All UK Mainland orders are now sent via courier. This means we can track every order from leaving our warehouse all the way to your door. You will also get a text or email with your delivery time slot with the option to re arrange if not convenient. You can also leave any delivery instructions such as “Please leave in porch” in the comments box at the checkout stage. We can then add these when booking your parcel.
This is a next day service and we aim to dispatch all orders within 48 hrs so you should receive your books within 3 working days.
Delivery to Northern Ireland, Isle or Wight and Scottish Highlands
Uk orders outside of the mainland will be sent via Royal Mail if under 2kgs or by Collect Plus if over 2kg. Please allow upto 5 days for delivery. There is no extra charge for these areas.
Delivery outside of the UK If you are outside of the UK please contact us before ordering. We are happy to ship to most countries at cost.
We charge a flat rate postal fee of £4.95 – this is per order not per book!
Free Shipping on all orders over £50 to anywhere in the UK
One day when we are big as say Amazon or those other Book people 😉 we will be able to offer free delivery on orders much lower! Each day small business grow bigger so watch this space!
We reuse as much packaging as we can including plastic packaging we receive in deliveries from our suppliers. But we no longer purchase bubble wrap and other plastic fillers ourselves. This year we are fazing out jiffy bags too, once they have all been used there will be no more! These will be replaced with paper and cardboard alternatives which will be 100% recyclable.
We do need to buy in some boxes to fulfil all our orders and these are manufactured by a great local company who are in the same building as us- so personally delivered on foot! We also have the boxes made to our own size so that we don’t have too much excess packaging going to waste.
Small orders sent via DPD currently have to go into one of their branded bags supplied by them (as with all couriers) these are something at the moment we cannot avoid but we have raised our concerns about these and hoping an alternative, more eco friendly option may appear soon.
Single use carrier bags– we no long use single use carrier bags on our open days, at school fairs or out at events. We have paper and cardboard options available but encourage visitors to bring their own reusable bag.
Virtual Book Fair bags– all Virtual Book Fair orders are now wrapped in paper bags with a small sticker attached to identify the child’s name and class. Larger orders are packed into boxes.