What if I do not see the title or ISBN I am looking for?

Adams can supply any title in print from all publishers. If you can’t find the title listed on our website please email, customerservice@adamsbook.com, us and we will promptly research title availability and respond to your inquiry.

Can I order by phone?

Yes. Please call (800) 221-0909, and a customer service representative will be happy to help you.

Does this site accept Purchase Orders?

Yes. Our site has that capability. Select the P.O. option at checkout, and a form will appear for all the required information to be added.

How long will it take for my books to arrive?

Titles that we have in stock are shipped within 24 hours, and generally arrive within a week and a half. Titles that are back-ordered from the publisher generally arrive within two and a half to three weeks. Air shipments are available if you need guaranteed delivery times. Just let us know what you need.

Not sure if book is returnable? 

Email us to inquire at customerservice@adamsbook.com. Books must be in unmarked brand new condition to do return.

I see the same title listed as available from multiple publishers, at varying costs. What’s the difference?

The text of any given book, unless listed as abridged or revised, or as having a different translator, will be the same regardless of which publisher you choose. The differences are in print size, paper thickness, quality of the cover art and format of the footnotes. Because of these differences, the pagination may not match between publishers, even though the text is the same. Feel free to call and ask us for more specific comparisons.

I am considering several titles for my next semester. Can I get review copies?

You may request examination copies of up to five different stock titles. We charge half the cover price of the book to cover shipping and handling. Send your request on school letterhead with payment enclosed. Requests for examination copies cannot be processed via the Internet.

Are the prices listed in your catalog and on your web site guaranteed?

All prices listed are subject to change by the publishers. The surest way to get price information is to call before you place your order. If the books are in stock, we can guarantee the price. We try to notify our customers of price increases before we ship books, especially the dramatic changes from mass market to trade paperback editions. This gives the option of cancelling the order if the substitution is unacceptable, or helping you find an alternative selection.

Can I return my overstock books?

Return policies are generally set by publishers. We would be happy to assist with the process.

What if I received a damaged book?

Please let us know if you receive a damaged book and we will send you a replacement.

How long does it take to receive my order?

In stock titles are typically received within 2-5 days depending on geographic location. Special order titles may take 10 business days.

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