Packing and Postage

Packing:  Some customers have shared horror stories of first editions turning up in a paper envelope… well here's how we do it at Cheltenham Rare Books - whether it's a £15 or a £15,000 book we want you to be as delighted with it as we were when we bought it.

  1. We check the book carefully to ensure it meets our standards for the described condition.
  2. Wrap the book in paper to ensure there's no wrapper movement during transit.
  3. Wrap several layers of bubble wrap, with overlapped cushioning.
  4. Box the bubble wrapped book in corrugated cardboard.
  5. Wrap the box in brown paper (£20 minimum order value)

Delivery:  We use Royal Mail as standard in the UK and generally either UPS or Parcelforce for international postage.  We pack and despatch books within 3 working days of ordering.

Shipping Costs

Please see the tables below for shipping costs to your destination. Where available you can select your preference at checkout. Other options are available - please contact us.

UK
Total order value
.
£25 or more :     3 - 6 working days
FREE

Up to £24.99 :   3 - 6 working days

£3.95

USA
Total order value
.
£125 or more :  4 - 8 working days
FREE
£70 - £124.99 choose at checkout from : 
7 - 30 working days - sea freight
FREE
4 - 8 working days - tracked
£17.95
Up to £69.99 choose at checkout from : 
7 - 30 working days - sea freight £9.95
4 - 8 working days - tracked £23.95

Europe
Total order value
.
£100 or more :  4 - 8 working days - tracked
FREE
£70 - £99.99 choose at checkout from : 
6 - 10 working days 
FREE
4 - 8 working days - tracked
£9.95
£30 to £69.99 choose at checkout from: 
6 - 10 working days £5.95
4 - 8 working days - tracked £9.95

Rest of the World
Total order value
.
£110 or more :   7 - 12 working days - tracked
FREE
£70 - £109.99 choose at checkout from : 
14 - 40 working days - sea freight
FREE
7 - 12 working days - tracked
£5.95
£30 to £69.99 choose at checkout from : 
14 - 40 working days - sea freight £5.95
7 - 12 working days - tracked £11.95
Up to £29.99 choose at checkout from:
14 - 40 working days - sea freight
9.95
7 - 12 working days - tracked
15.95
Please contact us if you have any questions or require a different delivery service.