurance? If the book were really hard to replace, the dealer might insure the book. But the customer? Never. Well, I should never say never. If the customer wanted the book insured, he would generally mention it in the letter - yes, this was before the days of the internet, but we started young :-). The dealer and customer might split the cost or the dealer might decide to insure it anyway as a service to the customer.
Sometimes a customer was disappointed in the book even after they received it. Again, no questions by the dealer, the dealer took it back and refunded the customers money. If the dealer was at fault, say he had inadvertently mis-described the book, he also paid postage both ways. Otherwise the customer paid postage both ways. In fact, some books were just sent on approval. Now isn't that a strange concept.
We really mean to be a service oriented bookstore. Try us - you'll like us.
White Unicorn Books is an on-line only bookstore started in October 2001 by Joan and DeWayne White.
We started with the Science Fiction collection developed over 40 years. We have continued adding to that collection from various places, adding many other categories to satisfy our customers.
We now have this fantastic new site for you to browse our collection of rare, out of print, hard to find and used books. Just click on any Category you are interested in or search by Title and/or Author with your own criteria.
We hope you enjoy looking. We are adding new books daily, so visit us often.
You do not need an ID or Password to search, browse, or buy our books. An ID and Password is required when you use the Check Out function. If you don't want to set up an ID and Password - Just e-mail us, with the pertinent information.