What is your U.S. shipping policy?

All orders ship via USPS within 1-2 business days of placing an order.

Shipping rates to your address can be seen in the Cart and during Checkout.

You will receive email confirmation when your package is shipped, along with tracking information on all Media Mail and Priority Mail deliveries.

  • USPS First-Class – 1-5 days delivery time – No tracking
  • USPS Media Mail – 2-8 days delivery time – USPS Tracking
  • USPS Priority Mail – 1-3 days delivery time – USPS Tracking

Do you ship internationally?

No, sorry, not currently. Not that there aren’t some universal themes involved, the Papercuts Library’s main numbered series is being written for an America audience and so right now we are focused on shipping stateside only.

If you aren’t in the United States and really want one though, you should write in to see what we can do!

What if there is a problem with my order?

If you have any trouble with your order, SORRY! Please contact us at and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days to help resolve the issue.

What is your RETURN POLICY?

The Papercuts Library does not accept returns. … Why?

According to the usual retail formula, the Papercuts Library cover price should be in the range of $9-12 per book. We price them at $5.99 however to make them affordable and accessible to the widest possible audience, and we provide bulk pricing so that they are even a better deal when you get a few… and as such, there is no room left in our budget for returns, so our rule is books only go one way in this company: out the door. 🙂

Life is too short and our climate too fragile for all the back and forth shipping anyway.

If you don’t like what you get, try re-gifting them, they are meant to be shared and much easier to give than receive.

Otherwise, if that does not satisfy, please write us at and let’s see what we can do to make you happy!

What is the Papercuts Library all about?

The question is, what isn’t it all about?

Aside from the info in the About, the Papercuts Library will manifest title-by-tile, explaining itself as it goes.

Why is there no author information on the books?

The original vision was for the Papercuts Library to be a group editorial creation with the byline simply being the Papercuts Library, in the style of the Economist. So, despite the fact there is currently only one person writing them, the same spirit applies until we get a real writer’s room going, which will hopefully start to happen in 2023!

Really though, a name would be out of place in the context of these books. The work is meant to speak for itself.

Why didn’t you answer my question?

There is more to come in the FAQ, but by definition that will depend on you asking something not already covered here!

Got another question?

Please send it to , we look forward to hearing from you!