Shipping and Returns

Foreign Sales

All foreign sales will be final, no returns.  We will gladly provide you with all the pictures you want and answer all the questions you have, but once we ship these, they are yours.

Foreign and other sales will be subject to the following:

  • Books are FOB Land o Lakes, Florida USA, Freight Prepaid
  • When shipping matching sets of books in multiple boxes, each box will be insured for the value of the complete set as if one box is lost or damaged the value of the set is significantly reduced.
  • All purchases in excess of $2500 (including shipping) for foreign orders must be made by wire transfer, this includes layaways that exceed this threshold even though the individual payments do not.
  • All foreign sales will be final, no returns.  We will gladly provide you with all the pictures you want and answer all the questions you have, but once we ship these, they are yours.
  • Due to the problems of shipping due to Covid, we will no longer ship via First Class Package International.
  • SHIPMENTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM, effective January 1, 2021, the UK has required we collect VAT (value added tax) on shipments under £135 (not including shipping costs), this entails us having to register for a VAT number and remit the collected sums to HMRC. THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!  The good news is books are not subject to VAT, the problem comes in with purchases of items other than books such as individual slipcases, art portfilios, etc.  As such, orders of items other than books valued under £135, will not be shipped to the UK by us.  You are welcome to pay for and have us hold such items until the value of the shipment of such items exceeds the £135 threshold, we are truely sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our UK customers.
  • SHIPMENTS TO COUNTRIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNTION (EU), effective July 1, 2021, the EU has required we sign up for their IOSS (Import One-Stop Shop) to pay VAT (value added tax) on shipments under €150 (not including shipping costs), and as with the UK, this is not going to happen!  As the VAT is only applicable to purchases made by the buyer wihin the EU for goods valued at less than €150 we will do as we are with our UK customers, you can pay for your items and have us hold them until your shipment exceeds the €150 threshhold and then we can figure shipping costs and get your package shipped (please realize that you may be responsible for any VAT on your end and you would need to figure this in with your puchases, and we have been advised that there may also be a customs clearance fee charged by the transporter).  We are truly sorry that this may cause our EU customers additional inconvenience, but we will work with you.

Large Domestic Orders

  • All domestic orders in excess of $5000.00 (including shipping) must be made by wire transfer, this includes layaways that exceed this threshold even though the individual payments do not.
  • When shipping matching sets of books in multiple boxes, each box will be insured for the value of the complete set as if one box is lost or damaged the value of the set is significantly reduced.

Holding Boxes

We will gladly hold your purchases so you can save on shipping, but should you chose to go that route, all sales are final, when you pay for the book it is yours, if you change your mind at a later date, we cannot refund your purchase price.  If it is a book we can use for stock we will be more than happy to make you an offer to purchase it from you.

6/7/2021 Believe it or not we have books we have been holding in holding boxes for over a decade (yes over 10 years). We have sent multiple e-mails with no response. Effective immediately, any holding box that we have been sitting on for in excess of three years, without any recent communication from the customer we will put the books back in stock and charge their cost up to storage fees! If you are one of those individuals please reach out to us soon to claim you book(s).

Shipping

We generally ship via USPS media mail, but highly suggest that if your order exceeds $250.00 that you select Priority Mail as your shipping option. Given the erratic behavior of the USPS at this time, we cannot be responsible for Orders that exceed $250.00 shipped via media mail. We urge you to choose Priority Mail.

Also, with the new website you have the option to select your shipment be made without a Signature Confirmation, but please be aware that if you choose this option, we cannot be held responsible for lost/stolen packages.

Our cost for shipping media mail is $10.00 for the first book and $1.50 per each additional book in the same box (this is the same with or without the signature confirmation option)

Also, you can choose to have us ship via Priority and those costs will be actual costs and will also include a Signature Requirement, unless you elect us to ship without one (just indicate that you prefer Priority, and I'll calculate what this would cost and get back with you).

Oversized and heavy book(s) will incur an additional shipping cost.

International Orders

Please inquire, we charge actual shipping and insurance charges. Please do not ask us to mark the custom's documents "gift" or declare an amount less than the insured amount.

Insurance

All shipping charges will include appropriate insurance. We do not ship books uninsured, please do not ask us to.

Returns

If your not happy with your purchase please let us know, with the exception of speical orders, we will accept returns for three days after your receipt of the purchase on domestic orders, with prior authorization from us (so we know what is supposed to be on the way to us). All returns must be shipped insured, and returned in the same condition as it was when sent by us, unless the book is not as described.  You are responsible for all shipping and insurance charges.

NOTICE: We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any sale or transaction we are not comfortable with.