Shipping
Harvard Book Store

Shipping Options

We have three shipping options available to harvard.com customers:

  • Saver (USPS media mail - Uninsured / Minimal Tracking)
  • Basic (USPS priority mail - Detailed Tracking)
  • Specialty (USPS media mail or priority, based on order contents)

Looking for information about Curbside Pickup at Harvard Book Store? Check out our checklist, safety guidelines, and FAQ at harvard.com/about/curbside_pickup.

Saver Shipping

Available for book orders 

Orders $60 +
Shipping is FREE for orders over $60
(though you may opt to contribute to the cost of shipping—thank you!)

Orders < $60

$3.99 for the first book
$0.99 for each additional item

This option is only available for orders within the contiguous United States.

Saver Shipping Details and Exclusions:

  • Saver Shipping items will be sent via USPS Media Mail.
  • Delivery time is generally 2-7 business days.
  • USPS media mail is not insured, and offers minimal tracking information.
  • Standard saver shipping does not apply to orders including Google Print-on-Demand titles.
  • Saver shipping does not apply to non-book items (i.e. Harvard apparel, mugs, tote bags) or bulk Print-on-Demand orders.

Basic Shipping

Available for book and non-book orders 

$7.99 for first item
$0.99 for each additional item

Only available for orders within the United States 

Basic Shipping Details and Exclusions:

  • Standard Shipping orders will be delivered via UPS Ground and USPS Priority.
  • Delivery time is generally 2-5 business days.
  • USPS Priority Mail packages are insured for up to $50 and have detailed tracking information. Please note: Claims for lost or damaged packages must be reported by the customer to USPS.
  • Expedited shipping may be available upon request. Please include special requests in the Comments field of the order form. Questions may be emailed to webteam@harvard.com. The total shipping cost listed on your automatically-generated invoice will not reflect any requested alternate shipping options. If your shipping cost varies from the standard flat rate, we will contact you for approval before charging your credit card.
  • All items are shipped "no signature required." If you would prefer to have your order shipped with signature required on delivery, please indicate this in the Comments field. Additional charges apply.
  • Standard $6.99 shipping does not apply to orders including Google Print-on-Demand titles or to orders including both non-book items (i.e. Harvard apparel, mugs, tote bags) and other items.

Specialty Shipping

Google Print-on-Demand Titles

We provide standard and saver shipping options for orders of Google Print-on-Demand titles. Because these titles require additional work, the shipping cost is higher than we charge for other orders on our website. However, we no longer charge any additional resizing or processing fees on any print-on-demand titles ordered through our website.

Harvard University Clothing Orders

All orders for Harvard University Clothing will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, which takes 2-5 business days. Please note, we cannot currently ship clothing orders to Canadian addresses.

Unless otherwise noted, all clothing is in stock and will ship out the following business day.

Sorry, in-store pickup is not available for University clothing orders.

Combined Orders

Orders including both non-book items (i.e. Harvard apparel, mugs, tote bags) and books will be shipped separately. 

International Orders

Sorry, Harvard Book Store does not accept orders originating outside of the United States. 

Updates during COVID-19

Review our guidelines for visitors and other updates on hours and services at Harvard Book Store this summer.

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Shipping & Delivery

We ship anywhere in the U.S. and orders of $60+ ship free!

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