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* Please make all checks or money orders payable to Joseph Roth . You can put Rudy's Books in the memo line.
* If you need to call me my number is (858) 566-3501. But use e-mail, it's free. Use email: rudysbooks.com@gmail.com
* For your convenience, use
order form . Just print it, fill it out and mail it to me.
* All orders will be sent within five working days of receiving your order, usually one or two days.
* All items are subject to prior sale but I have many duplicates. Please note if you will accept any edition of a book. Substitute book will always be the same price or lower.
* Reserve any books you really want by e-mail. Use email: rudysbooks.com@gmail.com My web pages always show what is currently available, but some items are in demand and sell fast. I will hold your books for two weeks awaiting your payment.

* Add $4.00 for S & H on orders under $50.
* NO CHARGE for S & H on US orders over $50.
* Check or money order (US dollars) should accompany order, payable to Joseph Roth
* I take credit cards only through PayPal. www.paypal.com
* I will bill certain customers such as schools, libraries and repeat customers. If you would rather be billed let me know and we will arrange it.
* Shipment: I use US Postal Service on all orders. If you want UPS, let me know.

* Insurance: add $2.50
* California residents add 7.75% sales tax.

*All orders must be sent by airmail.
*Sorry, no economy surface mail after June 1, 2007.
*PAYMENT should be in US dollars by check drawn on a US bank or International money order.
*Credit card payment through PayPal is now available in many countries, see link at top of all pages.
*Western Union money orders are a reasonably inexpensive method of payment.

REFUNDS - All items are returnable within 14 days for full refund if you are not completely satisfied. Refunds for out-of-stock items will be by check, which can be used as a credit slip on your next order if you want.

BOOK DESCRIPTIONS - I try to include as much information as possible about a book. That will usually include publisher, book number and date. Certain publishers will be abbreviated such as Ball for Ballantine, GM for Gold Medal and Berk for Berkley. Some other acronyms are: SFBC: Science Fiction Book Club, QPB: Quality Paperback, SBS: Scholastic Book Service. Often printing information such as 1st, 13th etc will be shown. First Editions are identified as "PBO" for PaperBack Original and "1stEd" for hardcovers. "1stHC": First Hardcover. First American: "1stAM", First British: "1stUK".

CONDITION - Here is a brief description of my grading guidelines. I'm more careful when grading Very Fine and Fine since most collectors want excellent condition. Prices, of course, vary with condition.

VERY FINE (vf) - As new, near mint copy; no wear is apparent, virtually perfect, pristine. My highest grade.
FINE (fine) - Excellent copy, no cover tears or creases, very minor edge and spine wear. White pages. Very minor color flaking. No writing inside or bookstore stamps. Usually an unread copy.
VERY GOOD (vg) - Slightly worn, minor creases or spine roll possible. Page edges may be off-white but not stained. A decent copy but obviously has been read several times.
GOOD (good) - Very creased, very worn. Variety of problems possible: soiled, water damaged, spine torn, etc. A filler copy in your collection.
READING COPY (rc) - Very poor, possible loose pages, all pages are there unless noted.
I USE SHADES of grading in between those listed above, such as "vg+", "vgf" and "gvg". Most collectors will find "vg+", "vgf", "fine" and "vf" collectible, "vg" is quite often a decent, presentable copy; "rc", "good" and "gvg" are unacceptable although many collectors buy those grades to read while protecting their file copy. If you have any disagreement with my grading or have any problems with any book, please return it for a full refund. Please don't hesitate to write for specifics on any book. I will hold any book while you wait for my reply. Use e-mail for immediate response.Use email: rudysbooks.com@gmail.com

Rudy's Books
8041 Port Royale Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126-3516