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End of the Year Blowout Sale

Now Thru December 31

Take any item priced at $15 or less and pay only $3!

Minimum purchase $10.00.

The Fine Print:

1. Minimum purchase two books plus shipping. Your order amount must equal at least $6 before shipping is added. Minimum shipping is $4. Total minimum purchase $10. Maximum per week $60.00.

2. Media Mail shipping $4 and up within US. Total shipping will be calculated based on size, weight and destination.

3. Mail-order only. We have no open shop.

4. Search by title, author, topic, or click on "Book Categories" to browse by category.

5. All items priced at $15 or less will be sold for $3.

6. All items priced at $15.01 or more are still full price.

7. Discount prices will NOT be shown on your screen. We will calculate your discount AFTER you submit your order.

8. Discount shipping prices will NOT be shown on your screen. We are often able to lower our default shipping fees depending on the size, weight, and destination of your order. We will calculate and DISCOUNT your total shipping fee after you place your order. We always lower your total shipping fee as much as we can.

9. We ship anywhere. We use the United States Postal Service. Our shipping fees are based directly on their cost to us.

10. Phone orders can be accepted during regular business hours Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, US Eastern (New York) time.

11. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; or personal checks, business checks, or money orders provided they are drawn in US funds. Checks should be made payable to Alan's Used Books.

12. Stock up now, sale ends December 31!

Welcome to Alan's Used Books, a left handed bookstore owned and operated by Gwen Foss. We specialize in unusual and interesting quality used books. We are a proud charter member of, the world's first and largest cooperative website of independent professional used bookdealers.

Alan's Used Books is located in the northwest suburbs of Detroit, Michigan but we are internet only, NO open shop. We buy and sell unusual books, particularly history, science, engineering, folklore, music, ethnology, and various other intellectual topics. Our inventory includes a wide range of nonfiction plus a few odds and ends.Satisfaction Guaranteed. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, we will give you a full refund, excluding shipping fees unless the item was not as described. Please notify us before returning an item.

Alan's Used Books is a GREEN Business. We strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We recycle all empty cans, old newspapers, plastic bags and bottles and every other bit of recyclable waste we generate. We re-use most of our corrugated scrap and recycle the rest. Our shipping envelopes are made from recycled fibers. All of our lights have smart bulbs and we have instituted other energy-saving and water-saving procedures. Our vehicle is old but it gets 27 miles per gallon. And, last but not least, we find loving new homes for old used books.

More stuff: Except for a few of our own titles, we sell used books. This means that in most cases we have only one copy of an item available. Because millions of people all over the world can be viewing our catalog, it happens occasionally that an item we have listed as available will have been sold at the time you place your order. We remove sold items as quickly as possible, but there is always a delay in processing this data before the items are in fact removed. If you have any questions, please feel free to phone us during business hours Mon-Fri 10:00am to 8:00 pm US Eastern time, 248-473-4566, or email to the address above. We will be happy to hold items on your request for a reasonable period of time.

Terms of Sale:

Shipping Terms: Our Standard Rates: Domestic economy rate (US media mail) $4.00, $1.00 add items. Domestic air rate (US priority mail) $6.95 1st item, $1.70 addl items. (Sorry, we are not able to display a custom shipping fee for each item, but we promise to charge a smaller fee if you order a small item.)

Non-US Customers: Overseas shipping is US$26.00 for First Class Mail International and US$39.00 for Priority Mail International. (Sorry, the US Postal Service no longer offers international economy surface mail.) See info below on Shipping Fee Reductions for more details.

Special rates to Canada: US$21.00 for First Class Mail International and US$23.00 for Priority Mail International.

Shipping Fee Reductions: We pledge to reduce your shipping fee whenever we can. Based on the actual size, weight, and destination of your order, we will reduce our standard shipping fee if we can. In case the actual shipping cost will greatly exceed our standard fee, we will notify you in advance and let you decide before we ship your order.

Alan's Used Books apologizes sincerely for these high fees. We are at the mercy of the available services but we will always reduce your fee in any way possible.

We ship anywhere: We use the US Postal Service. If you require us to ship using a different service, an additional fee will be mutually agreed upon. Shipping times are affected by many circumstances we cannot control, and thus we cannot guarantee arrival time. Delays may be caused by many factors including airport slowdowns, security checks, and customs departments, to name a few. We will give you an estimated time of arrival and thank you for your patience.

Payment: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; or personal checks, business checks, or money orders provided they are drawn in US funds. Checks should be made payable to Alan's Used Books.

To pay by credit card: Click on the Add To Cart button to use TomFolio's secure server. The button will appear next to, or below, the book description on the search results page. Orders by Phone can be accepted during regular business hours Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, US Eastern (New York) time.

Featured Items

Karmann Story, the : Germany's Coachbuilder to the World

Antique Photo Album

Supersonic Swingers : New Works by Shag ; Exhibition, Outre Gallery, Melbourne, October 20 - November 20, 2000

Please Hurry Up and Kiss Me : Serio-Comic Song, Sheet Music, 1882

Enduring Cosmos, the : (Signed)

Daily Food for Christians : Being a Promise, and Another Scriptural Portion, for Every Day in the Year, Together with the Verse of a Hymn

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