Shipping Info

33 Books can be shipped worldwide. Here are answers to a few of the most common shipping questions.

What's the Holiday Cutoff?

I make post office drops just about every day during the holiday season, and will continue doing so right up until Christmas Eve.

For US Christmas arrival, orders must be received by 1 PM PST on Saturday, December 19th.

For international orders, no guarantees (see "everywhere else," below), but I will get your orders out ASAP to give you the very best chance at delivery. Cross your fingers, and I will, too!

When do you ship?

Most orders are shipped within 1-3 business days, and there are a variety of shipping options to meet your needs. Everything is mailed (by hand, with love) from Portland, Oregon.

Shipping to the United States

When your order ships, you'll receive an e-mail from orders@33books.com that includes a tracking number. Everything ships via USPS, and you can check your order's progress at the USPS website.

  • Standard Domestic: The cheapest shipping option. Books generally arrive at U.S. locations within 5-6 days of shipping, sometimes faster on the West Coast. Look for a distinctive kraft envelope, which is also recycled, natch.
  • Priority: Orders shipped via USPS Priority Mail typically arrive within 2-3 days of shipping.

Shipping to Everywhere Else

Due to the unpredictability of postal delivery and customs inspection delays when shipping internationally, delivery is not guaranteed. Generally, shipping to destinations outside the U.S. will result in a delivery date 7-14 business days from the actual ship date, but every country is a little different (for whatever reason, Germany, South Africa and Mexico seem to be particularly slow). You will also receive a tracking number from orders@33books.com when your order ships, but tracking will generally only show you your parcel's movement within the United States, unfortunately. If your order still hasn't arrived within 14 business days from your ship date, get in touch and we'll work something out.

Other Options

A number of retailers worldwide are carrying 33 Books; check the store locator to find a retailer near you.