Works on Paper has been doing its part to aid and abet the construction of the Tower of Babel via ABE since 2003. We therefore deal in books, manuscripts, and ephemera in a variety of languages (though English-language offerings do predominate), from modest paperbacks to one-of-a-kind rarities. For us, Barthes phrase "the pleasure of the text" has many meanings, one of them being the old and meaningful sensation of the physical book held in human hands. Nevertheless, in our one concession to modernity and the internet age, and in order to keep our prices as competitive as possible, we do not have a brick-and-mortar location. In this way we strive to blend the best of the old with the new. As of the Ides of March 2022 we have decided no longer to accept PayPal payments, since in our view the vast majority of these payments are an attempt to skirt state taxes, a totally ignoble manoeuvre.
All items are offered subject to prior sale. We accept checks (drawn on U.S. banks) and money orders (in U.S. funds); payment via PayPal; and credit card payment via the ABE Commerce options offered by abebooks.com (Note: ABE processes all credit card payment via its secure servers). All shipments to residents of the state of Illinois (U.S.A.) are subject to a 8% sales tax on the book price only. All items are may be returned within 14 days days for a full refund of the book price for any reason...[suite...]
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.