About the Books

Can I see more images?
~ Please contact us if you require further images of a specific book.

Are your books new or old?
~ Books that are still in-print will usually be new. Those that are out-of-print will usually be pre-owned. The books we sell are all in good condition and any issues will be noted in the description.

What is the condition of the book?
~ The book's condition is described accurately in the listing. Dust jackets of pre-owned books are protected with a plastic archival cover. Please contact us if you require any further condition details.

How do you establish a price for the books?
~ For books that are still in-print we will price the book at the publisher's recommended retail price or lower. For books that are out-of-print the price will reflect a fair market value and will be based on such factors as scarcity, condition, desirability, subject-matter and quality.


How do I qualify for free shipping?

~ We offer free shipping on all full-priced purchases of £75 and over made directly through the Beaux Books website and sent to an address within the United Kingdom. 

Do you ship internationally?
~ Yes.

How are the books sent and when will they arrive?
~ We use a number of trusted shipping carriers, including Royal Mail and Parcelforce. Shipping will take up to 5 business days within the UK, 8-20 business days to Europe, 4-10 business days to USA, and 8-20 business days to all other countries. 

Will I have to pay import charges and taxes?
~ Customs charges and import/export duties and taxes may be charged to the customer by their local custom authorities. These charges are usually payable, directly to the courier company or local border authority, by the customer when the parcel enters their country. In many countries printed books are given a reduced rate of VAT/TVA.

Is my parcel trackable?
~ All parcels are sent with a tracking number and are fully insured in transit.

I need the books quicker. Can you ship my order using another service?
~ If it is possible we are happy to send your parcel on a quicker service if you need it by a specific time. We can arrange shipping with the major carriers and couriers. We can also ship on your own account. Please contact us for details and a quote.

How do you calculate shipping charges?
~ The majority of our books are heavy hardbacks. Shipping charges are based on the weight of each book and its packaging. If your book order is particularly heavy, in some rare circumstances, we may contact you for extra shipping charges.

How do you pack the books?
~ All dust jackets are protected with a plastic archival cover. The books are wrapped in tissue, brown paper and bubble wrap. The books are well-protected in a cushioned envelope, a cardboard book wrap or in a cushioned cardboard box.

My parcel has not yet arrived. What should I do?
~ In the unlikely event that the estimated delivery time has elapsed please contact us and we will update you on its status.

Payment & Returns

What payment methods do you accept?
~ We accept payment by credit or debit card (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro). We also accept PayPal.
~ Payment can also be made by cheque or bank transfer in GBP. Please contact us for details on how to pay by these methods.

Can I return my purchase if I am not happy with it?
~ You may return your purchase providing we are given written notification of your intention within 30 working days of receipt.
~ Purchases should be returned by the same or equivalent method of shipping by which they were sent.
~ The price of the returned item will be refunded in full upon our receipt of the item in the same condition in which you received it. Refunds should take between 3-5 business days to clear.
~ Return postage will only be refunded if the book has been returned because it was wrongly described or damaged in transit. Please contact us with details of what you would like to return and why.