AbeBooks' uniqueness is our network of independent booksellers who work with us to provide the most diverse selection of rare, used and out-of-print books on the Internet. It is these sellers, with their experience, commitment and love of the used and out-of-print book business who help all our buyers find that treasure they've been looking for.
We wrap and pack our books carefully using plenty of bubble wrap and sturdy card board to ensure safe transit. We often use recycled packaging materials where appropriate and possible to reduce waste.
Out of Stock Books
In the event that a book is out of stock we will contact you immediately by email and, where possible, either offer an alternative, or, if not acceptable, offer a full refund.
Our books are shipped using recorded delivery within 2 to 5 working days. Domestic (UK) orders should generally be received within 7 working days, but please note that during busy times there may be a delay. Overseas orders are sent by recorded airmail and should be received within 7 to 15 working days depending on destination. Delivery charges are calculated by delivery location and the weight of the order. Please use the Contact Us page to let us know if you require faster or other special shipping services. All shipments are sent tracked and signed for.