Ordering Information

To place an order, we need the following:

If you prefer to send a check, we'll have to give you a total for each shipment when it is ready to be shipped and hold the shipment until your check arrives.

Standing Orders

Do you have a favorite author or two? Let us know and we'll automatically put aside their newest titles for you as they come in. We call this the Future File. Having such standing orders helps us to build our orders and gets your favorites to you without you having to worry about keeping track of them. Our request to you is that, if we're providing you this service, you agree to support the service by buying the books that you have asked us to track. And one last bit of persuasion: the reserves get the copies that arrive in the best condition.

Out-Of-Print Books

If there are books that you want, but cannot find, let us know. As about half of our stock is used and we have "new" used books coming in all the time – we very well might have what you can't find elsewhere, or we'll see it come in, put it aside and let you know. Please be as specific as you can: hardcover, 1st ed, condition, reading copy, paperback only, etc.

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