Terms & Conditions
By signing up for the World Book Reading Club, buyer agrees to pay the advertised price for monthly, quarterly and annual shipment of books. By signing up for the World Book Reading Club, buyer agrees to receive a shipment of books based on the monthly, quarterly or annual frequency that they signed up for. Billing terms and frequency are as follows:
These terms and conditions of sale (the “Agreement”) are the only terms which govern the sale of the goods (“Goods”) by World Book, Inc. (“Seller”) to Buyer. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if a written contract signed by both parties is in existence covering the sale of the Goods covered hereby, the terms and conditions of said contract shall prevail to the extent they are inconsistent with this Agreement. This Agreement shall prevail over Buyer’s general terms and conditions of purchase, if any, regardless whether or when Buyer has submitted its purchase order or such terms, unless Seller agrees to such Buyer terms in writing. Fulfillment of Buyer’s order does not constitute acceptance of any of Buyer’s terms and conditions and does not serve to modify or amend these Terms.
The Goods will be delivered within two (2) weeks of your order unless otherwise indicated by Seller. Seller shall not be liable for any delays, loss or damage in transit. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the parties, the Goods shall be delivered to Buyer from Seller’s Warehouse. Seller shall arrange for shipment of the Goods to Buyer’s desired location using Seller’s standard methods for packaging and shipping such Goods and such shipping costs shall be paid for by Buyer at the time of purchase.
Title and Risk of Loss.
Delivery shall be made FOB Seller’s Warehouse. Title and risk of loss passes to Buyer at the Seller’s Warehouse when the carrier accepts the goods for transport.
Every book in the World Book Reading Club is guaranteed to meet the Buyer's standards for quality. If any book doesn't meet Buyer's expectations, Buyer may return within 30 days for an exchange or money back. Buyer may cancel at any time by notifying Seller by phone. In order to return any Goods purchased from Seller, Buyer must contact Customer Service at 1-800-338-8382 or [email protected] to receive return instructions
You may return any of the items purchased from the World Book Reading Club for a full refund within fifteen (15) days of receipt of your order.
- Packaging Guidelines Please adhere to the following guidelines when packaging your items for return to World Book: Items should be returned in their original boxes, in new condition, and with the original packing materials. Indicate the reason for return on a copy of the packing slip and include it in with the returned items(s) to ensure proper credit to your credit card. If you do not have a copy of your packing slip, please indicate your order number and the reason for return on a separate piece of paper and include it in with the returned item(s).
- Return Shipping Address: Please call toll free 1-800-338-8382 for information
- Return Shipping Method : World Book recommends you use UPS or Insure Parcel Post for your return shipment.
- Return Shipping Costs If the return of your item(s) is a result of our error, World Book will arrange and pay for return shipping charges. Please call Customer Service at 1-800-338-8392 to report a return of product due to our error and to receive special shipping instructions. The shipping charges for all other returns shall be paid for by the customer.
- Credits/Refunds: Your return will be refunded to your credit card upon receipt of your returned item(s). Please keep a copy of your original order or order number until proper credit has been applied to your credit card in the event it is needed for tracing purposes. Once we have processed your returned item(s) and refunded your credit card, we will notify you via e-mail. Please note that all return terms apply to purchases made and shipped within the United States and Canada only. If you have any remaining questions regarding returns, please call 1-800-338-8382 to speak with Customer Service.
Buyer shall purchase the Goods from Seller at the then current list price. All Prices are exclusive of all sales, use and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties and charges of any kind imposed by any Governmental Authority on any amounts payable by Buyer. Buyer shall be responsible for all such charges, costs and taxes, if applicable; provided, that, Buyer shall not be responsible for any taxes imposed on, or with respect to, Seller’s income, revenues, gross receipts, personnel or real or personal property or other assets
Seller warrants to the original Buyer that the Goods shall leave Seller’s Warehouse free from any damage or defect in workmanship. If the Goods are covered by this limited warranty, Seller shall either replace the Goods or refund the full purchase price, at Buyer’s option, within fifteen (15) days of Seller’s receipt of the returned Good(s). Buyer shall make a claim against this warranty by notifying Seller of the specific nature of the damage or defect, the original Buyer’s name and account number, to the following e-mail address: [email protected]
- Upon receipt of notice, Seller will supply instructions for returning the product at Seller’s cost. THE ABOVE WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE GOODS, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH HEREIN SHALL BE THE BUYER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND SELLER’S ENTIRE LIABILITY FOR ANY BREACH OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN.
No waiver by Seller of any of the provisions of this Agreement is effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by Seller. No failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any right, remedy, power or privilege arising from this Agreement operates, or may be construed, as a waiver thereof. No single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder precludes any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege.
Buyer shall not assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Seller. Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this Section is null and void. No assignment or delegation relieves Buyer of any of its obligations under this Agreement.
Relationship of the Parties.
The relationship between the parties is that of independent contractors. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture or other form of joint enterprise, employment or fiduciary relationship between the parties and neither party shall have authority to contract for or bind the other party in any manner whatsoever.
Choice of Law.
Illinois law shall govern this Agreement without regard to conflicts of laws, and the courts of the State of Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction, and the state courts of Cook County, Illinois shall have the exclusive venue over disputes arising from this Agreement.
Entire Agreement and Severability.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior agreements, promises and statements, whether written or oral. This Agreement may be altered, modified or waived only by an instrument in writing signed by the parties which refers to this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid under the laws of any jurisdiction where used, that provision will be deemed modified to the extent necessary to make it valid while accomplishing the purpose most similar to that contained in the original provision, and will not affect any other provision of this Agreement.
Company reserves the right, without prior notice, to discontinue or change specifications and prices on products without incurring any obligation to you. Company takes reasonable precautions to try to ensure that the prices quoted on the Website are correct, and to describe the items available on the Website as accurately as possible and to depict the most up to date packaging. However, when ordering products, please note that Company does not warrant that product descriptions are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free, or that product packaging depicted on the Website will match the actual product that you receive. If a product described on the Website is not as described when you receive it, or the packaging on the Website does not match the product you receive, your sole remedy is to return it to us in an unused and undamaged condition in accordance with our return policy.
Pricing Errors and Omissions.
Prices, availability and other purchase terms are subject to change without prior notice. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on the Website and to correct errors once discovered. Company reserves the right to revoke any stated offer to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, including after an order has been submitted, after it has been confirmed, or after your credit card has been charged. If we discover an error has occurred after your credit card has been charged and your order is canceled as a result of the error, your credit card will be refunded the full amount of your order.
Order Placement and Acceptance.
If you order a product, payment must be received by Company prior to Company’s acceptance of the order. Company may require additional information regarding your order if you have not provided all of the information required, and may cancel or limit an order any time after it has been placed.
Your order is expressly conditioned on acceptance of this Agreement.
Once a properly completed order, your authorization and a form of payment has been received, we will promptly locate the item(s) you have ordered to place them in line for shipment. All items are subject to availability. We will promptly inform you if the product(s) you have ordered are not available and we may offer you alternative product(s) of equal quality and value.
Company does not accept orders from dealers, wholesalers, or customers who intend to resell items offered on the Website.
If Company discovers that you are placing orders with the intent to resell items offered on the Website, we will immediately cancel your order, suspend or terminate your account, and pursue any and all available legal remedies from you under applicable law. To the extent your conduct may be fraudulent, such as purchasing products through the use of fake or stolen cards, Company reserves the right to report you to federal, state and/or local enforcements authorities.
Shipping and Risk of Loss.
Company will add applicable shipping and handling fees to your order. Unless otherwise noted, Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to ship products within a reasonable time after receipt of your properly completed order. Although Company may provide delivery or shipment timeframes or dates, you understand that those are Company’s good-faith estimates and may be subject to change. You further understand that product availability may be limited and particular products may not be available for immediate delivery, in which case the products will be delivered when they become available. If your order will be delayed. Company will use reasonable good faith efforts to contact you. If Company cannot contact you or you no longer wish to receive the item, Company will cancel the order and promptly refund the amount tendered, and will do so within 7 business days if made using third-party credit card, such as a Visa or MasterCard. Company shall not be liable for any loss, damage, cost, or expense related to any delay in shipment or delivery. All items purchased from the Website are delivered to shipment carriers. The risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. Company may reject orders where the stated delivery address is outside the United States.
In the United States, Company is required to collect applicable state and local sales tax on orders shipped to certain states. Taxes apply to most merchandise, but some states exclude certain items, like food products. Some taxing authorities also require the taxable amount to include any shipping and handling charges, while others charge sales tax only on merchandise. Company is required to follow the rules of each state. Your order total will include the appropriate state and local taxes.
Exclusive Member-Only Promotional Materials and Offers!
As a member of the World Book Reading Club, you automatically opt-in to receive promotional materials from World Book, Inc. via email, mail or phone. Buyers may opt-out of promotional materials by contacting World Book Customer Service. Also, members of the World Book Reading Club opt-in to receive special offers for editor’s choice books or new releases. You will receive these offers via email, mail or phone, and you will have the opportunity to take advantage of these special offers by simply telling us within 10 days if you do not want to take advantage of the exclusive offer. For your convenience, member-only offers will be charged to the credit card provided when you signed-up for the World Book Reading Program. If you do not wish to keep any special offer shipments you receive, you may return within 14 days.
The World Book Reading Club Guarantee:
Every book in the World Book Reading Club is guaranteed to meet Buyer's standards for quality. If any book doesn't meet Buyer's expectations, Buyer may return within 30 days for an exchange or your money back. The Buyer is under no obligation to continue in the program. The Buyer may cancel at any time by notifying Seller by phone at