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Information about BTC, our history, policies — all your questions answered.

How do you pack your books?
We pack as befits the material. Books are wrapped first in tissue paper, and then in bubble wrap. Orders over $50 are shipped in boxes rather than padded envelopes. We've shipped many thousands of books over the past 20 years and have yet to have a complaint of insufficient care in our packing (and often receive quite the opposite feedback). We've weathered complaints about our sorry sartorial choices, but never an unkind word have we heard regarding our packing. If you live underwater you might want to warn us, otherwise we should be fine.

What is your standard method of domestic shipping?
Free shipping on all domestic orders totaling $200 or more. Our standard shipping is via UPS ground or USPS Priority Mail within the Continental US and costs $7 for the first book, and $2 for each additional book. These are the amounts you can expect to be charged unless we specify otherwise when we confirm the availability of the book. Tracking is provided free of charge on all domestic orders when we have your email address. If you require expedited or international shipping, read on. If you are concerned about the speed of shipment or are ordering oversize items or a large quantity of books, please feel free to note your concerns/requests in the comment box when you provide your shipping information, or you can email or call us at (856) 456-8008.

Do you ship overnight?
We can accommodate any method of shipment you prefer, including FedEx, Overnight, 2-Day and 3-Day, media mail, pack mule, slow boat to China, etc. If you want to know what options are available contact Lara here.

Do you ship outside the United States and what does it cost?
Yes. A surprisingly large percentage of the books we sell are sold to customers overseas or outside of the United States. Standard shipping for International Orders is via USPS International Priority for $24 ($20 to Canada) for a single item of applicable (standard octavo book) size to applicable countries. These are the amounts you can expect to be charged unless we specify otherwise when we confirm the availability of the book. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your shipping needs or preferences. All books are shipped insured. As noted above, if you want to know what options are available contact Lara here.