SHIPPING POLICIES
Shipping policies

Current effects of COVID-19

COVID-19 is affecting supply chains causing slowed deliveries of shipments to us as well as to you.
Some publishers supplies are backlogged and book availability has been variable.
These issues are resolving themselves now that we've gotten past the summer rush and our inventory is increasing.

Our current order fulfillment time is approximately 2-4 days.

We highly suggest that you select Priority Mail or UPS shipping at this time.
Media mail has been taking 7-14 days with some packages taking up to 4 weeks to arrive due to USPS slowdowns.

Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support!

If the items in your order total $150 or more we will ship it for FREE!

*Continental United States only

Details:
Our default shipping method for U.S. orders is USPS Media Mail**

  • Orders up to $24.99 = Flat rate $4.95
  • $25 to $74.99 = Flat fee of $5.95
  • $75 to 149.99 = Flat rate $6.95
  • $150+ = Free Media Mail** (Continental U.S. addresses only)

We add tracking to all orders at no additional charge to you.

Priority Mail and UPS Ground Shipping
If you prefer expedited shipping, you may select either Priority Mail or UPS Ground for actual shipping rates.
If you are placing a large order, we strongly suggest that you select Priority Mail or UPS Ground, both of which include insurance in case of loss or damage.

**See information below about Media Mail

International Orders:

Free shipping does not apply to international orders.
Rates are calculated by weight and shipping method. We do not charge shipping on international orders at the time of purchase. We calculate the most economical rate based on the size and weight of your order then email an invoice to you for the actual cost.

Overseas orders are shipped via United States Postal Service and their sub-contractors.
You are welcome to email us for an estimate before placing your order.
Any border duties and taxes are your responsibility.

Canadian orders are shipped by either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We determine the least expensive method unless you indicate a preference. Any border duties and taxes are your responsibility. We have no control over these costs.


**Media mail**
Media mail is the postal service's lowest priority mail class. The USPS delivery time for media mail is generally from 10-14 days. There is no guarantee on delivery time however, and on rare occasions we have seen packages take up to four weeks.
We put tracking on all of our packages, but media mail is not insured or guaranteed.
Because of its strict requirements as to what constitutes media mail, the USPS can make random inspections of the contents of media mail packages. This can significantly slow the delivery time of your order.
If you are in need of faster, guaranteed delivery times and/or insurance, we recommend selecting UPS Ground or Priority Mail, both of which are insured.

Back Orders:
If any items on your order are out of stock and we expect to have them in stock within 7 days, we will hold your order and ship it together. If the out of stock items will not be in available within 7 days of your order, we will ship your order and send the back ordered items separately when they are in stock at no extra cost to you. Our policy is to ship back ordered items via media mail. If you need your items more quickly please contact us to make arrangements.