Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you buy books?

Yes, though selectively. We like literature, history, domestic arts, children’s books, and biographies. We also like unusual books or books with attractive covers. Most of the second hand books we buy are at least 40 years old. Books we don’t purchase can be left with us on donation, and we will try to find homes for them by donating them to the local library/ thrift stores, or by putting them on our sidewalk cart.

Do you have new books? / Can you order new books for me?

Yes, we can order most newly published books for you through our book distributor. Books usually arrive in shop 2-3 days after we place our order. We can also order newly released cds and games. We do not offer search services on used books.

Do you sell work by local artists?

Yes, we represent some local visual artists, jewelry makers, woodworkers, and more.

How can I find out if you have a map or image that I’m looking for?

You can search our online inventory via the “Print” link on the main menu, or you can call us at 315.789.1000. It’s possible we may have an image in our archive that isn’t yet posted on our website.

In addition we’re working on some fancy new sites to showcase out images in all their glory. We can’t wait to show you.

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

Depending on your location your package(s) should arrive within 5-14 business days. Items ordered with expedited shipping generally arrive in 4-6 days. Very large orders or custom orders may take longer, and you will be notified of any delays in production. If you have concerns about a delivery, please contact us at

What else do you buy?

Antique postcards, vintage costume jewelry, old linens, kitschy knick-knacks and household items, miscellaneous oddities and things that delight us for one reason or another.

What is your return / refund policy?

We offer returns on any of our merchandise with a receipt and within 30 days. Custom framing and furniture are not refundable. Returns on area rugs carry a 15% restocking fee.

What kind of framing do you offer?

The best kind! We use acid free mats, UV protected glass, and Larson-Juhl mouldings. All of our custom frames come with a lifetime guarantee on construction. We also cut glass and mats for your home framing projects.

What kind of printing do you offer?

Stomping Grounds offers giclee printing on fine art papers and canvases. We also produce notecards, bookmarks, wrapping paper and adhesive prints in shop. In addition, we partner with other producers to supply business cards, flyers, rack cards, and much more.

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