How do you pack your books?
We pack all our books so they are the most protected from damage. We use real boxes and real cardboard. Books are wrapped individually first then placed in box with plenty padding so they cannot move. We've shipped many thousands of books over the past 37+ years and have yet to have a complaint of insufficient care in our packing (we blush at the compliments we receive for our packing).
What is your standard method of domestic shipping?
We ship via USPS media mail for all normal shipments. Tracking is provided free of charge on all domestic orders. If you require expedited shipping such as USPS priority mail or UPS Next Day, or international shipping, we are pleased to accommodate you. If you have special requirements, or are ordering oversize books, or a large quantity of books, please feel free to note your concerns/requests in the comment box when you provide your shipping information, or email or call us at (805) 963-1909.
We can accommodate any method of shipment you prefer, including FedEx, Overnight, 2-Day and 3-Day, media mail, etc. If you want to know what options are available contact us via email or phone.
Do you ship outside the United States and what does it cost?
Yes. We ship many of our books to customers overseas or outside of the United States. Standard shipping for International Orders is via USPS International Priority for $24 ($17 to Canada) for a single item of applicable (standard octavo book) size to applicable countries. These are the amounts you can expect to be charged unless we specify otherwise when we confirm the availability of the book. We most often ship via USPS but can also do so via UPS, FedEx, or DHL, or any other method you would like. We have found that USPS is the most hassle free in terms of paperwork and customs. We often use consolidators for heavy shipments, which we have found bring the cost of shipping overseas down considerably. Please ask us about this option. We only charge the actual cost of the shipment.
We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your shipping needs or preferences. All books are shipped insured. As noted above, if you want to know what options are available contact us here.