FAQs

You’re in Canada, right? Do you ship internationally?

Currently, and unfortunately, we don’t ship outside Canada (eh) but we are working hard on it. 

Can I pick up locally in Victoria, Canada?

Yes! There is a button on check-out you can click to waive the shipping fees and we’ll email you as soon as your order is ready with the pickup address in downtown Victoria, BC (please don't come until we email you, we might not be here). We can’t wait to meet you:)

Can I return a book?

Unfortunately due to the interactive nature of the sketchbooks and workbooks we don’t accept returns unless you receive a defective book (because mistakes do happen!) If that is the case please email us as soon as you receive the book so we can replace it: eva@smallbooks.io

Are you sustainable?

We know significant changes to the way we all make and consume stuff are necessary to improve the future of our planet. The inside pages of the books are 30% recycled Husky 70 lb which have Sustainable Forest Industry (SFI) certified sourcing and acid free for archival quality. The kraft covers are100% recycled content. We use a local printer who is a carbon neutral company. And we’re constantly on the lookout to improve even more on these practices. 

How old should my child be to use your activity books?

Well, we think any age is a good age to activate your imagination and practice design thinking, and everyone is at a different stage of learning, but as a guide we think kids aged 3-7 get the most excited about the activity books. Sketchbooks are for life!

Do you make sketchbooks for adults too?

We sure do, it’s called the big sketchbook and we use them ourselves every day! The high-quality 8.5x11in 70 lb, archival pages are perfect or all your notes, sketches, plans, and general scheming.  

Is there a discount for bulk orders or education pricing?

Yes! If you’d like to order 10+ books please get in touch with us: eva@smallbooks.io

I have an idea or feedback for smallbooks, who do I talk to?

Great! We love getting feedback, please email Ross: ross@smallbooks.io

I’m a retailer, how do I carry your books?

We’d seriously love for you to carry our books. Please contact Eva: eva@smallbooks.io

What is design thinking anyway?

So glad you asked, check out this blog post we wrote. 

Why does the Easter bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don’t lay eggs.

No idea, if you find out please let us know.