Austin Abbey Rare Books - Store Policies

Payment Methods Accepted


We accept Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Check, or Money Order (U.S. money order; U.S. postal money order; personal checks in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank, or wire transfer). We do not accept American Express.




  • The prices listed for each book do not include shipping charges
  • Residents of Northern Virginia must add 6% sales tax and Virginia residents outside of Northern Virginia must add 5.3% sales tax
  • Libraries will be billed to accommodate their budgetary requirements
  • All items remain the property of Austin Abbey Rare Books until payment is made in full


Shipping within the US


  • Postage and handling: $6 for the first book and $3 for each additional book in the purchase. Oversized books may incur an additional charge
  • We will ship via UPS on request and will bill at cost


Overseas Shipping


  • All packages are sent USPS International Priority or Priority Flat Rate
  • Shipping cost will be determined by size, weight and final destination
  • We will contact you with final shipping costs for your item on invoice
  • Insurance on a shipment is the responsibility of the buyer and must be requested




  • Book(s) may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason providing:
    1. You notify Austin Abbey Rare Books before you ship the return
    2. The returned book is received by Austin Abbey Rare Books in the same condition as when initially dispatched
  • Should you wish to return a book, please contact us first, via email or telephone, so that we are expecting your return
  • The buyer is responsible for costs of returning the purchase.  If the reason for returning the book is due to an error on our part, we will refund the purchase price, shipping costs and the costs of the return postage
  • Packing a book for return:
    1. Pack the book using the original packaging and box
    2. If you did not save the original box and packing materials, then please ensure that the book is adequately protected before shipping. This means that the book should be wrapped in bubble wrap or other packaging and sealed in a box that contains adequate packing to protect the book and to keep it from moving or being crushed during shipment
    3. Be sure to obtain a tracking number for the package, or the equivalent




All items are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Items on this website are also for sale at other venues (i.e. trade shows and other bookselling sites), so there is the rare occasion where an item you want may be unavailable.