How Do I Pay A Bookseller Directly?

AbeBooks accepts and processes payment by Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, but you can also order a book and pay the bookseller directly by an alternate method.

Each bookseller may also offer additional payment methods such as PayPal, check, or money order. To view a bookseller′s additional payment methods:

  • Perform a search on
  • In the search results, find the book you are interested in and click the bookseller′s name.
  • Click on the Bookseller & Payment tab – the payment methods are listed on the right.

Once you have found a book offered by a seller with the desired payment method, add the book to your basket and proceed to checkout.

On the Payment Details page, you are prompted to select a payment method and the seller’s additional payment methods will appear in the drop-down list.

Select your preferred payment method, which will be confirmed by an on-screen message, and then you can proceed through the rest of the checkout process.

The bookseller will contact you to confirm and arrange payment. If the seller fails to make contact, use our Ask a Bookseller a Question form to make an inquiry.