How Do I Place an Order?

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· This website is updated daily – items listed should be available for purchase. We currently list over 1,000,000 magazines on this website – and growing daily! To the best of our knowledge our magazines are complete with all pages, unless noted otherwise. All available inventory is listed online – WE DO NOT carry additional magazines not listed, with the exception of National Geographic and Life magazines. Most post-1950 popular US magazines have mailing labels on the bottom of the covers. We offer a full refund on any item that does not match its described condition! Want lists for specific issues are filed by email – so please feel free to email your wants!

· WE ARE NOT PURCHASING magazines from afar – we are well supplied locally with mountains of magazines needing sorting & listing. Please do not email or call with such requests! ALSO – WE CANNOT appraise the value of your magazines!

· When multiple issues are listed (i.e. - “3 copies”) – the price is per issue, not for all issues available. If a specific quantity of issues available is not noted with the listing, there is one copy available. Issues marked “Not Available” are currently out of stock.

· ARTICLE SEARCH REQUESTS – Please use the Search function on the top of our homepage – we list major articles for most popular US magazines. First words listed are a brief description of the cover subject/image. Also, we have indexes available for Life (1936-1969), Time (1932-1969), Fortune (1930-1945), Sports Illustrated (1954-1969, New Yorker (1925-2004) and National Geographic (1888-1988). WE ALSO NOW HAVE a nearly complete run of “Readers Guide to Periodical Literature”, indexing subjects and authors published in most major American Magazines from 1900 to 2005 – research requests will need as much information as possible. WE CANNOT locate specific homes in home & garden magazines, recipes in women’s magazines, advertisements, or craft patterns – Sorry!




Inventory On This Website Last Updated Friday, January 21st, 2022

1.                        EMAIL Orders  – Email with the following information: Magazine Title NAME (i.e. “Saturday Evening Post”, “Time”), Date of the Magazine, Quantity, and your address.  

·         If your credit card billing address is different from the shipping address, include both please.

·         We’ll reply quickly with all the information you’ll need to proceed with the order!  ORDERS placed via email will receive order tracking via email direct from the USPS.

2.                        TELEPHONE Orders Please call us at 717-442-1277 Monday thru Saturday 9AM to 5:30 PM EST (that’s 2:30 PM for you folks on the west coast!).

Note -If the phone keeps ringing and does not go to the answering machine, we’re on the line with another customer.

If possible, FIRST email order information (Name, address, items wanted) prior to calling with your credit card information we’ll email back with payment and shipping price options. It’s a REALLY big help to this mostly one-man shop!

3.                        Shipping Options:

§  U.S. Orders Postage

USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days):

            Smaller-size magazines - Time, Newsweek, EW, New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, People, etc. size - $8.70 for 1 to 4 magazines this size (in flat-rate Priority Mail envelope).

            Larger-size magazines – ALL Life, Colliers, Saturday Evening Post, Look, Rolling Stone, etc. size – email zip code for total weight & zoned pricing.

            Other magazines – email titles and dates required, with your address for zoned pricing

USPS Media Mail (1-2 weeks):  Books only - cannot be used for magazines, newspapers, or other items with advertising within, as per USPS Regulations


§  USPS Delivery Confirmation (US only) – included with all Priority Mail shipments

§  USPS Insurance (US Shipments only) – included at no charge for orders under $50.00,  $2.65 up to $100.00, $3.35 up to $200.00, $4.40 up to $300.00, etc. These fees are in addition to the postage costs.

§  Federal Express – We will ship overnight or 2-Day via FedEx on your FedEx number ONLY (i.e. – billed to your Federal Express Account). We cannot schedule a same-day pickup from FedEx after 11AM EST.

§  Canada and International – Priority Mail International (4 to 6 days depending on destination) , or 1st Class International for small items. NOTE: International orders are not insurable – if the package is lost in transit, we cannot be responsible for replacement costs.  

4.                        Payment by:

·         Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Debit Cards – Will need your full name, billing and shipping addresses, daytime phone, etc.  DOUBLE-CHECK your credit card number & Expiration Date if providing by email please! We also need the three security numbers located on the back of the credit card on the signature strip. NOTE: “Crinkley Bottom Books” will be listed on your billing statement, not “”.  $12 minimum charge.

·         Paypal - register at - Paypal is the largest credit card payment service on the internet – more than 24 million users, world-wide! Paypal instructions – click here.  PLEASE do not Paypal payment before verifying the shipping costs – thanks!

·         Check or Money Order – US Funds only. Mail to Crinkley Bottom Books, 800 Bellevue Ave, Gap, PA 17527. Checks made out to Brett Snyder.


5.                        Returns – full refund for items received that are not as listed (content or condition), or with prior authorization by email/phone. Returns accepted within 30 days only. A restocking fee of 15% may be charged.  Sorry, we cannot accept responsibility for international orders lost during shipment.


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