Frequently Asked Questions

What shipping method do you use? Is shipping really Free?


All books ship free of charge within the United States. This is a free economy shipping which takes between 5-10 days to arrive. Priority and Express shipping are available at checkout. All books are packaged with care.



Do you combine shipping?


Yes, we can combine as many items as you like. 



I’m worried my item will be damaged. How well do you wrap and package your items?


You never have to worry about getting a damaged item from us. We package all of our items with bubble wrap, packing material, and use secure heavy duty shipping boxes.



Do you ship internationally? Is shipping free for international orders? What service do you use for international orders?


We ship internationally worldwide. We have shipped to every continent on the Globe with the exception of Antarctica (penguins don’t read). We use USPS Priority International (6-10 days but often 15-20 days). Sometimes packages can be held up in customs. We fill out customs forms completely so customs holdups are minimized. Shipping internationally is not free but is at the actual cost for shipping. Express International is also available at checkout and cuts shipping time in half.



What form of payment is accepted?


We accept all major credit cards. For your convenience you can also checkout with Paypal if you prefer.



What is your return policy?


We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described in the listing. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) you have the option to return the book. We are very diligent about descriptions but occasionally oversights do happen. Please contact us by emailing and we will respond to your concern within a few hours. Thank you for your interest in our books.


How often do you list new inventory?


We list new first editions every week. Feel free to make an offer on any of our items.



Do your signed books come with a COA?


All of our signed books are Guaranteed to be Authentic. COA’s are provided upon request. Some will come prepackaged with a COA.



Why should I buy from you and not another book dealer?


We have one of the strongest names and reputations on Ebay, AbeBooks, and Biblio. We are also members of ABA and IOBA. We have thousands of satisfied customers around the world. We are customer friendly and are dedicated to your satisfaction.



I would like more pictures of a book you have in stock. Will you send more pictures to me?


If you need more photos just let us know by contacting



I have another question not listed above, how quickly will you answer my question?


We’ll respond within 24 hours to all questions but normally within 1 hour from 8am-10pm Central.


Thank you for your business,


Ryan Belcher

1st Editions and Antiquarian Books