Horizon Books is operated as a mail order business and a Web store, and we occasionally
do book fairs. I started out as a book collector, turned to book scouting for other
dealers and finally formed a company to deal directly with the public. After doing a
growing business through the mails, I discovered the Internet. This was in 1993 when the
Web was text only and Netscape hadn't yet been developed. At that time business on the
Internet was mainly by e-mail, mailing lists and newsgroups. Our first Web site opened in
August 1995 and was one of the first out-of-print bookstores on-line. We registered our
own domain name in December 1996. We have shipped books to most countries in the world.
We specialize in books on Travel & Exploration, Natural History, Plant Hunting and
Gardening. These have been personal interests for many years. As you may notice from
browsing our list of Catalogs,
we also have books in other areas, including reference related to our specialties. And we
have added an Antique Print Gallery.
If you sell books you also need to buy them. Because of our low overhead we pay very
competitive prices for the right material. What is the right material? -- Check our want list for some fairly exotic items we are looking for. And
browse our catalogs to get the general flavor. We currently need travel books published
before 1920, especially about Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Antarctic and Latin America.
We are always keen on purchasing botanical and fruit books with color
plates published before 1920, including books on roses or orchids, gardening books published prior to 1900,
and plant hunting
books in any period.
We will buy single items of merit, collections or libraries in our specialties. If you
have anything you think we might be interested in, please inquire.
Our Customers Write
Our goal it to provide good quality books to customers around the world and
we take pride in serving our customers. Our books are described in detail
and are sent well-packed and packaged. We have shipped books to over 100
Our customers often write to us to tell us how satisfied they are. This
is unusual in the retail business and may explain why so many of our customers
return to our web site to search for and order other books. Here are a few examples:
- Just a brief note to let you know the
two books arrived today in great shape. Many thanks.
- Hello Mr. Porter, I just wanted to let
you know that my order was received safely yesterday, as promised and in
excellent condition. I appreciate the obvious care taken to
wrap the books for shipping.
- Thanks so much Errol. I received the
book today. Beautiful condition. Well worth the money.
My books arrived via post today. They
are each delightful and in wonderful condition, as I can always count on from
you. Many thanks.
’s “First Footsteps in
” arrived safely. It is exactly as you described and I believe a
well-done repair. I am very pleased with it. Please feel free to add my
comments to your website. It is always a pleasure to do business with you.
thanks, book received in great
Just to say that the Peter Scott Wild
Chorus Book arrived this morning. It is perfect, my husband will
love it, it's for his 40th birthday. Thanks for all your help.
Hi Errol, Just to say that I
received my wonderful book yesterday, thank you for sending it so promptly.
Dear Errol: Your book arrived to day,
safe and sound. I am very happy with it and its condition. Thanks,
Hello Errol, Just a note to let
you know that books arrived safely, Oct 30. I am delighted with them! The
artistry is just jaw-dropping, and this includes the foliage as well as the
birds themselves. I'd like to express my complete satisfaction, and appreciation
to you and your staff--true professionals! The packaging also was awesomely
bombproof. Many Thanks!!!
The book arrived today -- it's lovely!
I will definitely keep you in mind for future purchases. I am always searching
for good reference material for the books I write. Thanks again for a wonderful
addition to my library.
I have received the
ordered book via post in excellent condition thanks to your perfect
packaging. Your description of it's condition was also flawless. It has been a pleasure
doing business with you, and hope to have the opportunity to order more
'treasures' from your stock in the near future.
Good Morning -- The book arrived
yesterday. I am very pleased with its excellent condition and prompt arrival
Hi Errol. Just to say the book
arrived today and a big thank you .The book is superb and
am delighted with it. Look forward to buying more from you
Just a short note to
confirm receipt of the books today, and to say that I am delighted with both of
Just to let you know the books arrived
today. I'm very pleased with them, they're a nice set. Many thanks, also, for
taking care with the wrapping, they got here in perfect condition.
Errol: I received the book yesterday in
great condition. Thank you very much, and I've book-marked your unique store's
We are always happy to hear from customers or anyone with questions on our
books or web site. Feel free to email me anytime.
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