Welcome to TORPEDO JUNCTION Military Books on line inventory of new, used, out of print and rare Military Books. Here you will find information about book ordering, payment, shipping, our methods and standards of grading book condition, and customer service policies. Since 1994 we have been in business responding to customer wants from around the world.
To receive our FREE Military book list update notice just submit your email in the right sidebar. We have many more books in stock than can be listed on our website, if there is a book you are seeking contact us, we may have it in stock! Ordering is easy, just use our quick "Order Form". We will check stock and promptly email you a reserve order invoice with instructions.
Would you want to place your purchases in the hands of a company that only sells rare books and merchandise as a sideline? If the answer is no, you've finally made it to the right place!
Since 1994 we have been in business as professional Antiquarian Book Dealers responding to customer wants from around the world. If you are already buying books from us you know we have provided you some of the very best quality and scarce collectable books in our specialty field.
Work with the Industry Leader: Since 1994 Torpedo Junction remains the first and only, serious, reputable, professional, internet-based, quality source of its type in the Submarine and U-boat Community. The World's largest inventory and finest selection of new and rare submarine merchandise and collectables at great prices with satisfaction guaranteed customer service!
We wrap all our books with dust jackets in special archival "protective plastic" Brodart jacket covers. Having a scarce collectable book with the original dust jacket adds to the value of a rare book substantially due to the perishability of this original paper cover. It is a priority for us to insure that these covers are protected to provide you, the customer, with a lasting rare collectable value.
We are known to package our shipments very carefully. We have seen rare books that survived many years in good condition on a shelf be ruined by lack of packaging detail and carelessness. In many cases these books cannot be replaced easily or at all. We strive to be certain you receive your rare collectable books in the good condition you expect!
Over the years we have directly commissioned authors and/or combatants to provide us with "specially signed editions." These are always provided to us in limited quantities and "are not available from any other sources signed in this manner."
Since 1994 we have been in business as professional Antiquarian Book Dealers responding to customer wants from around the world. We are located in Sonoma County, California, in the USA
Please contact us by the following means:
1) E-mail to: email@example.com. Use this link to E-MAIL HERE
2) Use the comment box in our Order Form for any messages,
questions or details.
3) U.S. Domestic telephone inquiries: 707-795-5883 - California P.S.T. 24 hours - (7) days a week. Note: International telephone inquiries will be returned ONLY by collect call charges.
4) U.S. Mail to: TORPEDO JUNCTION Books P.O. Box 227, Penngrove, CA 94951-0227 USA
We specialize in one of a kind, used, rare and out of print books and memorabilia. To insure the books and items you want are available and in stock please contact us before sending payment.
Reserve orders can be made by Phone, E-mail or U.S. Postal Service. To avoid any errors or delays we recommend using our easy Order Form: refer to the BOOK TITLE, and be sure to FILL IN ALL THE "RED FIELDS" on the ORDER FORM. Use this link to the: ORDER FORM HERE
Upon receipt of your order we promptly check inventory and email you a "reserve order invoice" confirming the book(s) or item(s) that: are available and reserved for you, the total price with shipping and payment instructions, and a "reserved until" date. Just print out the "reserve order invoice" and send payment.
Your order will be promptly shipped as soon as payment from you
1) Payment by Personal Check or Money Order drawn on a U.S. bank
or U.S. Cash.
Orders paid by Money Order are shipped within two days. Funds drawn on private U.S. bank accounts subject to the customary waiting period to clear the banking system before shipment.
California residents are charged .0725 % State Sales Tax. (less shipping)
All U.S. Domestic orders are shipped via U.S. Postal Media class
Faster delivery service using U.S. Postal Priority shipping is available at a higher cost upon request. If you want a Priority shipping estimate, please place a request in the customer comments of the order form, and we will e-mail you back the costs prior to processing your order.
For safe and undamaged delivery, all orders are carefully protected and packaged. ALL Domestic orders include U.S. Postal Insurance to cover your order in case of loss or damage.
Books are returnable if not as described, but MUST BE SENT BACK WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF RECEIPT. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase!
Payment is in U.S. funds:
1) Personal check drawn on U.S. bank payable in U.S. dollars or
Orders paid by money order are shipped within two days. Funds drawn on private U.S. bank accounts subject to the customary waiting period to clear the banking system before shipment.
We normally ship International orders by Surface Parcel Post with insurance: allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery. International Air shipping is available at higher costs upon request. If you want an estimate for International Air Parcel Post shipping and insurance, please place a request in the customer comments of the order form, and we will e-mail you back prior to processing your order.
We acquire books from many sources and price our books based on condition, scarcity, market prices and acquisition cost. Many times we pay above market prices for signed, scarce, highly sought after and exceptionally clean books and price these items accordingly.
Paperback Military books are offered to provide enjoyable and affordable reading and research information. Many are out-of-print. Price is the indicator of the condition and collectability of the paperback books. Note: Minimum paperback order is $20.00, U.S. Postal shipping in the U.S.A. is FREE for paperback orders!
We have been professional Antiquarian Book Dealers since 1994 and use Antiquarian Grading Sandards for all of our book condition grading.
The condition of the book is described first and then the dust jacket. For example, VG/G means the book is in very good condition and the dust jacket is in good condition. If the description only states VG it means the book is in very good condition WITHOUT a dust jacket.
Note: Any unusual or specific defects that fall outside the range of this grading list are noted in the booklist description. If you have a question please contact us.
NEW (Book) = Unused new conditon.
NEW (Dust jacket) = Unused new conditon.
NF (Book) = Near Fine: near perfect or very slight wear.
NF (Dust jacket) = Near Fine: near perfect or very slight wear.
VG (Book) = Very Good: clean and tight, shows average wear.
VG (Dust jacket) = Very Good: average wear with small flaws, wrinkling, tears, chips.
G (Book) = Good: overall tight but shows more wear, cover and/or spine wear, edgewear to boards, corners slightly bumped, cover stains.
G (Dust jacket) = Good: larger flaws, wrinkling, tears, chips, paper missing, stains.
Fair (Book) = very worn and/or damaged: worthy of purchase as a reading copy. May have loose or torn hinges, spine worn and/or torn, heavy edgewear to boards, loose pages, cover stained, corners heavily bumped.
Fair (Dust jacket) = very worn and/or damaged: heavily torn, large pieces of paper missing, excessive rubbing, stained, etc.
+ or - indicates slightly better or lesser condition.
We try to fully describe the books, these are abbreviations we use.
Signed = Only the author's signature in book.
Inscribed and Signed = Presentation copy usually personalized with some comments such as: "To fellow submariner John Doe: With Best Wishes Always - Richard H. O'Kane."
Scarce = Rare and difficult to locate and obtain.
1st = 1st printing: later printings are not noted.
Reprint = Reprint of original: for example the description date on the list will note, 1945/1994, meaning the original was printed in 1945, the reprint date 1994.
BCE = Book Club Edition: reprint editions issued by book clubs are typically smaller in size, use cheaper paper and lower quality photos than the original.
Ex-library = A book previously owned by a public library. Typically bears library markings on the spine and/or dust jacket and has the customary library card sleeve glued into the front free endpaper. A good reading or research book only.
ffep = front free endpaper: a blank separator page in the book.
ill. = illustrated.
app. = appendix
Novel = fiction.
BOOK SIZES: 16mo = 6-7"/ 12mo = 7-8"/ 8vo = 9"/ 4to = 10-12"+.
If there are Submarine books you are looking for or if you have Military books to sell or trade please send us your list. We are always scouting and locating books from want lists. We have many more books in stock than can be listed on our website, if there is a book you are seeking contact us and we may have it in stock.
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