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VJ Books Shipping Policies

We Specialize in Signed and Collectible Fiction and Cater to the Expectations of the Collector

  • Each book and dust jacket is individually inspected and graded.
  • All books are packed securely in bubble wrap and placed in a sturdy shipping box (except USPS Priority Envelope) and center taped.
  • We believe it is our responsibility to get your order to you and take responsibility for that insurance.

We Ship USPS

Domestic Shipping

Shipping Options:

  • USPS Media Mail
  • USPS Priority Envelope
  • USPS Priority Mail 2-Day Medium Flat Rate Box

The rate charged for the shipping of your order is based on the weight of your products, and your location. Before the final checkout page you will be shown what the cost of shipping will be, and you will have a chance to not place your order if you decide not to.

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, and insurance. Typically, a single book sent via USPS Media Mail averages $8-9, USPS Priority Envelope averages $10-15.

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!)

Items in stock will typically ship out in 3-5 business days.

International Shipping

Shipping Options:

  • USPS First-Class International Box
  • USPS International Priority Box

USPS First-Class International Box can hold up to 2 books and generally arrive within 2 - 4 weeks. USPS International Priority Box shipments can handle up to 4 books.

In all cases we "ping" the website for the best shipping method and that is presented to you (with the small handling charge) before you check out.

USPS online tracking is available for packages sent via USPS First-Class International Box and USPS International Priority Box sent to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, France, Netherlands, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Israel and Brazil. For all other countries, tracking information only provides tracking through the U.S.

Items in stock will typically ship in 3-5 business days.

Back Orders (Pre-Order)

If some of the books on an order are back ordered (pre-order), we will ship the part of your order that is in stock IF the back order (pre-order) book(s) is/are scheduled to arrive more than 30 days from the date of order, AND the shipping method is Media Mail. Otherwise, we will hold the order until all the books are ready to ship, especially when the back order (pre-order) books are scheduled to be ready soon.

We will NOT split orders for these shipping methods:

  • USPS Priority Envelope
  • USPS Priority Mail 2-Day Medium Flat Rate Box
  • USPS First-Class International Box
  • USPS International Priority Box

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 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 2 to arrive by Christmas.

A Priority Mail package should be ordered by December 16 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.