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Multi-Volume Sets

Shipping for multi-volume sets is calculated at a per-volume rate. Our standard rates below do not apply. Additionally, please note that we do not ship multi-volume sets internationally. In some cases, due to the size of an order, customers may be contacted after an order has been placed regarding additional shipping costs; in which case regular shipping costs do not apply and shipping rates will be based on weight.

Post Office Boxes

If the ship to address includes a P.O. Box number, your order will be carried by the United States Postal Service. You may not Overnight, Next Day Air, or Second Day Air to a P.O. Box number.

Shipping Options

We offer Domestic Standard Shipping, Domestic Express Shipping including both Next Day Air and Second Day Air as well as International Shipping. The table below details delivery expectations, price, tracking availability and restrictions.

Please allow 1-2 days processing time from the time that you place your order in addition to shipping time.

In some cases, due to the size of an order, customers may be contacted after an order has been placed regarding additional shipping costs; in which case regular shipping costs do not apply and shipping rates will be based on weight.

International Shipping

Your packages may be subject to the customs fees and import duties of the country to which you have your order shipped. These charges are always the recipient's responsibility.

Books that require special handling because they are extremely heavy (for example, multi-volume sets) cannot be shipped outside the U.S. In some cases, due to the size of an order, customers may be contacted after an order has been placed regarding additional shipping costs; in which case regular shipping costs do not apply and shipping rates will be based on weight.

Shipping to United States

Ship Method Carrier Cost Trackable & Insured Time to Delivery
Economy US Postal Service $3.99 for 1st book + $0.99 each additional book No 4-14 business days after shipping
Ground Various $5.99 for 1st book + $0.99 each additional book Yes 2-6 business days after shipping
Second Day Express** Various $9.99 for 1st book + $3.99 each additional book Yes 2-3 business days after shipping
Next Day Express** Various $19.99 for 1st book + $6.99 each additional book Yes 1 business days after shipping

Please note that all orders require 1-2 business days for processing in addition to the above estimated shipping times. Please allow additional shipping time for orders shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and APOs.

Only Economy (USPS) is available for orders being shipped to a P.O. Box. If you'd like to use a different shipping method, please provide a street address.

All items marked as "Ships Directly From Warehouse" will be shipped separately from items currently available in our store; therefore, please be aware that delivery times may vary per shipment.

**Please note that orders placed Friday-Sunday using an expedited shipping method will not ship until Monday. Additionally, expedited shipping services are not available for orders to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, APOs, or P.O. box addresses.

 

Shipping to Canada

Ship Method Carrier Cost Trackable & Insured Time to Delivery
Standard Various $9.99 for 1st book + $6.99 each additional book No 7-30 business days after shipping
Priority* Various $29.99 for 1st book + $9.99 each additional book Yes 3-7 business days after shipping

Please note that all orders require 1-2 business days for processing in addition to the above estimated shipping times.

International orders may be subject to the customs fees and import duties of the country to which they are shipped. These charges are always the recipient's responsibility. If your order includes heavy items, oversized items, and/or multi-volume sets, you may be required to pay additional shipping costs. If additional costs are required, we will provide you with a shipping quote for approval prior to processing your order.

All items marked as "Ships Directly From Warehouse" will be shipped separately from items currently available in our store; therefore, please be aware that delivery times may vary per shipment.

*A phone number for the recipient at the shipping address is required during checkout.

International Shipping

Ship Method Carrier Cost Trackable & Insured Time to Delivery
Standard Various $17.99 for 1st book + $8.99 each additional book No 7-30 business days after shipping
         
Priority* Various $39.99 for 1st book + $19.99 each additional book Yes 3-7 business days after shipping

Please note that all orders require 1-2 business days for processing in addition to the above estimated shipping times.

International orders may be subject to the customs fees and import duties of the country to which they are shipped. These charges are always the recipient's responsibility. If your order includes heavy items, oversized items, and/or multi-volume sets, you may be required to pay additional shipping costs. If additional costs are required, we will provide you with a shipping quote for approval prior to processing your order.

All items marked as "Ships Directly From Warehouse" will be shipped separately from items currently available in our store; therefore, please be aware that delivery times may vary per shipment.

*A phone number for the recipient at the shipping address is required during checkout.

Tracking Your Package

If we've sent your package via UPS, the tracking number will always begin with 1Z and can be tracked here

If you've chosen the Economy method, or we've shipped your package via Priority Mail, your delivery confirmation number will always begin with 028052 and delivery information can be obtained here

United States Territories and Islands

The Strand ships to all United States Territories including Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and the Pacific Islands, and United States Military overseas. Your order will be carried by the United States Postal Service (USPS). See Shipping Options above for prices and delivery expectations.

Shipping FAQ

What is "Hold for Pick-up?"

You may choose to pick up your books in our store at Broadway and 12th Street in New York City. See Store Hours & Directions.

What is a business day?

Business days are Monday through Friday. Our Shipping Department is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

When can I expect my order to be delivered?

United States Postal Service takes approximately 4-14 business days and UPS Ground takes approximately 2-6 business days for delivery from the time the order has shipped. UPS Second Day Air should arrive within two business days of the ship date. UPS Next Day Air will arrive the next business day.

Please note that we require 1-2 days processing time here at the store to secure your order. Delivery expectations take effect after your order has shipped, not from the time you place your order.