Pickup & Shipping
At checkout you will be able to select, from the options described below, the method of delivery that is best for you, as determined by your location and the urgency of your reading need. (Please note: We do not offer shipping outside the United States.)
Curbside Pick-up or Free Madison-area Delivery: If you choose this option, you will pay for the books when you place your order online. Your books will be shipped to us, and we will notify you when they have arrived. Then you can pick them up at curbside, or we will personally deliver them to your doorstep, free of charge. This saves shipping costs for you and for us. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
$1.99 Shipping: (You pay $1.99; we cover the rest.): We ship anywhere in the United States via USPS Media Mail. Be advised that no tracking number will be provided. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
THE FINE PRINT: We are served by several distributor warehouses. If all titles on a given order are available from a single warehouse, there will be one shipping charge of $1.99. If it is necessary to ship from both warehouses, there will be two $1.99 charges. An item that is backordered and shipped at a later date will incur an additional charge of $1.99.
Happy to pay full shipping!: (You pay the shipping, giving us a little break.): We ship anywhere in the United States via USPS Media Mail. Be advised that no tracking number will be provided. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
Priority Shipping: ($8.00+): We ship anywhere in the United States via USPS Priority Insured mail, enabling us to provide you with a tracking number so that you can monitor the status of your package. You will pay a flat shipping rate of $8.00 for the first book, with $2.00 added for each additional book. Shipping charges are calculated at checkout. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery.
Village Lights makes every effort to package books securely and carefully; however, some minor wear and tear may occur during shipping. Village Lights cannot replace books with minor damage to corners or covers. If your book has been severely damaged in shipping, please email a photo of the damage to info[at]villagelightsbooks[dot]com, and we'll do our utmost to resolve the matter to your satisfaction.
All shipping times above are from Village Lights to the customer, and are in addition to any shipping time to Village Lights from a distributor or publisher warehouse. Whenever possible, orders will be shipped directly to the customer from one of our distributor’s warehouses, resulting in speedier delivery.
Some restrictions may apply with each shipping method -- we will communicate with you by email or phone if there's anything to be clarified.