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 take considerable care in packing books but any item may be returned at our expense if damaged in transit or not as described, although kindly contact us first.
All hardbacks have an archival quality jacket protector where appropriate and are packed with bubblewrap and a cardboard bookwrap/box.
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required, although this is usually noted within the item description. Postage will be reduced on processing for light items which can be sent via large letter rate.
UK orders wil generally be sent via Royal mail 48. Heavier books and sets may be sent via courier.
For overseas orders: Economy shipping is cheaper, reliable but will inevitably take longer than Priority mail. COVID -19 -Due to much reduced capacity on flights almost ALL international mail is subject to lengthy delays - 6 weeks being standard to the US at present. Economy Mail will be most likely be sent via surface mail/ship and take a similar or longer time.
Postage will be reduced on processing for light items which can be sent via large letter rate and in most cases of multiple-book orders.
Uninsured items are sent at the purchaser's risk. UK items will have automatic tracking with confirmation of delivery. At present there is no tracking as standard on international mail from the UK sent via the Post Office. If you require a tracked/signed for service kindly let us know. This is generally £5 extra and will be added to the shipping cost.