We are a family-run firm of booksellers who have been trading for over 25 years. Our aim has always been to supply decent condition books on a wide variety of subjects at realistic prices. We are based in the small Lincolnshire market town of Horncastle , situated midway between Lincoln and the coast. We know from our own experiences that buying "blind", so to speak, can be a shade tricky so we are always happy to supply pictures and try for as full a description as possible. We pack well and do our best to post promptly (within a couple of working days of receipt of order). We'll take things back if, after all that, you feel something's not as described. Occasionally Royal Mail lose an item. In such rare occurences we do what we can to try and trace it. By and large they're a miracle system - we send out umpteen parcels a week and most of the time they get there. But if there is a problem we try genuinely to help sort it out. We think we've got the balance about right. Our feedback on various sites seems to suggest this. We pack things efficiently and often list commonplace items at absurdly low prices simply because we are a business and would rather our books moved than sit languishing in a store-room somewhere. Many thanks in advance for buying or just looking. We know what a bewildering choice is available on-line these days. We appreciate you choosing us. You are most welcome as are any queries.
We go to a lot of trouble to fully describe each item on our listings - however if
you think something's not as described return within 14 days in the same condition
it was received for full refund.
Postage and packing is charged at our rate listed with ABE. However it is worth pointing out that UK postage just goes on going up and that sending a huge Fine Art book to Timbuctoo is simply not going to travel there for six or seven quid. We feel that clarifying this is in everyone's interests and mention it because mostly we're not paperback merchants and include a sizeable number of hefty books in our stock.
CODA January 2023
Royal Mail at the time of writing seem to be in disarray having undergone a cyber attack on their foreign mailing network. Currently they are unable to send out parcels under the old Economy Mail or Untracked Airmail. Consequently many overseas orders bought with Economy shipping are waiting on our despatch shelf and going nowhere. Sorry about this. We can do nothing about the situation. Since any air tracked, signed for, service is disproportionately pricey for anything under 10 or 15 pounds sterling, I'm afraid we're stuck with the situation until Royal Mail engineers solve the problem. Courier services are even more expensive. So, if you're overseas, and have bought something from us recently and asked for Economy mail, be assured your order has been dealt with but as such remains in our despatch bay until things improve. When? Nobody wants to say.