Powells Books Wholesale
This website is for sales to the trade only. Retail customers please visit our retail site at www.powellschicago.com

Terms

Thank you for your interest in doing business with Powell's Books Wholesale. Our shipping methods differ based on your location, please see the appropriate section below.

US Customers
UK/European Customers
Asia/Australian Customers

US Customers

Our catalogues are updated at the beginning of every month. We email a new arrivals list every 2-3 months. Please see the link to sign up to receive emailed or mailed new arrivals. (The new arrivals lists and any specialty subject lists are the only catalogues that are mailed).
 
We have a minimum order requirement of $100.00 at list price to receive the 50% discount ($50.00 net). First-time orders must be prepaid; we accept Visa or Mastercard. If you prefer to pay by check, a pro forma invoice will be issued. First orders will not be pulled until payment is received. After this initial order, you will be on account and future orders will be billed at net 30 days.
 
Markdowns are already fully discounted at either 50 cents or one dollar and require 3 copies per title minimum. There is no quantity minimum on all other titles.
 
If you order 10 or more titles with 20 or more copies each, those titles will receive 55% discount.
 
We ship the cheapest method according to weight and zone from Chicago. We do not ship books by USPS. For smaller orders, this usually means UPS or FedEx Ground. Larger orders, requiring a pallet, may ship by FedEx Freight, FedEx National, UPS Freight, or any freight line resulting in a cheaper cost or specifically chosen by the customer. We must know if a liftgate and/or inside delivery is required.
 
Turnaround time is usually within a week, but depends on the time of year. If we have just returned from a sales trip or a book fair, processing will take longer. We fill orders as they are received.
 
We will need your billing and shipping addresses, whether the shipping address is residential or commercial, contact name, and phone/fax numbers. If not using Excel or PDF catalogue forms from the website, please include the following information when placing an order: our 5-digit item # for each title, one or two main words of the titles, quantities. You may include other information such as ISBNs, cost, etc. for your own needs, but please also use our item numbers.
 
An emailed order to remainderspowellschicago.com will be received by Customer Service. It will be confirmed upon viewing. You may email or call in your credit card details. If you would prefer to be called, let us know a time convenient for you.

UK/Europe

Our catalogues are updated at the beginning of every month. We email a new arrivals list every 2-3 months. Please see the link to sign up to receive emailed or mailed new arrivals. (The new arrivals lists and any specialty subject lists are the only catalogues that are mailed).
 
We have a minimum order requirement of $100.00 at list price to receive the 50% discount ($50.00 net). First-time orders must be prepaid; we accept Visa or Mastercard. If you prefer to pay by check, a pro forma invoice will be issued. First orders will not be pulled until payment is received. After this initial order, you will be on account and future orders will be billed with charges due net 30 days from delivery.
 
Markdowns are already fully discounted at either 50 cents or one dollar and require 3 copies per title minimum. There is no quantity minimum on all other titles.
 
If you order 10 or more titles with 20 or more copies each, those titles will receive 55% discount.
 
We ship the cheapest method according to weight and zone from Chicago to your U.S. forwarder. (We do not ship books by U.S. Postal Service). We also offer a consolidation service through Magnum to U.K. and European customers. From Chicago to U.K., the rate varies per pound between 25 and 50 cents, depending on the volume of the consolidation. There is a minimal door-to-door delivery charge, unless you pick up your order at the Magnum depot. This charge is determined by size of your order and the final delivery address. Consolidations generally occur every 2-3 months, but specifically after book fairs (both CIANA fairs, London Book Fair, BEA, and CIROBE).
 
We will need your billing and shipping addresses, contact name, and phone/fax numbers. If not using Excel or PDF catalogue forms from the website, please include the following information when placing an order: our 5-digit item # for each title, one or two main words of the titles, quantities. You may include other information such as ISBNs, cost, etc. for your own needs, but please also use our item numbers. We fill orders as they are received.
 
An emailed order to remainderspowellschicago.com will be received by Customer Service. It will be confirmed upon viewing. You may email or call in your credit card details. If you would prefer to be called, let us know a time convenient for you.

Asia/Australia

Our catalogues are updated at the beginning of every month. We email a new arrivals list every 2-3 months. Please see the link to sign up to receive emailed or mailed new arrivals. (The new arrivals lists and any specialty subject lists are the only catalogues that are mailed).
 
We have a minimum order requirement of $100.00 at list price to receive the 50% discount ($50.00 net).
 
First-time orders must be prepaid; we accept Visa or Mastercard. If you prefer to pay by check, a pro forma invoice will be issued. First orders will not be pulled until payment is received. After this initial order, you will be on account and future orders will be billed with charges due net 30 days from delivery.
 
Markdowns are already fully discounted at either 50 cents or one dollar and require 3 copies per title minimum. There is no quantity minimum on all other titles.
 
If you order 10 or more titles with 20 or more copies each, those titles will receive 55% discount.
 
We ship the cheapest method according to weight and zone from Chicago to your forwarder in the U.S. (We do not ship books by U.S. Postal Service.) We also have an agent that represents Asia and Australia. If you have no forwarder and would like to use Rising Sun Book Company, let us know and we will direct you to the proper contact for more information.
 
We will need your billing and shipping addresses, contact name, and phone/fax numbers. If not using Excel or PDF catalogue forms from the website, please include the following information when placing an order: our 5-digit item # for each title, one or two main words of the titles, quantities. You may include other information such as ISBNs, cost, etc. for your own needs, but please also use our item numbers. We fill orders as they are received.
 
An emailed order to remainderspowellschicago.com will be received by Customer Service. It will be confirmed upon viewing. You may email or call in your credit card details. If you would prefer to be called, let us know a time convenient for you.