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Shipping Charge Increase Notice

Please note that, as of 03/01/11, our shipping charges have increased per the following:

Ground Regular: Rates increase from $3.20 to $4.62 for first book, plus $1.16 for each additional, not to exceed $9.26 (formerly $7.84)

Media Mail: Rates increase to: 3.20 to $4.26 for first book, plus $1.16 for each additional, not to exceed $9.26 (formerly $7.84)

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and will continue to work toward bringing you the highest quality products at a competitive price.


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Penguin Group (USA)'s Return Policy

Items may be returned for a full refund (net of shipping costs) within 30 days of shipment date under the following conditions.

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