These are the prices for mailing books outside of Canada. We do not add handling or other additional charges - we charge whatever it actually costs.
The following is as of July 1, 2002, via US Post Office surface, expressed in US dollars (1 US dollar = approx 1.50 Cdn). The rates shown for the US are for media mail. Rates for Europe, Australia and New Zealand are for surface letter post for 4 lbs or less and for an international surface books M-bag.
Priority mail rates to the US for over 1 lb are calculated on the basis of zones.
|Weight not over||USA||UK|
|1 lb, .45 kg||1.42 media|
|3.80 Letter-post||4.05 Letter-post|
|2 lb, .91 kg||1.84 media|
|6.30 Letter-post||6.65 Letter-post|
|3 lb, 1.36 kg||2.26 media|
|8.70 Letter-post||9.05 Letter-post|
|4 lb, 1.82 kg||2.68 media|
|5 lb, 2.27 kg||3.10 media|
|8.80 M-Bag||11.00 M-Bag|
|6 lb, 2.72 kg||3.52 media||8.80 M-Bag||11.00 M-Bag|
|7 lb, 3.18 kg||3.94 media||8.80 M-Bag||11.00 M-Bag|
|8 lb, 3.64 kg||4.24 media||8.80 M-Bag||11.00 M-Bag|
|9 lb, 4.09 kg||4.54 media||8.80 M-Bag||11.00 M-Bag|
|10 lb, 4.55 kg||4.84 media||8.80 M-Bag||11.00 M-Bag|
|11 lb, 5 kg||5.14 media||8.80 M-Bag||11.00 M-Bag|
|12 lb, 5.45 kg||5.44 media||9.60 M-Bag||12.00 M-Bag|
Small Packets international, via Canada Post, expressed in Canadian dollars (1 Canadian dollar = approx .66 US) :
|Weight not over||Non-US Surface||Non-US Air|
|.5 kg 1.1 lbs||5.40||10.65|
|1 kg, 2.2 lbs||9.50||21.30|
|2 kg, 4.4 lbs||13.55||35.55|
For surface parcels over a pound and under 4.4 lbs to locations outside of North America, the Canadian post office's small packet rates are the least expensive. For heavier parcels, the US post office's M-Bag rate is the least expensive. For under a pound the US letter-post is least expensive.
A paperback without packaging will typically weigh under a pound ; a hardcover under 2 lbs. Packaging can add up to another pound to the parcel weight.
Surface parcels can spend over six weeks in transit.