Welcome to the storefront of Borogove Books. Lewis Carroll defines a borogove as "a thin shabby-looking bird with its feathers sticking out all round--something like a live mop." Our book-reading borogove, drawn by the late San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Phil Frank (after John Tenniel's classic illustration from Through the Looking Glass) is the bookstore mascot. It expresses our sense of fun, without which surely nothing is worth doing. We have always emphasized quality rather than quantity in our listings. We have sought the books most valued by specialists and collectors, and have accepted only books that are in "very good" or better (mostly better) condition. These policies are good for business and make the bookstore a fun and interesting place to work--and also, we believe, a fun and interesting place to shop. We hope you'll agree!
We sell on several web sites, and that sometimes results in multiple orders
the same book. In that case, we fill the order we received first, and we
no choice but to cancel the ones that come in after. All books are
be in the condition described. Any book may be returned for any reason
two weeks of receipt. Dust jackets in less than Fine condition are in
sleeves. Shipments to California addresses may be subject to 7.75% sales
(usually paid by us to simpli...
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may
you to let you know extra shipping is required.