How Do I Pay For My Book

AbeBooks accepts and processes the following payment methods:

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • American Express

AbeBooks cannot take orders over the telephone and we do not offer gift cards or gift certificates.

AbeBooks does not accept PayPal but some of our individual booksellers do. Each bookseller may also offer additional payment methods such as check or money order. To find a bookseller′s additional payment methods:

  1. Perform a search on
  2. In the search results, find the book you are interested in and click the bookseller′s name.
  3. Click on the [Bookseller Payment] tab – the payment methods are listed on the right.
  4. All orders should go through the AbeBooks checkout page, even if you are not going to pay by Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. When selecting a payment method other than the credit cards listed above, you will need to arrange payment directly with the bookseller after submitting the order.

Learn how to pay a bookseller directly

Placing the order through AbeBooks provides additional security, as you are covered by our Refund and Return Policy and will have access to our Customer Support.

Branded Gift Cards

If you wish to make a purchase using a branded (VISA / MasterCard / American Express) gift card, check the Terms and Conditions of the card itself.

The Terms and Conditions vary between cards – i.e. some allow online purchases, while others do not. Some gift cards have other restrictions. There may be other terms specific to your card that might prevent the transaction from completing successfully.

If you cannot find the required information, call the customer service number located on the card for assistance.

Please note, should a refund be necessary, the credit must be posted to the gift card originally used to pay for the purchase. If you placed your order using a VISA, MasterCard, or American Express branded gift card, please be sure to retain possession of the card until after you′ve received your book(s) and you′re certain a return/refund won′t be necessary.