Why do I have to pay for shipping?
Amazon has changed expectations for shipping time and cost. With Amazon Prime ($8.99/month) your get free 2-day shipping. But, Amazon made $96.1 billion (not a typo) in the third quarter of 2020. With that volume, money collected from Prime memberships, and negotiated shipping costs based on their volume, they can absorb the shipping costs.
Pages Bookshop can no longer offer free shipping and stay financially viable to process online orders and plan for a store reopening. I have changed our shipping policy to charge 'real cost' shipping for each order while still have free shipping on orders over $50. I strongly encourage you to accumulate your orders until you hit the $50 minimum order total or pick up in the store. We are open Tuesday - Saturday for pickups.
Thanks in advance for understanding this change.