All books are subject to prior sale. We accept all major credit cards, checks, money orders, and PayPal, as well as purchase orders from insitutions. California residents who are not exempt will be charged sales tax. If you prefer not to order online, you are welcome to call us with your order at 949-218-4966. Our answering machine is secure, and you can safely leave a message with your credit card details. However, the website does have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use 256-bit SSL encryption to protect your financial information.
Advance payment is requested for most orders. Established customers, institutions, and booksellers known to us may request shipment with invoice (net 30). We offer reciprocal courtesies to the trade.
All books ordered online are returnable for any reason within 21 days of receipt, as long as they remain in the original condition. Walkabout Books will pay return shipping if a book is misdescribed. The buyer is generally responsible for return shipping if the book is returned for other reasons. Please let us know if you are sending a book back so we will be on the lookout.
All of our books are carefully and securely packaged to avoid damage during shipping.
For customers in the United States, we offer free shipping via U.S. Media Mail for orders of $20 or more. For orders under $20 or requiring faster shipping, we offer three options, all by U.S. Mail:
Media Mail, which can take 4-14 business days (how long generally depends on the distance between us and you) is $3.75 for the first book and $3.00 for each additional book.
Priority Mail takes 2-4 business days. For light items such as pamphlets and small books that can be adequately protected from damage and still fit, we will ship via Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope for $6.00. Heavier books and/or books requiring more protection will be shipped in a box. The default cost for this is $12, but if the actual cost is significantly lower, your charge will be reduced accordingly. If you are uncertain which is appropriate for your item, feel free to ask in advance. For multi-book orders via priority mail will be charged at cost. Again, feel free to request a quote. before ordering
Express Mail (generally an overnight service, but can take 2 days to some locations) is $30 for the first book. Contact us for a quote for larger orders.
International orders:Standard international shipping (all countries other than Canada and Mexico) for the first book is $31.95, each additional is $25.00. If the item is very light or is oversized, shipping cost will be adjusted accordingly before your order is processed. If additional shipping charges apply we will contact you to confirm your approval before processing your credit card. Standard shipping to Canada and Mexico is $24.95 for the first book and $20.00 for each additional.
Both international and domestic customers should be aware that our standard shipping costs are based on an average (1-2 lb) sized book. In most cases, we will absorb the cost of shipping if it turns out to be over our quoted cost. However, for some very heavy books or sets of books, it will be necessary for us to contact you to request that you pay an additional postage cost. We will never charge you more than the actual cost of postage, and you will always have the opportunity to cancel your order if you do not wish to pay the additional charge.