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Shipping and Handling Rates & Delivery Times

Items shipping to U.S.
See the table below for the cost per item for shipping.
Shipping and Handling MethodDelivery EstimatePer Item Charge
To contiguous U.S. addresses
Standard4-14 business days*
Books: $3.99
Music & movies: $3.99
Other items: rates vary***
Trackable Expedited4-8 business days*
Books: $7.99
Music & movies: $7.19
Other items: rates vary***
Two Day Air2 business days
Books: $14.99
Music & movies: $9.99
Other items: rates vary***
One Day Air †1 business day
Books: $19.99
Music & movies: $19.99
Other items: rates vary***
To Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. protectorate, P.O. box, and APO/FPO addresses
Standard4-28 business days**
Books: $3.99
Music & movies: $3.99
Other items: rates vary***
  • * May be delayed in transit up to 30 calendar days
  • ** May be delayed in transit up to 45 calendar days
  • *** Shipping and handling options and rates for items other than books, movies, or music will be displayed during checkout after you have chosen a shipping and handling method and delivery address.
  • † shipping and handling method only available to orders consisting entirely of items purchased from Half Price Books.
Items shipping to Canada*
See the table below for the cost per item for shipping and handling.
Shipping and Handling MethodDelivery EstimatePer Item Charge
Canadian7-14 business days**
Books: $10.99
Music & movies: $3.99
  • * If you receive delivery of an order at an address outside the United States, you may be subject to import duties and taxes. You are responsible for these and related charges.
  • ** May be delayed in transit up to 30 calendar days
Items shipping outside the U.S. and Canada*
Shipping and Handling MethodDelivery EstimatePer Item Charge
Standard International3-4 weeks*
Books: $14.99
Music & movies: $14.99
Priority International**About 2 weeks*
Books: $19.99
Music & movies: $19.99
  • * May be delayed in transit up to 45 calendar days. Please allow extra time for federal holidays. If you receive delivery of an order at an address outside the United States, you may be subject to import duties and taxes. You are responsible for these and related charges. Shipping and handling time estimates do not include delays caused by customs, which are outside our control.
  • ** Priority International shipping is available only for orders consisting entirely of items purchased from Half Price Books.

Estimating Time In Transit

How long your order takes to reach you depends on what you ordered, where it’s coming from, and where and how you want the order shipped. Total time in transit includes order processing time plus time in transit with the shipper. We list the location of our independent sellers to make it easier for you to find the item closer to home.

If you ordered from...Order processing time is usually...Shipping and handling time is usually...Total time in transit is usually...
HPB.com's own stockSame day if ordered before noon Mon - Fri or next business dayStandard: 4-14 days4-15 business days
Same day if ordered before noon Mon - Fri or next business dayExpedited: 4-8 days4-10 business days
Same day if ordered before noon Mon - Fri or next business daySecond day: 2 days3-4 business days
Same day if ordered before noon Mon - Fri or next business dayNext day: one business day2-3 business days
An Independent seller in the US or Canada2-3 business daysStandard: 4-14 days6-18 business days
2-3 business daysExpedited: 4-8 days6-10 business days
1 business daySecond day: 2 business days3-6 business days
1 business dayNext day: one business day2-5 business days
An Independent seller outside the US or CanadaUp to three weeks.Standard international: about 3-4 weeksUp to 45 business days
Priority international: About 2 weeksUp to 30 business days

Shipping and Handling FAQs

Ship to Store
Multiple Sellers on One Order - Items Ship Separately
Tracking Your Order
Shipping items other than books, movies, and music
Rush Shipping Rates
Import Duties and Taxes on Orders Shipped Between Countries
Additional Shipping Charges for Heavy Items and Sets
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