Terms of Sale

Terms / Returns

Payment is accepted through the website by credit card — VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express — and via Paypal. Check or money order (please make out to "Capitol Hill Books") also accepted. All books subject to prior sale. New customers may be asked to prepay. Libraries, institutions, and established customers and dealers may request invoice. Reciprocal courtesies offered to the trade.  

All books and materials are guaranteed authentic and as described.

Website: Books listed and sold online may be returned for any reason within thirty days of receipt, through prior arrangement, and in original condition. Unless books received are not as described, however, all postage to be paid by buyer.

In-store: All sales of general-stock used, new, and uncataloged books at our brick and mortar shop are final. Rare / collectible and cataloged items may be returned as above should it be determined we have made an uncommon mistake in identification or authentication. In such a case (and if possible), please email us in advance to make arrangements so that one of our rare books specialists can help look into it.


We ship via USPS, and rates can be quoted ahead of time if needed.  We also ship books out of the store.  Most orders are shipped within two business days.

Quoted international shipping rates are for USPS First Class International, though we also can check UPS and FedEx for comparison. Heavier / oversized international packages may require additional shipping charges, in which case we'll reach out via email to discuss options before sending them out.