All US books include a tracking number, which we can send at your request.
Economy shipping is by USPS media mail for $4. Books can take 6+ weeks to arrive in Hawaii or Alaska, or during December.
Priority shipping for one book costs $8.55 anywhere in the United States.
Priority shipping for multiple books varies with destination. If the actual shipping is much cheaper than the shipping charged, we will refund the difference.
We usually ship books within 1 to 2 days.
We accept checks or money orders (payable to Emily Buehler) mailed to P.O. Box 1285, Hillsborough NC 27278.
Bread Science is available at Kitchen Arts and Letters in New York City and the Craft Shop at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.
It may be cheaper to buy the “print-on-demand” version of the book. It should appear at every online retailer that uses the distributor Ingram. I’m working to compile a list for different countries–coming soon I hope.
We have never had an international order not arrive, but a few took 6+ weeks, so we wait 8 weeks before considering the book lost.
We are truly sorry that the international shipping for books we mail is so high. You can lower shipping costs by buying multiple books and selling them to your friends! In April 2016, 8 books to Sweden with bubble wrap cost $66.50 (we could also fit ten books without bubble wrap), and 14 books with bubble wrap cost $86.95. To Australia, the 8 books (or 10 without bubble wrap) cost $75.95, and the 14 cost $95.95. Let us know if you are interested in current rates for your country.
Non-US economy shipping
Economy shipping is USPS first class international for $26.00–29.75, depending on the destination. (Canada is ~$21.25.) The cart will add $29.75. If the actual shipping is cheaper, we will refund the difference. Please contact us if you need to know the exact cost.
Most economy books arrive within 2 to 3 weeks, except to certain countries (I’m lookin’ at you, Italy and Mexico) and at the holidays.
The USPS told me that they no longer track first class packages in the United States, but there is a customs number that might be trackable in the destination country. (This number does sometimes work to track on the USPS website.)
Non-US expedited shipping
Expedited shipping is USPS priority international for $40.85–41.20, depending on the destination. (Canada is ~$29.55.) The cart will add $40.85. If the actual shipping is cheaper, we will refund the difference. Please contact us if you need to know the exact cost.
Expedited books arrive in 6 to 10 business days, although there is no guarantee. (We’ve only once had an expedited book held up, and it was during the holidays.)
Expedited books include a tracking number. The USPS website tracks the book to the port where it leaves the United States. After that, you may be able to track the book with your own postal service.
One or two books fit in an expedited flat-rate box (for no additional charge). The price then increases for each additional book.