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About Commonwealth Books

We have an open shop on one of the oldest streets in downtown Boston (near Downtown Crossing and the Financial District), within walking distance of all four subway lines. We specialize in scholarly, used, out of print, and antiquarian books. We buy collections large and small. If you don't see what you are looking for then please check out our sister shops: A. Parker's Books in Sarasota, FL, and Crescent City Books in New Orleans.

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.

Shipping in the US is $7 for the first book, $1.50 for each additional. Shipping is via Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate envelope for books which fit; oversize books (or orders with multiple books) will be sent Media Mail. Expedited orders are sent via Priority Mail or UPS Ground.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Shipping costs are based on a standard hardcover weighing 2.2 LB (1KG). 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 Priority Mail International through the US Postal Service. This normally takes one to two weeks to arrive but may take longer depending on the destination. 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.



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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 Ln.
    Boston, Massachusetts 02109 USA
  • Biblio member since: 2005-08-15
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  • Phone number: (800) 259-7616

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