Purchases usually ship within five business days from receipt of payment. Items are mailed in the order that payments are received. This can take up to five business days. We will send you a shipping notification email when your item ships. All books, CDs, DVDs, audio, and video tapes are shipped Media Mail. Priority Mail is available upon request. According to the United States Postal Service, Media Mail can take up to 21 business days to be delivered! Please note that Saturday, Sunday and postal holidays are not business days. Our complete policies and procedures are detailed below:
If you purchase more than one item, we will gladly combine them into one invoice so you can save money on shipping and handling. We will send you a combined invoice that lists all of your purchases together along with how much money you have saved. This can take up to 24 hours. Important Notice: If you pay separately, we ship separately. Its very important that you wait for the combined invoice in order to take advantage of the discount. eBay will not allow items to be combined after they have been paid.
Purchases usually ship within five business days from receipt of payment. Items are mailed in the order that payments are received. This can take up to five business days. We will send you a shipping notification email when your item ships. Books, CDs, DVDs, audio, and video tapes are shipped Media Mail via the United States Postal Service and, once mailed, delivery is usually in 4 to 14 business days. According to the USPS, delivery can take up to 21 business days! Please note that Saturday, Sunday and postal holidays are not business days. Priority Mail is available upon request.
8.4% sales tax is collected from Washington State residents.
Terms for Describing Condition
These terms apply to books, dust jackets, and magazines.
As New is when the book is in the same immaculate condition in which it was published. There are no defects and the dust jacket, if issued with one, is perfect.
Fine approaches the condition of As New, but without being crisp. There may be minor defects, which are noted.
Very Good describes a book that does show some small signs of wear but no tears on either binding or paper. Any defects are noted.
Good describes the average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. All defects are noted.
Fair is a well-worn book that has complete text pages but may lack endpapers, half title page, etc. All defects are noted.
Poor describes a book that is sufficiently worn so that its only merit is as a reading copy. This book may be soiled, scuffed, stained or spotted and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc. All defects are noted.
Ex-library books are always noted as such regardless of condition.
Additional terms used in our descriptions.
Boards are the actual hardcover material of the cover, front and back.
Bookplate is usually a square illustrated sticker on which an owner writes his or her name, or on which the author has signed his or her name.
Bumped refers to the bent or rounded corners of the boards.
Browning or tanning refers to brown or tan looking pages or page edges that appear in some older books.
Chip is a tiny piece missing from the edge of the dust jacket.
Closed tear is a tiny rip in the dust jacket, but no material is missing (as in a chip). It can be shut and protected from further tearing with a Mylar cover.
Cocked means the book is no longer square. If laid down, the book appears to be pushed (slanted) forward or backward from the spine.
Creasing is where the dust jacket or pages have been bent, and then returned to its original state.
Dampstain is a tan or gray stain resulting from water or other liquid damage.
End papers or pastedowns are the sheets of paper pasted onto the inner covers, joining the book block to the covers. One side of the sheet is pasted to the inside cover, the other is left free (see FFEP).
FFEP stands for front free-endpaper. This is the first page of any book. Though usually blank, it is a common place for an inscription.
Foxing is the term used for the rust colored spots which occur on paper. This is the result of oxidation of both organic and iron impurities left behind during the paper making process.
Front, top or bottom edge: These are the outside page edges.
Loose is what happens to a book which has been read several times. The cover easily flaps open and the pages do not return to a tight condition.
Heal or tail is the bottom of the spine.
Head is the top of the spine.
Mass-Market paperback is the most common paperback book, about four inches wide and seven inches high. Seen most often as popular fiction, science fiction and romance books.
Mylar cover is the clear film that most fine bookshops use to cover and protect the dust jackets.
Spine separation occurs at the head (top) of the spine where the fingers grab and pull the book from the shelf. After repeated pulling, the glue holding the outer spine board to the inner binding separates.
Stiff wraps are the outer covers of a softcover (paperback) book or pamphlet.
Sunned is the fading of paper or binding as a result of sun exposure.
Trade paperback is a softcover book which is generally large in size and made of better quality materials than a Mass-Market paperback.
Wraps are the outer covers of a softcover (paperback) book or pamphlet.