<<<SHIPPING SERVICES USED>>> We use First Class Mail for books 6 oz. and below, Media Mail for book items over 6 oz. and non-book items ship via First Class or Priority Mail within the U.S. International orders under 4 lbs ship First Class International and Priority Mail International for packages over 4 lbs. Expedited shipping upgrades are a built-in option for most listings; they are available by request if you do not see the option at checkout. Please convo for a quote.
Holiday Shipping Deadlines: PENDING
This means the deadline for ME to hand your package to the mailman - please order at least one day before to catch these deadlines!!
<<<TRACKING & INSURANCE>>> In order to cover bases, we always obtain tracking numbers when we can (this is not possible for international orders after entrance into the destination country or items sent as flats). Please convo us if you would like to add insurance (we automatically insure orders over $50 and MOST International orders.) We print shipping labels here on Etsy that are directly related to your order, so the tracking info immediately pops up on your invoice. With one click you or we can track your package.
PLEASE remember to check you ship-to address for errors before competing your order!!
<<<DESTINATION>>> Convo us if your destination country is not represented in the shipping prices list and we will add it in BEFORE you buy.
<<<PROCESSING TIME>>> Shipping for most items will occur within 1-3 business days after payment is received/ cleared on our end.
<<<DISCLAIMERS>>> We are not responsible for items lost or damaged in transit. To ease your mind, here is a statistic personal to our shop regarding this issue: out of 800 sales, only one item was lost in transit - so this is a rare occurance and does not necessarily mean that you will never receive your item, it just means that it may take much longer than normal shipping time (several months perhaps.) USPS has a loss recovery form that you can fill out at the main post office branch of the destination town to help things along (we have only had to advise a few customers to do this and they have each received their packages within a week.)
USPS has been increasing shipping prices every year but is still the most economical service for sending our products :)
We take Paypal (preferred) and Etsy's direct checkout. Please stay in communication and/or pay for your items as soon as possible. If after 3 days there is no communication and/ or payment, the order will be cancelled and the item re-listed. Shipping time is based on when payment has cleared and we take 1-2 days for processing.
Calculated shipping is not an exact science. If you have a question regarding your shipping price, please contact us before you order to give time for adjustment (IF possible.)
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
We do not accept returns; all items are photographed/ described to inform the customer of their condition and any accompanying flaws. If you have any detailed questions about an item's condition, please convo us BEFORE you buy.
<<<<BOOK INFO>>>> ✦Books are listed by the printing/edition year that we happen to have (not the original - unless we have this.) ✦We clean the exterior of the books (ONLY if possible - if they have impermeable/ plastic finishes; board books are cleaned on each page.) Stuffed animals are frozen and/ or dried in the dryer on high heat (if safe for the item) and spot cleaned only if necessary (freezing/ heat eradicates crawlies, and only spot cleaning ensures the value of the item is not degraded.) ✦Prices are determined based on lots of research on the item itself, the author(s) and illustrator(s), current market values (if this changes, we do update prices), condition of book, edition year and printing number. ✦We add new books daily; so check back frequently for new items!
<<<<CUSTOM ORDERS>>>> If there is a particular book, author, or illustrator that you are interested in, let us know and we will do our best to find these for you (we have lots of books that are waiting to be listed that you may be interested in as well.) We can also put you on a waiting list for that special book or series so that when we find it, you will be the first to know! Please contact us if you are liquidating an estate and want to sell a large collection. Please feel free to make price offers as well.