Complimentary Services

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Whitmore Rare Books offers complimentary global shipping on every book purchased through this website. Complimentary shipping services will vary at the discretion of Whitmore Rare Books based on the size and value of the items purchased. Default shipping is generally FedEx, with tracking and a signature required for delivery. If you prefer an alternative shipping method, or have questions about a shipment, please contact our Shipping Manager by phone 626-714-7720 or email to discuss options.

Each book will be professionally packaged to ensure that it reaches you without damage. Books are generally wrapped in acid-free tissue paper, placed inside a self-sealing bubble wrap bag, and then cushioned with Styrofoam peanuts or recycled newsprint inside a sturdy box.  All books are accompanied by hardcopy condition reports.

Every book travels to its recipient fully insured, so in the unlikely event that a package is lost or damaged, we’ve got it covered. If your package arrives in less than satisfactory condition, please take photos on arrival and while opening, and contact us immediately.

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