Terms of Sale


To purchase individual books or groups of books directly from Gene W. Baade Books on the West, please contact us at (email) bookwest@q.com, (telephone) 425-271-6481, or (USPS mail) 824 Lynnwood Ave NE, Renton WA, 98056


For direct purchases we currently accept personal checks, money orders, and credit card payment via the internet service, Paypal.  Institutions may submit purchase orders. We do not process credit cards directly. PLEASE ALWAYS contact us to find out if a certain book that you are interested in is still available. We usually have only one copy of a particular book. Payment is ordinarily to be made before we ship the book.  We update our complete inventory list frequently, but not daily, so in some cases a given title listed may have already been sold.


We normally ship via USPS media mail: $4.99 for the first book.  There will usually be an added shipping cost for overweight/oversize books, multiple copies, and sets.  Some pieces of ephemera may be extra, and various other collectibles we offer from time to time will be also.  Photographs that are oversize or already framed will be extra. Magazine and any other material that include advertising may not be shipped media mail.  For priority mail: Regular octavo size book $17.50 first book, with added cost as per what is stated above.

In isolated cases, we may request additional shipping remuneration from the buyer to cover insurance for loss or damage on expensive items.  That said, we package very carefully to protect the book or product.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS SHIPPING CHARGES have a default shipping amount, which will change for books over 4 lbs and values over $400 US.  In those cases we will calculate the cost and add the appropriate amount to the original invoice or in some cases issue a second invoice.


All books ordered from Washington State buyers will have an added point of destination sales tax on the combined book & shipping cost.  Contact us so that we may determine the exact tax to be remitted.  Thank you.


We are always willing to hold a book while you arrange to send payment. In unusual circumstances involving a length of time, we will work with you as best we can.


Books ordered directly from us may be returned for reimbursement, less our shipping, if we are notified by telephone or email within ten (10) days after delivery to your designated shipping address. Books must be returned in the same condition they were shipped from us to you, and of any return has to be the same copy/item we shipped to you.  We will reimburse both the original shipping you paid and your return shipping if we have made a significant error in our description of the book, otherwise return shipping costs will be absorbed by the buyer.