Store Policies




Order from QUERCUS RARE BOOKS by using Paypal.


Our books are also listed on,,, and 


We no longer list on Amazon, whose policies behind the scene seem to us rather hostile toward small-time booksellers, as well as to the general public.


You may also order directly from QUERCUS RARE BOOKS by phone. It is hard to catch us, but if you can, we can accept your Visa and Mastercard. Cash is OK if it is in the form of a check, but that may delay your order due to processing time. Although accepted in the past, we now discourage the use of money orders; increasing fraud has made this problematic for everyone. You may also e-mail your order to [email protected] and use Pay Pal.


For California residents we must add appropriate sales tax (currently 7.5%).




QUERCUS RARE BOOKS wishes to have only satisfied customers. We do make an occasional mistake! Please let us know. Items are returnable for any reason within fourteen days of receipt (please email or call first before returning the item).



QUERCUS RARE BOOKS ships via the United States Postal Service. Our books are packaged protectively, usually sent in a cardboard mailer, and include a tracking number.


Our current domestic Standard Shipping is by Media Mail ($6.00 for the first book, $4.00 extra for more books in the same order). If you just cannot wait for the Great Book, we can ship via Priority Mail (usually $20 for the first book) or Flat-Rate Priority (usually $10.50 for the first book).


Orders valued at over $100 or so will be sent insured. Sorry, but this protects us, not you....





QUERCUS RARE BOOKS ships often to customers in England, Ireland, or France, but other countries (even within the EU) can be problematic in their delivery methods. Since we cannot control it, we may have to waive responsibility.


Recent policy changes and the resulting increases in INTERNATIONAL POSTAL RATES have been hard on the booksellers and their customers. Books are heavy, and the elimination of their surface rate has been an undue burden. For a single book, International First Class remains as a reasonable option (currently about $25-30), but heavier book orders (over 4pounds or $400 in value) will have to go via International Priority Flat Rate and may be pricey. (Currently costing $60-80!)