Terms of Sale

All of our inventory except our current "New Arrivals" is always discounted 5 percent. Thank you for visiting Rural Hours.

Important Shipping Notice

Due to the fact that we will largely be away from our office and book stock in 2024, shipping on all orders except our "New Arrivals" will occur only the first week of every month. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our expected delivery range has been changed accordingly to 5-30 days. Please be advised we will be unable to fill orders needed on a rushed timeline unless you order during that first week of any month. "New Arrivals" will ship when ordered as we do have those on hand. 


We accept all major credit cards via Square on our site. We will soon accept Paypal and Venmo. 


We are committed to recycling packaging material (and sometimes even Scotch tape): Your item(s) will arrive in a clean and sturdy reused box unless you request otherwise. You can get a sense of who we're buying from this way, too.


USPS media mail shipping in the U.S. is always free. Expected delivery is 5-30 days (please see shipping notice above). Priority USPS shipping is free on regular purchases over $300, however, except on "New Arrivals," in 2024 we will only ship the first week of the month. Shipping by private carrier is available.


We want our customers to be completely satisfied with their purchases. All books are returnable in the same condition within 30 days of delivery for any reason. Please package your book(s) carefully if sending a return.


Reciprocal terms to the trade. We value our colleagues and the discounts (and many lessons) they've given us in recent years.

Monthly Sale prices are net and no further discounts are available. 

New arrivals are typically listed on the first of every month, and the monthly sale offerings are updated on 15th of every month (sales commencing in 2024). Please subscribe to our mailing list for notifications.