Alkahest Books

Alkahest Books

P.O. Box 492
Deerfield, IL, U.S.A. 60015

Joined April 26, 2001

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About this seller

We have been in business since 1984, first as an open shop on Central St. in Evanston, IL, and now online: For many years we were a partner in Chicago Rare Book Center, which closed in 2017. We are members of the Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association, which holds book fairs in Chicago,and members of IOBA. We always ship books in a cardboard box, or in a few cases, protected by cardboard in a padded envelope. Dust jackets are protected in clear mylar covers. If your purchase is a gift, please let us know. We are happy to provide free gift wrapping and a small gift card.

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Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
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Terms of Sale

All items are subject to prior sale. No drop shipping except by prior arrangement--email for details. You may order or inquire about books by email, or leave a message on my voice mail for a call-back. Payment may be made via credit card, or Paypal. PayPal payments are to be made to

Alkahest Books is a sole proprietorship. Illinois residents will be asked to remit Illinois sales tax.

Books may be returned to us for any reason within ten (10) days of receipt, through prior...

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Shipping Terms

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.0 LB. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
International priority mail rates are based on the book fitting in a padded priority mail envelope with enough extra room to provide cardboard protection for it. If it doesn't fit, priority mail rates will be higher. Please note, media mail shipments to Hawaii and Alaska may take longer than 30 days.