ABOUT US

                  TOTNESVANBOOKSANDMUSIC.COM

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Welcome to Totnesvanbooksandmusic.com , a small online bookshop which has many used, and some new, books for sale.  We specialise in selling Penguin and Pelican books but also have a variety of books from other publishers.  All books have been accurately described so that you know exactly what you are ordering and will not be disappointed when the books are received.  We do not use general statements to cover all books but describe each book individually.  Occasionally, these descriptions give the impression that a book is in a worse condition than it really is!

SELECTING YOUR BOOKS

All books are listed under the relevant ‘Authors’ alphabetically by surname.  To browse through the selection of books, simply click on the relevant ‘Author’ tab and then scroll down the alphabetical list of authors under the chosen letter to see which books are available.  There are also two lists of authors, A to K and L to Z, showing the various authors whose books are in stock and how many of that author’s books in brackets.  If there is no number after the author’s name that signifies that there is just one of their books in stock.  Books not attributed to an author or editor are listed  under ‘AUTHORS UNKNOWN’ after ‘AUTHORS U’.

ORDERING YOUR BOOKS

PRICES INCLUDE POSTAGE AND PACKING EXCEPT AS BELOW:

The old system, which is currently being phased out, requires you, once you have selected and clicked on the books you wish to purchase, to click on ‘Postage and Packing’ at the top of the screen.  On this page you will be able to click on the relevant ‘Postage and Packing’ amount to complete your order.  If you see, after the title in your basket, the letter A or B in brackets, this denotes the category of postage and packing for that book.  Details of the amounts payable are shown below as well as on the ‘Postage and Packing’  page.   

(Please note that this system is being revised so that, in many cases, the price shown next to the book includes postage and packing, or will include the postage once revised.  Therefore, if there is no letter showing after the title in your basket or no reference to postage with the description of the book you order then the price includes postage and packing.)

POSTAGE AND PACKING within the UK   (see note immediately above) 

The cost of postage and packing is as shown below:

Postage A book = £3.20.  (Up to 3 books can be sent for this price.) Postage B book = £1.50.  (One book can be sent for this price.) Postage B book = £1.80.  (2 books can be sent for this price.)  Postage B book = £3.20.  (3 or 4 books can be sent for this price.)

NB If you order books from both the ‘Postage A‘ and ‘Postage B‘ categories then the ‘Postage A‘ price applies.  If your order exceeds the above quotas please contact us.  All books are generally despatched within one working day and are sent by second-class post, unless otherwise requested. We believe this system for postage and packing costs is fair to all and helps keep your costs to a minimum. This takes into account the number of books ordered, together with the thickness and weight of books, as far as is conceivably possible, so that the thicker books are categorised under ‘Postage A’ and the thinner books under ‘Postage B’.   

(Please note that this system is being revised so that, in many cases, the price shown next to the book includes postage and packing, or will include the postage once revised.  Therefore, if there is no letter showing after the title in your basket or no reference to postage with the description of the book you order, then the price includes postage and packing.)

Please note that these postage costs apply to the United Kingdom only. If you live overseas please contact us so that you can be provided with the relevant postage and packing costs.  Outside of the United Kingdom, books have been sold and posted to customers in Belgium, Denmark, Eire, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and United States of America.

PAYING FOR YOUR ORDER

Payments can be made by PayPal, as this is a secure method of payment.  Payments can also be made by  cheque.  Other methods of payment are acceptable by arrangement. Our books are also sold on eBay.  However, we have a wider selection of books available on this site and have lower costs for postage and packing.

RETURNS

In the unlikely event of you not being satisfied with a book that you have received, as it was not as described, we will refund the full cost of the book.  In such situations we would be grateful if you would notify us before returning the book and within seven days of its receipt. This site is continually being updated and developed to make it as user-friendly as possible.  We are currently adding images to all of the books that we have listed for sale.  These images are identical to the cover design of the book being sold.  We have many more books to add to this site, together with the music side which has yet to be built, although we have many vinyl singles and CDs to sell.

We hope that you enjoy shopping with Totnesvanbooksandmusic.com and will visit us on a regular basis.  We would welcome any questions you may have about items for sale on our website or requests for any items that are not showing, including vinyl singles and CDs, as we may have these in stock.  Any comments would also be welcome as we strive to provide a good service to all our customers.

For your interest, the last ten titles sold are as follows:

  • Endless Night (1972) by Agatha Christie 
  • Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case (1977) by Agatha Christie 
  • They Came to Baghdad (no date given) by Agatha Christie 
  • The Hound of Death and Other Stories (1990) by Agatha Christie 
  • A  Rose for Winter (1976) by Laurie Lee 
  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1975) by Laurie Lee 
  • Cider with Rosie (1975) by Laurie Lee 
  • Mandy (1980) by Mandy Rice-Davies with Shirley Flack 
  • More Common Wild Flowers (1948) by J Hutchinson
  • Common Wild Flowers (1945) by J Hutchinson

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