Book Availability Facts


Q:  When I search for a book and find it listed on your website, does that mean it's in stock at Vintage Books right now?

A:  Not necessarily.  What you're seeing is a listing from our distributor's database of all the tiles they stock (and some they don't).  

What you want to look for is the book's status under Availability.



Q:  What do the different Availability listings mean?

A:  1)  ON OUR SHELVES NOW - This means the book is in stock at Vintage Books.

     2)  USUALLY SHIPS IN 1-5 DAYS - This book is NOT in stock at Vintage Books.  This title is usually in stock with our distributor and will ship from them in 1-5 days.  If the book is in stock with our distributor's West Coast warehouse, we can have your book here in 1-3 days from the day it is shipped (depending on time of day, weekends, holidays, etc.).  If we have to get your book from the East Coast, this will take 7-14 days.  

     3) SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY - This is our distributor's roundabout way of saying that the book you want is out of print.  Unfortunately, we can't get this title for you.  



Q:  May I pick up my book right now?

A:  Please wait for us to contact you BEFORE you come in to the store.  We may have the book in stock, or we may need to have it shipped from the warehouse.  It is also possible that we sold the book in the store right before you placed the order.  We upload our current inventory twice daily, but your order may have fallen in between our upload times.