Delivery Information

Postage Costs

Alban Books supplies books to the UK and Europe only. Postage costs are based on the value of the order:

UK

£0.01 GBP – 4.99 GBP, £2.00 GBP
£5.00 GBP - £29.99 GBP, £3.00 GBP
£30.00 GBP - £50 GBP, £6.00 GBP
£50.01 GBP - £999.99 GBP, Free

Europe

£0.01 GBP – 4.99 GBP, £2.00 GBP
£5.00 GBP - £29.99 GBP, £4.00 GBP
£30.00 GBP - £50 GBP, £8.00 GBP
£50.01 GBP - £999.99 GBP, £15.00 GBP

Delivery Times

Different books have different delivery times:

All books except Not Yet Published and Out of Stock books (see below)

UK: 3-5 working days from despatch of order

Europe: 2-3 weeks from despatch of order

Not Yet Published books

Some books are marked as 'Not Yet Published' on the Book Details page. The estimated publication date, where it is known, is also shown. Please note we cannot guarantee that a book will be available on a particular date and publication dates can change. You can add Not Yet Published books to your shopping cart and order them in the normal way. Your card will be charged when the book is despatched.

Temporarily Out of Stock books

Some books are marked as 'Temporarily Out of Stock' on the Book Details page. We are expecting the book to become available again, although we often cannot say when this will be. You can add Temporarily Out of Stock books to your shopping cart and order them in the normal way. Your card will be charged when the book is despatched.

How to order a book from the Alban Books website

To find the book you want to buy, click on the 'Books' tab at the top of the page. You can search by Author, Title, ISBN, Subject, Series and/or Publisher.

A Book Listing of search results will appear. To see more about a particular book, or to buy it, click on the see more link.

The Book Details page will appear. This gives full information about a book, its price, availability and delivery times. To buy the book, click on the red 'Add this book to your shopping cart' button.

Your Shopping Cart shows you all the books you are currently buying. When you add a new book, your Shopping Cart will appear. To view your Shopping Cart at any time, click on the 'Shopping Cart' tab at the top of the page. Your Shopping Cart will also show you the postage cost of your order.

When you have finished shopping, go to your Shopping Cart and click on the 'Checkout' button. You will then be asked to enter your delivery and payment details. All payment details on the Alban Books website are encrypted and are fully secure, so you don't need to worry about entering your credit or debit card details.

When your order has been placed, you will receive an email confirmation of the order. The confirmation will include an order reference number which you should keep safe in case of future queries.

If there are any problems with your order, an Alban Books member of staff will contact you. Please make sure you provide up-to-date contact details.

By post

If you want to order a book from Alban Books and pay by cheque, you can do so by post. Please make cheques payable to 'Alban Books Ltd' and remember to include postage costs (see above). Send your order to:

Alban Books
14 Belford Road
Edinburgh EH4 3BL
UK

Please do not send cash through the post.