Tavistock, United Kingdom
Welcome to Earthborn Books on AbeBooks. Our aim is to provide a quality service to people who are looking for interesting new and used books, be they collectors, readers, librarians or whoever. We specialise in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, but we also offer books in many other categories. All too often, buying at a distance is a frustrating experience in which the pleasure of anticipation is replaced by the annoyance of time wasted. Before setting out to be sellers, we spent a long time as buyers and are familiar with the issues that can arise. In order to overcome these issues, we have adopted the following policies: 1. Our first and foremost consideration is the accurate description of the condition of the books and other items that we offer for sale. Only through your own experience or upon the recommendation of others can we prove this point. 2. Our second focus of attention is quality of packaging. There really is no excuse for a book to be damaged in transit unless it is treated to extreme conditions by the delivery service. We pride ourselves upon our robust packaging which usually consists of a cardboard box or book wrapper and plenty of bubble wrap. For higher value items we may also use chips and thin polystyrene sheets. Jiffy bags are not normally used. Smaller items such as digest format magazines and ephemera will be sent in stiff card envelopes. Where possible we will use recycled and/or recyclable packaging materials. 3. Third on our list is speed of dispatch. You have paid for your item(s) and you want it/them as soon as possible within the constraints of your budget. We aim to dispatch upon the second full working day after receipt of payment at the very latest. If you require a delivery service that is not offered by default, we are more than willing to oblige. 4. Finally, there is communication. If there are any problems with your order, we will keep you informed. We are always open to questions, suggestions and requests for further images. Please feel free to contact us at any time should the need arise. Thank you for your interest in Earthborn Books. We hope that we can be of service to you soon.
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Books are sold subject to availability. Please do not send payment until you have received confirmation.
Books can be assumed to be from the first edition and first printing unless otherwise stated.
We accept card payments via AbeBooks, directly via PayPal or via bank transfer (please request our IBAN and BIC).
If, upon receipt, you feel that an item is not as described, it can be returned for a full refund (including return postage costs) for up to 14 days after delivery.
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Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Conversely, we will give a discount on the shipping costs where possible. We normally despatch within 2 working days.
For UK destinations we will use the Royal Mail 2nd Class Standard service for packages up to 2 KG and Parcelforce48 for > 2 KG. We will use the RM 2nd Class "Signed For" service or Special Delivery Next Day (13:00) where we consider it necessary (based upon the total value of the package).
For non-UK destinations we will use the Royal Mail International Standard (Air Mail) service for packages up to 5 KG and Parcelforce Worldwide globalvalue for > 5 KG. We will use the RM International Tracked and/or Signed service where we consider it necessary (based upon the total value of the package). We prefer not to use Surface Mail because of the excessive delivery time which, whilst out of our control, can sometimes be perceived by the buyer as being our responsibility.
We are happy to discuss any other options. Just contact us.