Services & Terms

Other Services

In addition to selling books, we can provide other book related services such as valuations for insurance or estate, assistance on developing a collection and cataloguing, assistance on selling a collection and commission sales. Please contact us to discuss further.

Selling to Us - We Buy Books and accept Consignments

We are always interested in buying collections or collectible individual titles in the areas of interest listed on the Browse page.  We will accept consignments of books with terms depending on type and value.  Please contact us to discuss.

Terms of Sales

All items offered online or in catalogues are subject to prior sale.  We strive to keep the online lists up to date.  If an item that you are interested in has been sold, we may be able to find another copy for you.  Please contact us to discuss.

We strive to describe all of the items accurately and to meet ABAA and IOBA professional standards.  If you are unsure of the description or have other questions, please contact us.   Trade discount for most items is available.


We accept PayPal and major credit cards – Visa, Mastercard, American Express. We will accept checks from persons known to us, and purchase orders from institutions.  We will also invoice to clients known to us. We will generally ship after payment has been received and checks cleared.

The appropriate State sales tax will be charged unless you have a valid resale certificate on file with us or otherwise exempt.  Online sales with delivery in California will be subject to the buyer’s local sales tax rate.

The online payment information is secure using the latest encryption to protect your information.  The credit card information is not saved on file.  If you prefer, you can contact us by phone to arrange for payment.


All books ordered online are returnable for any reason within 14 days of receipt, as long as they are returned in the same condition.  Buyer will be responsible for return shipping, unless item is not as described.  Please contact us if you are returning the book to let us know or for advice on packing.  We will issue a refund to you in the same method as you paid or by check.


All books will be carefully wrapped and securely packed to avoid any shipping hazards or damage.  We strive to have the book arrive in the same condition as it was packed. Please let us know if the package arrives with visible damage, and send images that show the damage.

We have reinstated the free shipping in the Continental United States for orders over $50.  For orders under $50, Media Mail charges are $5.00 for the first item and $2.00 for each additional item.

Shipping is recommended by priority mail with shipments East of the Mississippi at $ 20.00 and West of the Mississippi at $15.00.  For heavier items and multiple item orders,  additional shipping charges may be required. Shipping will include tracking and insurance for higher cost items., with signature of delivery required. 

For International shipping, we will use the best available shipping method and charges will be at cost.  Any brokerage fees, customs duties, VAT or other international shipment fees are the responsibility of the Buyer. If packages are unclaimed and refunds issued, then the shipping charge will be retained by the seller.

For Shipments to GermanyDavid Spilman Fine Books is registered at the Packaging Register of the Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister (Foundation Central Agency Packaging Register – ZSVR) with registration number DE1440536773101.  Our Dual System Licensing partner for the collection, sorting & recycling of the packaging is ACTIVATE by RECLAY.

 David Spilman Fine Books encourages reuse of the packaging materials and all received packaging is disposed of in the right recycling containers, Blue for all paper & cardboard and Yellow for all plastics.