General Shipping Information:
Details for Free Shipping Offer:
The Free Shipping special applies to most of our regular inventory. Due to increasing postal costs, there will be a discretionary weight limit of 2 kilos (or approx. 4.5 lbs) to the U.S. and 3 kilos (approx. 6.6 lbs) to Canada on the free offer. If your order is very heavy, we will contact you to let you know if extra postage will be required.
If your purchases meet the required amount (to the U.S. or Canada) and you would like to use the Free Shipping option, you will be able to choose this option when checking out.
NOTE for Higher Priced Books: For individual items valued over $100.00, tracked shipping, (and depending on cost and location, shipping insurance and signature on delivery, may be required.) You will still be able to use the Free Shipping offer up to the cost of regular shipping. You will be charged the difference between regular shipping cost and the cost to send your item with tracking, shipping insurance etc. If you have any questions about this, or would like an exact quote, just let us know.
Remote Areas of Canada: With regard to parcels going to Nunavut and far remote areas of Canada: As shipping to these areas is far more expensive, the free shipping option will not apply. We will, however, reduce your actual shipping cost by half if you have purchased $85.00 or more.
All items ship from Canada via Canada Post. Insurance is included on all parcel options in Canada and on Tracked Packet, Xpresspost and Expedited parcels to the U.S.. Some smaller, lighter items can be mailed oversize lettermail.
NOTE: shipping calculator may not always be correct for purchasing multiple items. I will calculate this after purchase and if I can give you a better rate, I will refund the difference. If you live in a remote area, extra postage may be required.
This site uses shopping cart software, which while being quite handy, is not terribly smart. It bases your shipping costs on the number of items bought, whereas the post office bases the cost on the weight of the parcel. It also can't differentiate between a small paperback & a large hardcover book.
The default shipping costs set for different countries are based on a medium sized book up to 500 grams (or approx. 18 oz.) Your actual shipping cost may vary. If your book is small or lighter than average, I will reduce your shipping, or refund a portion of it if you've already made payment. If you're purchasing a heavier book (over 500 grams), or book set, I will be contacting you to let you know that additional shipping charges will apply.
Please feel free to contact me for an estimate on one or more items. I can also invoice you directly if you prefer, so that you get correct shipping costs immediately.
Shipping Estimates (USD)
Up to 500 grams (or approx. 18 oz.) - $11.50 airmail (4-10 bus. days); $17.25 Tracked Packet (insured)
501 grams to 1 kilo (up to approx. 2.2 lbs) - $16.00 airmail; $19.85 Tracked Packet (insured)
1-2 kilos (approx. 2.2 - 4.4 lbs) - will vary by location and weight
Over 2 kilos - calculated by location
Oversize Lettermail - $4.95 - Available for some smaller, lighter items. I will let you know if this option is available for your book.
(Note: HST will be added for parcels going to Ontario & the Maritimes)
Western Canada (up to 1 kilo) - $11.25
Ontario, Quebec (up to 1 kilo) - $12.95 (may be more to outlying or remote areas)
Maritimes, Yellowknife & Whitehorse (up to 1 kilo) - $13.95
Remote or Far Northern areas - $23.50 or calculated by postal code.
Oversize lettermail - $3.50 to $4.95 - available for some books under 20mm thick and less than 500 grams.
I will contact you to let you know if the OS lettermail option is available for your book.
A Note to Canadian buyers: Canada post has high rates for shipping small parcels within Canada, however the rates don't increase a great deal with size and weight. Combining shipping on multiple purchases can provide a considerable saving on overall shipping costs.
International (Non-U.S.) Destinations:
Up to 500 grams (or approx. 18 oz.) - $11.50 surface mail (4 to 12 weeks) or $20.95 airmail
500 grams to 1 kilo (up to approx. 2.2 lbs) - $17.95 surface mail (4 to 12 weeks) or $38.50 airmail
1 - 1.5 kilos (approx. 2.2 - 3.3 lbs) - $22.50 surface mail (4 to 12 weeks) or Airmail $44.95 to $56.00 (varies by location)
1.5 - 2 kilos (approx. 3.3 - 4.4 lbs) - $25.95 surface mail (4 to 12 weeks) or Airmail $53.00 to $68.00 (varies by location)
Over 2 kilos - calculated by location.