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About Commonwealth Books

We have two locations in Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood. We specialize in scholarly, used, out of print, and antiquarian books. Books bought and sold, we also give store credit. If you don't see what you are looking for then please check out our other locations A. Parker's Books - Located in Sarasota, FL and... Crescent City Books - In the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

Terms of sale for Commonwealth Books

We accept returns only if the book is not as described. We describe our books conservatively; please ask before you buy if you have questions about condition or contents.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Shipping costs are based on a standard hardcover weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book is heavy or oversized, we will contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. The USPS does not offer surface shipping; all international shipments are via Air Mail.

Shipping in the US is $6 for the first book, $1.50 for each additional. Shipping is via Priority Mail Flat Rare envelope for books which fit; otherwise, we use Media Mail. Expedited orders are sent via Priority Mail or UPS Ground.

We welcome foreign orders, which we ship via the US Postal Service. Payment by check or money order is only accepted if in US dollars, and checks must be drawn on a US financial institution. Customs fees and duties are the responsibility of the customer. Please let us know if you have concerns or special requests with regards to labeling and insurance forms.

Again, the USPS does not offer surface shipping, so all orders are sent via Air Mail. We will ship standard hardcovers via Priority Mail International Flat Rare envelope, which normally takes 7 to 10 business days. Oversize or heavy books will require extra shipping and be sent via Priority Mail International.

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Commonwealth Books specializes in Art, Decorative Arts, Fine Bindings, History, Literature, Philosophy, Poetry, Religion

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  • Commonwealth Books

    9 Spring Lane
    Boston, Massachusetts 02109 USA
  • Biblio member since: 2005-08-15
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  • Phone number: 800-259-7616

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