Ordering Information for Bush Medicine of the Bahamas
(Scroll down to view all four ordering options, including E-book.)
Note: The bookstore is temporarily closed April 28 through May 8
while I am doing research on South Andros.
Orders can be placed during this time,
but will not be confirmed or shipped until May 10.
Option 1 (Bahamas only): If you are a resident of the Bahamas, the most economical option is to purchase the book locally from a bookstore in the Bahamas (or see other options below).
Bahamian retail outlets
- New Providence (Nassau)
- Logos Bookstore, Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza
Telephone: (242) 331-2520
- Chapter One Bookstore, College of the Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 397-2650
- Buy the Book, Saunder's Beach
Telephone: (242) 323-2665
- Grand Bahama (Freeport)
- Bellevue Gifts and Supplies
Telephone: (242) 352-8808
- Bethel Booksellers
Telephone: (242) 352-2665
- San Salvador
- Gerace Research Centre
Telephone: (242) 331-2520
- Other islands
- Contact Media Enterprises for availability through booksellers (supplies approximately 50 stores throughout the Bahamas).
Telephone: (242) 325-8210
Shipment to Bahamas through import/export businesses in Florida
A number of Bahamians order single copies through Amazon.com, using a shipping address of an import/export business in Florida. The book is then shipped to a Bahamian destination. When using this option, you are responsible for any taxes, import duties, or customs restrictions (if applicable). We are not responsible for loss or damage in export, or seizure by customs, or other factors that may risk of non-delivery from the export business. A number of customers have used this option successfully.
Option 2 (All countries - shipped by a 3rd party in the U.S.): Make arrangements with a friend or family member in the U.S. who can deliver the book to you in person, or has experience shipping items to you. The book is shipped to your specified U.S. destination via Media Mail for $37.00 plus $6.55 shipping (includes delivery confirmation). Delivery by Media Mail typically takes 2 to 8 days, depending on the destination and time of year. If an order is sent to a Virginia address, $1.96 sales tax (5.3%) will be added. Orders are shipped twice a week, typically on Tuesday and Friday.
Order by PayPal or Credit Card
Option 2 (shipping and delivery confirmation included)
Option 3 (Most countries - shipped by the U.S. publisher): Because the book is large (11" x 9 "x 1") and heavy (3 pounds), it must be shipped at the 4-pound rate. We have no control over the shipping rates which are expensive. If possible, please use the other options above. Note that your credit card company may charge an international transaction fee (typically 1%)for international payments. This usually appears on your credit card statement as a separate line item. The customer is responsible for any taxes, import duties, or customs restrictions (if applicable). Sometimes, depending on the country, delivery may delayed several days if the package is inspected by customs. All international orders are subject to approval prior to shipping. If you require additional services, such as Registered Mail ($13.40), or if you have questions before placing your order, please send your questions to BahamaBushMedicine@gmail.com
Be sure to include your complete address which is needed to calculate the shipping rate. In some countries, the rate depends on the delivery destination within the country. Insurance is not available for First Class Package International Mail. We are not responsible for loss or damage in the mail or seizure by customs, and therefore international customers assume the risk of non-delivery. So far, our international customers have not had problems with delivery. We can provide a scan of the Postal receipt to prove that the package has been mailed to the country of destination. The customs declaration number on the receipt can be used for tracking within the U.S. Before mailing your package we will send an email asking that you provide your mailing address formatted line-by-line exactly as it should appear for delivery by your postal system. In some counties, if you live in a rural area, for example some islands of the Bahamas, you should notify your Post Office that you are expecting a package. Your purchase indicates acceptance of the above terms and conditions.
First Class Package International Mail: Allow 7 to 21 days for delivery, but varies by destination (does not include delay in customs, if applicable). See the table below for the shipping cost and available services included with shipping:
|Country||Book Cost||Base Shipping
Return receipt and tracking outside the U.S. is often not availble for First Class International mail.
The customs declaration number can be used for tracking within the U.S.
International orders subject to approval before shipping.
Order by PayPal or Credit Card
When prompted during check out, enter the total country cost from shipping table above. An e-mail confimation will be sent after your order is reviewed and approved for shipping (usually the same day). Your purchase is fully refundable until the order ships.
Option 4 (E-book for selected countries): Currently available in PDF format. This is primarily for countries where we do not have distributors and therefore difficult or expensive to ship individual physical books. For additional information see E-book Orders. If you are interested in purchasing an e-book, please complete the Order Inquiry Form.
Terms and Conditions (for shipping options 2 and 3): Books that have been shipped may be returned for a refund if the book is in its original condition (including the shrink wrap) on the date it was purchased. A 20% restocking fee applies on international returns. Out-bound and in-bound shipping fees are not refundable.