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.)
In-Store Pickup (FREE): If you choose the in-store pickup option, you will pay for the book when you place your order online, and it will be shipped to us and held under your name at our service counter. We will notify you when it has arrived, and you can pick it up any time during our regular store hours. There is no charge other than the cost of the book(s).
Village Lights Discount Shipping: (99¢): 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 two distributor warehouses. If all titles on a given order are available from a single warehouse, there will be one shipping charge of 99¢. If it is necessary to ship from both warehouses, there will be two 99¢ charges. An item that is backordered and shipped at a later date will incur an additional charge of 99¢.
Priority Shipping: ($9.00+): We ship anywhere in the United States via a variety of ground shipping carriers, enabling us to provide you with a tracking number so that you can monitor the status of your package. We will select the most expeditious method and charge you the flat shipping rate of $9.00 for the first book, with 95¢ added for each additional book. Shipping charges are calculated at checkout. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery. If you require a particular carrier or form of delivery, please call the store to discuss your options.
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 here, 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. Thanks for your patience as we continue to develop our online order fulfillment.