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Frequently Asked Questions

What does Same Day Shipping mean?

In order to package and have the books to the post office, we have to cut off sales at some point in the day. Every day is a bit different, but it is normally noon PST.

When we state Same Day Shipping, we mean that we go above and beyond in order to make sure your book is packaged and into the mail within 24 hours of receiving the order.

We do our best to make it the same day it's ordered, but if the order comes in after noon, it quite likely will be taken into the post office the next business day, all be it still within 24 hours of the order time.



Why don't we offer International Worldwide Shipping?  Will we Ship International? YES!

It is our experience that pricing a book for Canada shipments and International shipments is next to impossible at one price!!  Therefore, we do not have our listings as available for International Worldwide.

That being said, we are willing to ship worldwide. In order to facilitate such a transaction we need you to contact us with the name of the book. We will pull the book and price it out for sending it Internationally to your location. Then we can adjust the price of the book and open it up for International Shipping so you can purchase it.  Please email us through the Amazon email system and we will be pleased to discuss this matter with you.

Cowichan Valley BC Books

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    About Cowichan Valley BC Books

    Cowichan Valley Books is a family owned and operated business located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

    Cowichan Valley Books is not a retail store. We have run this business, for eight years now, solely from our home property which has three generations living on it!

    We specialize in finding and saving used books - ReUsing Books - and then matching them up with the folks who want them!!  Our favorite thing is to match up a child's book with a young, curious mind.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us any time through the Amazon email system. We normally reply within 24 hours unless we are on the road shopping for new books!!

    Amazon does not currently offer gift wrapping on books but WE DO!!  Contact us to find out how to have your gift book gift wrapped!!

    We look forward to supplying you with your next reading adventure!!

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    Cowichan Valley BC Books Shipping Rates

    If you have any questions in regards to our shipping policy, please feel free to email us through the Amazon email system.
    Listed below are shipping details for Cowichan Valley BC Books, including the geographies shipped to, the service levels offered, and the prices charged. Note that Media Rates are based on shipping a single item. Purchasing multiple media items results in multiple shipping charges.

    Shipping rates for all products (excluding Books, Music, Video and DVD)
    All Regions
    Domestic Canada
    Domestic Canada · Standard · (2 - 10 days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    CDN$ 0.00 to Up CDN$ 6.49
    Domestic Canada · Expedited · (1 - 3 days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    CDN$ 0.00 to Up CDN$ 12.98

    * Shipping Rates for Books, Music, Video and DVD
    4 - 14 days
    Priority Domestic
    1 - 3 days
    United States
    7 - 12 days
    Other International
    42 - 56 days
    Books CDN$ 6.49 CDN$ 12.98 CDN$ 7.99 CDN$ 14.98
    CDs, Cassettes, Vinyl CDN$ 3.49 CDN$ 12.48 CDN$ 7.49 CDN$ 7.99
    VHS Videotapes CDN$ 6.49 CDN$ 12.98 CDN$ 7.99 CDN$ 14.98
    DVDs CDN$ 3.49 CDN$ 12.48 CDN$ 7.49 CDN$ 7.99

    *  Your shipping fees when buying Books, Music, Videos and DVDs at Amazon Marketplace are fixed according to the type of product you purchase.
        Rates are based on shipping a single item. Purchasing multiple items results in multiple shipping charges-there are no "per shipment" and "per item" charges, as there are when you buy directly from

    Region Key
    Domestic Canada Canada
    North America and Protectorates United States and US Protectorates including American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Western Europe Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Holy See, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jan Mayen Island, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Svalbard, United Kingdom
    Japan and South East Asia Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand
    Rest of World Other countries excluding Somalia and Syria

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    Cowichan Valley BC Books Shipping Policies

    Cowichan Valley Books currently ships via Canada Post.

    Our policy is to have all shipments shipped Same Day, which to us means that the shipment must be at the post office within 24 hours of the order hitting our computer. Being west coast, we have a later cut off time than eastern vendors; however, we do have to stop to pick, clean, package and get to the post office on time!

    XpressPost shipping is available at all times. Upgrades to Priority can be arranged by contacting us through the Amazon email system.

    We do combined shipping. Our policy states that we will find the best method for shipping the multiple books.

    If the shipment goes as one package, then we will keep the shipment charges until the cost of the shipment is covered. Then we refund $3.00 of the $6.49 back to you from every subsequent shipping charge. We keep the $3.49 as that part helps to pay the wages for our gal who does the pulling, cleaning, packing, stocking, etc of the books.

    If the shipment is too heavy to go Lettermail as one package, then we will look at the options between: 1) a free upgrade to XpressPost   OR  2) shipping as two packages with a small refund if possible.

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    Privacy & Security

    Amazon knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. By visiting, you are accepting the practices described in's Privacy Notice.

    In addition, we want you to be aware that will provide Cowichan Valley BC Books with information related to your transactions involving their products (including, for example, your name, address, products you purchase, and transaction amount), and that such information will be subject to Cowichan Valley BC Books's Privacy Policy.

    Privacy Practices

    Cowichan Valley BC Books values the privacy of your personal data.

    See's Privacy Notice

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    Returns and Refunds

    Please refer to the Product Return Policy. Please contact Cowichan Valley BC Books to get information about any additional policies that may apply:

    Contact this seller

    To initiate a return, please visit Amazons Online Return Center to request a return authorization from the seller.

    For questions about a charge that has been made to your credit card, please contact Amazon. For questions about how to place an order, search Amazon Help.

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    Gift Messages

    Gift Wrapping

    Amazon does not currently offer gift wrapping service on books..... no clue why....but WE DO!!

    We offer a wide variety of gift wrapping choices from Birthdays to Anniversary to Hanukkah to Baby Shower papers.

    Please contact us through the Amazon email system to arrange this service.