ABOUT THE STORE: I am not a professional bookseller. I have been collecting books for over 60 years but age, finances, and related issues now demand that I begin making the books available to others who can appreciate them. To begin, I've been listing books in the horror, SF, fantasy, and mystery categories. Many of these books were purchased from dealers such as Gerry de la Ree and Robert Weinberg or directly from publishers such as Don Grant and Cemetery Dance. I was an early enthusiast of the Lovecraft group of writers (I was on my way to visit August Derleth in early July of 1971 when I heard that he had just died). I m working on listing more books in these fields, getting photos on line, etc. In the future I hope to include books on geology, caves, environment, science, art, general literature and fiction in addition to topographic maps, magazines, some original art, and more. SHIPPING: For standard shipping in the U.S. via USPS Media Mail I ask $5.00 for one book and $1.00 for one or more additional books in that shipment. You will be notified if extra shipping costs are needed (for Priority mail, International shipments, heavy or oversized books, or special handling as requested by the buyer). I will pay for insurance for more valuable books. Reduced shipping costs are available for multiple book orders or small, light-weight items such as pocketbooks. USPS PRIORITY shipping in the U.S. is available but the cost varies depending on weight and destination. USPS charges for nearby Priority shipping are in the $8-13 range for one book (if shipping weight is under 4 pounds), and increases for more distant locations. Wish I could be more specific. Add what you think is fair and I will let you know if additional shipping will be needed. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: BAD NEWS. As this is being written (10/1/21), these shipping costs are so inconsistent and confusing that I'm unable to give an estimate. And shipping prices have been rapidly rising since Sept 1 the the USPS tells me these trends will continue. Right now, I have to take a package to the PO and get their cost, then email customers to see if they are willing to pay the shipping.
Nearly all items are one-of-a-kind and are sold on a first come, first served basis. Remittance on the AbeBooks.com website may be by credit card (Visa or Mastercard). I also accept PayPal. In the event of delays in payment receipt, or at the buyer?s request, I will hold your item(s) for up to 10 days. You may inquire about books or other issues by e-mail. Please clearly identify the item(s) you are asking about.
For standard shipping in the U.S. via USPS MEDIA MAIL I ask $4.00 for one or more books in that shipment. You will be notified if extra shipping costs are needed (e.g., international shipments, heavy or oversized books, or special handling). I will pay for insurance for more valuable books. Reduced shipping costs may be available for small, light-weight items such as pamphlets and pocketbooks. USPS PRIORITY shipping in the U.S. is available but the cost varies depending on weight and destination. For example, USPS charges for nearby Priority shipping are in the $8-13 range for one book; a 5.5-lb package (1 large book) to San Diego, CA cost $29.20. Add what you think is fair and I will let you know if additional shipping will be needed.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING costs are also highly variable. For example, a package under 2 pounds currently costs around $24 to ship to many countries (UK, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, etc). If weight exceeds 2 pounds, cost typically rises to around $40. If the weight exceeds 4 lbs, it will need to be shipped Priority which often starts around $60 and goes up from there. Wish I could be more specific.