VJ Books Shipping Policies
We specialize in signed and collectible adult fiction titles and cater to the collector marketplace.
- Each book and dust jacket is individually inspected and graded.
- The dust jackets are placed in collector-quality clear acetate covers for protection.
- All books are packed securely in bubble wrap and placed in a sturdy shipping box (for media mail shipments) and center taped.
We believe it is our responsibility to get your order to you and take responsibility for that insurance.
We offer two options: Media Mail and Priority
Your shipping amount options will be shown to you during checkout. A discount will be applied based on the weight (number of books) of your order. A small handling charge is added to each item in an order and included in the amount given. The handling charge covers inspection, bubble wrap, box, acetate jacket and insurance. Typically, a single book sent via USPS Media Mail averages $5, USPS Priority averages $9.
Media mail usually takes 10 business days (not counting Saturday or Sunday) for delivery. Contact us if you haven't received your shipment within 3 weeks of order confirmation (we have to give the post office enough time to really lose it!).
We ship our single-book, international packages in
Global Priority envelopes (USPS), with delivery taking 10 days (not counting Saturday or Sunday). Medium priority shipments can handle up to 4 books (usually) and shipments with more than 4 books will be sent Airmail "M" bag (over 11 lbs.).
In all cases we "ping" the USPS.gov website for the best shipping method and that is presented to you (with the small handling charge) before you check out.
Holiday Shipping Deadlines:
To ensure delivery by Christmas, make sure to order ahead of schedule as far as possible. Orders may take 24-72 hours to be processed, packaged carefully, and shipped - and as we know too well, the post office is always extra busy around this time of year. We can not guarantee postal shipping times, but the following dates may be used as approximate guidelines.
A package traveling by Media Mail should be ordered by December 10th to arrive by Christmas.
A Priority Mail package should be ordered by December 18th to arrive by Christmas.
For international orders, we can't guarantee how long shipping will take - you may wish to contact your post office branch to advise on shipping time from the US.
Holiday Shipping Specials:
From December 1st through December 10th, we're offering Free Shipping on in-stock US Domestic orders of $50 or more.
Choose media mail for your domestic purchase on orders of $50 or more and we'll ship your order for free!
From December 11th through December 19th, we're upgrading your shipping to Priority for free!
Choose media mail for your domestic purchase and we'll ship your order as Priority.
These offers will apply to any orders of books that are in stock and not pre-ordered at the time of order, and which are shipping between Dec 1st - Dec 19th. Pre-ordered books that are not yet in stock at the time of order will not be shipped until we have them, even if they are due to release some time during the month.