Local pickup: Make sure to specify "Local pickup" when you get to the shipping part of the checkout. There is no charge for this service. :)
If you're trying to avoid unnecessary in-store contact, or just in a hurry and want to prepay for an item so you can grab it and go, this is a great option.
We'll send you an email to ask you when you'd like to pick up the book. The shop is open 12:00-4:00 Weds-Sat for pickups (and browsing), but if those times don't work with your schedule, we can figure out a different time/day no problem. Generally books are ready for pickup almost immediately during our open hours.
Mail order: We recommend selecting Media Mail if you are not in a rush to receive your books by a specific date. It is drastically more affordable than Priority Mail, and based on weight only, not distance. However, if you have a deadline, and need a better idea of arrival date, Priority Mail is your best option. Priority Mail is calculated based on both weight and distance.
Packing: We pack your books carefully! We know what they're likely to go through on their journey to your doorstep, so we don't mess around. Everything is packed in a best effort to ensure your books get to you in the same nice condition in which they left our shop. None of that "chuck it in a plastic sleeve and hope for the best" method that you see from a lot of online shippers. Yikes!