About CHESTNUT STREET BOOKS
WELCOME! Chestnut Street Books is NO LONGER an open shop located at 11 W.Chestnut Street in downtown Lancaster, PA. After 20 beautiful years of selling to our local market and the visitors who come to experience Amish Country, we have closed our store. From this point on, we will continue selling via the internet. Working from our little house with limited space we must focus our attention (and inventory) on the less-common and more-interesting books.
Two Important Quirks to Keep in Mind: (1) We don't have an answering machine, so if you want to call us, try to do so toward the afternoon hours. Mornings tend to end up dedicated to the YMCA, marketing, and other chores. (2) Since we've closed the store, we can no longer accept credit cards. If you want to use a credit card, you must order through ABE. If you want to order from us directly. a Postal Money Order is the best method.
We take internet customers very seriously. We do our best to grade and describe our books accurately, and we respond to orders quickly -- usually the same day we receive them. Any book which is NOT AS DESCRIBED can be returned within 10 days of delivery for a full refund. We affix tracking to ALL domestic shipments with a value over $15.00; this is not possible with International orders, so we urge that the purchaser consider paying an additional fee for insurance (if available). We will provide proof that the package was shipped, BUT WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNINSURED PACKAGES WHICH DO NOT REACH THE CUSTOMER.
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All books are sold with a 10-day guarantee; money back IF NOT AS DESCRIBED. Checks or money orders
can be accepted ONLY for addresses within the US. Library Purchase Orders are welcomed and can be
invoiced if necessary.
PA residents please add 6% retail sales tax.
Shipping costs are based on packages weighing 2 pounds or less. Books which are heavier than this will cost more to ship and we will contact you by eMail if this is the case.
** Media Mail within the US for this "typical" 2-pound package would be $4.50 for the first book, $2.50 for each additional book. A multi-volume set is NOT treated as a single volume.
** Priority Mail for the same order would cost $7.50 for the first book. $4.50 for each additional book. Heavy books bound for the west coast will require additional postage.
+++ INTERNATIONAL ORDERS will be shipped the least expensive way possible unless another option is requested. Insurance is optional and strongly recommended for valuable books. WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR UNINSURED PACKAGES ONCE SENT..