damaged stock criteria

We make every effort to check each individual book before we package and despatch orders as we know the frustration and disappointment in receiving unsatisfactory book-mail. We accept that mistakes and incidents can occur during this process. If you receive a wrong item or an item purchased incurs any damage in transit, we will replace the item with a new one where possible. We may encounter issues replacing any exclusive/special edition/subscription books damaged in transit due to the nature of their exclusivity. In these instances you may not receive an exact replica of the damaged book.


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Any claims must be submitted to us - with evidence - within 14 days of delivery. We review each concern on an individual basis but the below are our general guidelines.


Does Qualify

• Damage over 1cm to outer book - tear, rip, cut, scratch, dents or excessively crushed edges/corners etc.

• More than one ripped or bent page that affects the content of the book

• Stains, discolouration, residue or marks etc. that cannot be removed

• Wrongly signed/bookplate/unsigned items that arrive other than advertised

• Production defects (such as missing pages etc.)

• Incorrectly folded dust jackets

• Extreme blur to stencilled edges

• Water damage


Does Not Qualify

• Light scratches, marks or removable residue etc.

• Minimal creasing, wrinkles or dents etc. to the book or dust jacket (including corners)

• General shelf wear

• Loose dust jackets

• Unevenly sprayed/blemished edges or bleeding onto pages

• Slight blur to stencilled edges

• Wavy pages