How Do I Buy A Book?

You need to create an account in order to buy books through AbeBooks. You can create an account before looking for books, or you can add books to your basket and then create your account when you proceed to checkout.

View our video tutorial on how to place an order.

After adding a book(s) to your basket, follow these instructions:

Stage 1

Check the book(s) in your basket. To delete a book, click [Remove]. You can also click [Save for later] to keep the book in your basket for purchase at a later date.

If required, adjust the shipping speed by using the drop-down menu. The default setting is Standard Shipping but you can also select Priority Shipping.

If you have a coupon code, enter it in the [coupon] field and click [Update].

Click [Proceed to Checkout].

Stage 2

Select your payment method from the drop-down menu.

If paying by credit card, enter your payment details and billing address.

You may select [Save this payment method for future purchases] to make checking out faster in future.

In the ‘Billing Address’ section, you can select [Use as shipping address] and/or [Make this my preferred shipping address], if those options apply.

If you selected a payment method other than a credit card (e.g. PayPal, check, money transfer etc.), the bookseller will contact you to arrange payment.

Click [Save & Continue].

Stage 3

Confirm or enter your shipping address. If changes are required, click [Edit].

Double-check your payment method, the shipping address, the book(s), and shipping speed(s). If changes are required, click [Edit].

Click [Place Order Now].

A ‘Thank you’ page will confirm that your order has been submitted. Make note of your Sales Order Number, if you wish. We′ll send you a confirmation email within a few minutes.

You will receive another email when the bookseller processes your order. If your order includes books from multiple booksellers, you′ll receive a confirmation email from each of them.

The total amount displayed in the AbeBooks checkout includes the book price and shipping charges only. Any applicable customs duties or brokerage fees are the responsibility of the buyer. If local sales taxes are applicable, the bookseller will contact you directly.

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