Books and Modern

Shopping Guide

Shopping Guide

Applicable Taxes

We show all prices both with and without the consumption tax (sales tax) applicable in Japan. Customers outside Japan are not required to pay this tax.

Payments and Transfer of Funds

Payments can be made using a credit card, which is processed through PayPal. We adopt a shopping system by the transmission of customers order email. And the invoice is sent by PayPal. Funds are transferred by process of payment through PayPal.

Shipping Method and Cost

Generally for each order one shipment will be charged. Shipping rates are shown in the table below.

Soon after we confirm your payment, you will receive an email notification from Books and Modern stating the shipment has gone out and providing a tracking number. Most orders will arrive after you receive this notification. Within Japan most orders arrive within 2 to 4 days. Outside Japan most orders arrive within 14 to 21 days.

Satisfaction and Returns

Returns, exchanges and cancelations are not accepted. In exceptional instances, where goods are damaged, lost or sent to the wrong address, please contact us within one week of receiving the goods.

Email List

Books and Modern uses its customers’ email addresses for no purpose other than to transact business with them. After making a purchase, you may receive emails from us about new products that have just arrived, artists’ exhibitions, and other updates. If you do not want to receive these emails, please reply to that effect by sending an email to the address shown at the very bottom.

Questions and Clarifications

Please address any questions and requests for clarification to You will receive a response within 2 business days or on the following Monday in case a request is received shortly before the weekend.

Shipping Rates by Weight and Destination

postal cost + packing materials actual expenses