Terms of Sale

Payment Methods

Payment must be made before shipping. Invoices available for libraries. We offer a reciprocal discount to the trade, up to 20% on non-consignment items. We will need a tax number and business name (and website if available) at the time of purchase.

We accept:

  • Checks for amounts in US dollars drawn on a United States bank
  • Money Orders in dollars
  • VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and DiscoverCard.

If you prefer paying by credit card over the phone, you may call us at 734.669.0451
We do not keep card numbers on file and regularly purge our records.
Orders though this site are encrypted, so no numbers are ever sent unprotected.

Our address for checks and money orders is:

Motte & Bailey, Booksellers
212 N. 4th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA

Return Policy

All books have a 7 day inspection period. Books may be returned for any reason promptly after the inspection period for full refund, but must be in the same condition as shipped upon their return. The cost of any books damaged in shipping may likewise be refunded upon return of the book.

Please contact us if you will be returning a book before you send it.

Shipping options

We ship by US Post unless you request otherwise.
We also ship in boxes unless we are using Priority or Global Priority envelopes
All books have at least 2 layers of protection.
We insure books over USD$60.00 at our expense.

Whenever possible we will suggest a cheaper form of shipping in the same time frame for delivery. For example, for lighter but still standard size books, we may be able to use airmail instead of priority mail, with no loss in arrival times. We will let you know when we do this, or if we need to charge more if the book is too large or heavy.

Domestic (U.S.) Shipping Options

Priority mail shipping.....USD $14.00, $3.50 for each additional book
Media mail shipping.......Free for US destinations

Canada & Mexico Shipping Options

Priority Mail International Flat Rate envelope, 6-10 days......USD 25.00
Priority Shipping, 5-10 days.......USD $45.00, $7.00 for each additional book

International Shipping Options
Priority Mail International envelope, 6-10 days......USD $32.00. Best for pamphlets or small single books less than $50.00 in value
Priority International Medium Flat Rate Box, 5-10 days.......USD $65.00. Best for heavy books or small groups of books. Large flat rate boxes also available at a higher cost. 40 pound limit.   

First Class Airmail Shipping, 6-12 days.........USD $50.00, 10.00 for each additional book. Best for single books $50.00 or less in value, and weighing 4 pound (2kg) or less. Insurance and tracking are unavailable. We will ship expensive books by this manner, but only with registered mail for $12 more.   

NOTE: Where possible we will reduce shipping costs on foreign orders if the book is light or a cheaper means is possible that does not increase delivery time. Rarely, we may ask for more if the book is heavy or you are ordering a set.