Shipping/Ordering FAQ

During periods of normal shipping/pickup:

Local pickup:  Make sure to specify "Pick up" when you get to the shipping part of the checkout.  There is no charge for this service.  :) 

We'll send you an email to let you know as soon as your order is ready for pickup.  In most cases, books are ready for pickup almost immediately during our open hours.

Mail orderFor US customers, we recommend selecting Media Mail or one of the new economical options (Parcel etc) if you are not in a rush to receive your books by a specific date.  It is drastically more affordable than Priority Mail, and Media Mail is 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.

International shipping has now been added to the site for our non-US customers who haven't been able to order from us before.

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!

Shipping fulfillment:  When a "Shipping Exception" is not in effect, we pack and ship on the following day in most cases, for orders placed Weds-Fri.  Those orders placed after closing on Friday and through the beginning of the week (Mon/Tues) will go out on Weds in most cases.  :)