We ship packages in the early morning every business day (Monday-Friday except holidays). Under normal circumstances, your order will ship the following business days (i.e. orders placed on Monday will ship Tuesday, orders placed Tuesday will ship Wednesday, etc.. Orders placed Friday will ship Monday.)
Please be sure to choose the correct shipping speed for your situation. Approximate shipping times are as follows:
Media Mail: 7-10 business days
Priority Mail: 2-3 business days.
Priority Express: 1-2 business days.
First Class Mail: 1-3 business days. (Only available for packages less than 13 oz.)
First Class International: 7-21 business days
Priority International: 6-10 business days.
Priority International Express: 3-5 business days.
To know exactly how much your shipping charges will be, add your items to the shopping cart and make sure to add your postal code and country. The system will then give you all of the available shipping rates as you shop, adjusting automatically as you add or delete items from your cart. Our rates are based on weight and provided by the United States Post Office. Some of the available options include:
Continental USA, HI, AK and APO, and US Protectorates:
Media Mail: always $5.95 flat rate on any size order
First Class Mail:
Less than 7 oz: $2.95
7.1 oz – 13 oz: $4.95
Less than 1 lb: $6.95
1.1 lbs – 6 lbs: $10.95
6 lbs or more: $14.95
Express Mail: Available at USPS price, calculated by weight.
International Airmail orders via US Post Office*
If you order books to ship outside the USA and protectorates, you will be able to see your exact shipping charges before you submit your order. You will also have an array of shipping choices, all with charges clearly stated.
*There are some countries which have more difficulty than most in reliably delivering our packages. We are unable to guarantee the delivery of packages shipped to the following list of countries, but will still ship to them. Please note that the purchaser assumes the full risk of orders shipped to the listed countries.
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
United Arab Emirates
Or any other country that is or may become embargoed by the United States or United Nations as sanctioned by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC).
We reserve the right to add to or subtract from this list at any time and without notice should our experience warrant.
Unless your country appears in the list above of countries to which we cannot guarantee delivery, we do guarantee delivery internationally.
***If a package is lost in the mail: This happens only rarely, thankfully. However, should it happen please be aware that there are waiting periods before we can reship or refund your package. A package cannot be declared “lost” until after that time, and it is beyond our control to change.
The waiting periods are:
Packages shipped with the United States: 21 days
Packages shipped outside the United States: 45 days
Packages shipped to APO/FPO boxes: 45 days