Some Words About Shipping

STANDARD FREE SHIPPING:

Each shipment totaling $50.00 or more for any US address receives free shipping via USPS Media Mail with Delivery Track. Average delivery times are 4 to 9 days for this most efficient domestic service - 2 to 4 weeks for AK or HI addresses.

Please be aware that Media Mail is space available. During heavy shipping times, delivery could take up to 21 days in areas served by busy, backed-up terminals. Please note that we haven't seen service that slow since the 2008 Christmas rush.

Service for EXPEDITED DELIVERIES:

During the holiday season, or at any time for any occasion, if you wish to have your package delivered by methods and carriers other than USPS Media Mail, you have that choice. It works like this:

On the page where you enter your billing / shipping information in the Secure shopping cart and before you click the Submit Information button to proceed to checkout, you are offered a choice of shipping methods. The first on the drop-down list is Media Mail. Other choices include

  • USPS Priority Mail
  • USPS Express
  • UPS Ground
  • UPS 2 Day
  • UPS 3 Day Select
  • UPS Next Day
  • FedEx Ground Service
  • FedEx Home Delivery
  • FedEx 2 Day
  • FedEx Standard Overnight

When you make your choice and proceed to the next page you'll see the charges for the service you selected applied to the invoice. To compare the amounts for the different services click back and forth between the Billing info and the Payment pages as you select each service you want to price.

Service for INTERNATIONAL DELIVERIES:

Surface shipping to international destinations can no longer be accomplished.

We can ship almost anywhere. International shipments are charged actual insured cost - no handling fees. I regret that the calculators offered on the Secure Shopping Cart are notoriously unreliable and show estimated amounts. These amounts shown are very much higher than you will pay. For one thing, this is because the USPS offers "FLAT RATE PRIORTY" boxes that hold 4 to 10 books; the actual insured cost is generally between $28 and $56 depending on where you are in the world.

  • You need do nothing to receive the lowest cost possible
  • We calculate your actual cost and inform you of the actual, lower order total
  • You'll get the actual total via email when the package is sent.

Questions and requests: Please contact us with your request by filling in and submitting the shipping form and emailing your request from the payment page.

Questions: Please email me or call the 800 number (during US Eastern Standard Time Zone business hours) for a quote on any expedited service or an answer to any question you may have. Thanks!

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