CJKV is the acronym for Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. It refers to the 4 languages that we carry. CJK are in script forms and Vietnamese is based on Latin alphabets.
It means our website can be easily navigated by non-CJKV as well as CJKV readers. Our in-house editors review, read and write English descriptions for our books and materials to help you make good selections for your patrons. For title names, in addition to CJKV, we also provide transliterated title names and the original title of translated books.
We issue monthly newsletters of adult and children new titles. Our entire catalog with 5 languages (Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese,Korean, and Vietnamese) for Adult’s and Children’s, can be accessed online as new titles are being added. Librarians who have registered on www.BooksWindow.com may view current and past New Titles lists up to 12 months, and those interested can subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, which includes links to the current month’s new and featured titles.
At Tsai Fong Books, we realize that no two libraries are alike, so we have created several ways to purchase to better fit your needs. We offer Language Sets, Standing Orders, Collection Development, and Starter Collections. We can also help you fill your grant or ad hoc budget any time. Of course, we also welcome you to browse our website and pick out the titles that interest you. See which method tailors to your needs the best!
- Self Selection
Prefer to choose your own titles? Log on to www.BooksWindow.com and browse our extensive collection of titles in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Selecting your own titles has never been easier, since all of our titles ?bestsellers past and present, award-winners, the obscure or controversial, and everything in between ?show up in English and their native language. There’s no guesswork with our English book descriptions, and our advanced search function and Monthly New Titles catalog make finding what you need a breeze.
We have compiled lists of titles for Collection Development based on popular and frequently requested topics. They include Awards, Culture and Heritage, Notable CJKV Authors, Learn English, just to name a few. These collections are on the right-hand side of our homepage and within each language. We will add to this list when we come across other popular and frequent requests. If you have a special interest or focus, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Standing Order
Feeling overwhelmed selecting foreign language books to purchase on a regular basis? We can help! Let us choose the best titles for you based on your preferences and budget. Just fill out the Standing Order Form - Adults or Standing Order Form - Juvenile and we will take care of the rest. And don’t worry about being locked in ?you can make changes to your standing order at any time.
- Ad hoc
Do you have an ad hoc budget for Asian language material? Need help on deciding what to acquire? We’re here for you. No matter the budget size, we will gladly help you make the best selections for your special one-time needs. Just fill out the Standing Order Form - Adults or Standing Order Form - Juvenile stating your preferences and check “one time only?in the “Shipping Frequency?box. Or, if you prefer, shoot us an e-mail at email@example.com.
- Can we specify specific subjects we prefer?
If you would like to customize your order with category and age group preferences, you can use our Standing Order Form - Adults or Standing Order Form - Juvenile and we can customize your order for you.
We ship via FedEx Ground, UPS Ground, USPS and Priority Mail International. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as your order is shipped.
Please note that we only charge Shipping and Handling on the items being shipped.
There is no extra Shipping and Handling fee for separate shipment.
*Shipping method may vary from one shipment to another, depending on the size of the shipment.
We accept purchase orders, so we will bill you by invoice. An invoice is included with each shipment. Please note that we only charge for the items that are shipped.
Tsai Fong Books will do its best to make sure that all items are in good condition when shipped, unless otherwise noted. If an item is damaged during shipment or has defects, you can e-mail us to let us know. We will ship a replacement copy free of charge. If a replacement copy is not available, we can ship a suitable alternative of similar value, or issue a refund if that is preferable.
MARC Records are now available upon request for our Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean materials. The MARC Records take 1-3 weeks to process and are delivered via email. The cost of each MARC Record is $10.00 per title. You have the option to add the records to your BooksWindow order during check out. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about or are interested in ordering MARC Records.
Bibliographic records help expedite the cataloging process. Our bibliographic records provide transliterations of a book's author, title, and publisher, as well as publishing date, category, ISBN, language, and OCLC control number (if available in WorldCat).
Our bibliographic records are delivered in electronic format for FREE upon request with your purchase of the materials for which the records are to be delivered. You also have the option of receiving paper format records (a card inserted inside one book of each title) at $1.50 per title or both electronic and paper formats at $2.00 per title. Click to view a sample bibliographic record.
Here is an example of our paper bibliographic record:
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Title English: When Breath Becomes Air
Publisher: Shi Bao Chu Ban
Publish Date: 8/2/2016
Category: Self Help
ISBN/Item No.: 9789571367286
Language: Traditional Chinese
OCLC # 957776447
Size: 15 x 21 cm.
Page: 284 p.
Available for paperback titles at $5.75 each.
Book Jacket Covers
Available for hardcover titles with book jacket at $2.75 each.
Barcode and Property Stamps $0.95 each
Everything you need to stay on top of your purchases can be found in your online profile. Simply find and click "My Account" in the top right corner to access your account profile, where you can view your order history, view a list of items on backorder, and change your account information.
Our keyword search is convenient to use when you want to find a title by only one search criteria. Enter an exact string in the Keyword Search box to quickly search by a single field (i.e. ISBN, title, author, etc.). Simply enter one search factor and it will pull up the best matches. If you want to use more than one factor, please use advanced search.
The advanced search allows you to be as specific or as vague as you would like. You may enter as much information as you know if you are looking for a specific title, or you can search by just one or two criteria if you are only browsing (i.e. language and age group).
Although the most common way to order is online at www.BooksWindow.com, we also welcome you to send us your orders by fax, mail, e-mail, or phone. Simply refer to our contact information below.
Because our website www.Bookswindow.com is designed for public libraries and our content is proprietary, not open source, access to our website is only given to relevant public library staff responsible for collection development, acquisitions, and cataloging, with their official library e-mail address. As anyone can potentially place orders with PO on our website, limiting access protects libraries from unauthorized orders.
Our website is in both English and CJKV so it can be easily navigated by non-CJKV as well as CJKV readers. Our books and material are annotated in English to make selection easy. You can select from our monthly new title lists which are also in printable format, both contain English annotation. So even if you don’t know any CJKV, you can rest assured of your selections.
Our website is in both English and CJKV so it can be easily navigated by non-CJKV as well as CJKV readers. Our books and material are annotated in English so it makes selection easy. You can select from our monthly new title lists which are also in printable format. We highlight the notable titles in the news section of our home page and in our monthly e-newsletter. We also have special features you may find easy to use when you have a specific need. Even if you don’t know any CJKV, you can rest assured of your selections. If you prefer to leave it up to our experienced language editors to arrange a selection for your library, choose from our Standing Order Form - Adults or Standing Order Form ?Juvenile or Language Sets options.
Of course, if you have any special request or if you couldn’t find what you need, we are just an email (email@example.com) away, and our customer service is always available 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Central Time, Monday through Friday.