Frequently Asked Questions
Review the answers to common questions and concerns or contact us here.
What's the best gift for someone who loves books and reading?
Each book lover is different. However, what draws us to the literary world is typically a love of words. Book Lovers are also imaginative and dreamers. We can be quirky and witty. We have a sense of humor and enjoy the small pleasures of life. Each product on our site is carefully chosen with the purpose of providing joy. A unique BOTM box, witty t-shirt, a lovely journal, a clever mug, or a cute pin is a thoughtful gift for anyone who enjoys reading.
What is the Book of the Month service?
Each month, Tuma will choose 5-7 diverse and unique titles by writers of color. You choose your book(s) and I pack it up nicely in a custom box with a few, fun gifts and surprises. There is no subscription, so you don't have to worry about skipping, canceling, or wasting unused credits. Learn more about how Tuma's Book of the Month box is special.
How long will it take for items to arrive?
For bookish swag and gifts, it varies depending on the supplier. To provide our customers with a variety of great items for book lovers, we use both domestic and overseas suppliers. US suppliers can deliver in 3-7 business days, while international suppliers can take up to 30 business days. We will provide you with a tracking number. You can track your package from the link in your shipping confirmation email or by logging into your account. Read our full shipping policy to learn more.
Do you offer free shipping and returns?
Yes! I want to make shopping with me as easy and worry-free as possible. Shipping is free for orders over $100. While we hope you love all of our items, we are happy to email you a return label free of charge. See our full policy for more details.
I've tracked my order, but it says, "Shipping label created, USPS awaiting item." What does this mean?
It can mean a few things. One, that I've prepared your box and purchased postage but haven't taken a trip to my local post office yet.
Or two, I've dropped off your package, but my local post office hasn't scanned it yet. Sometimes, when there are too many packages, 1-2 might not be scanned before being loaded onto delivery trucks. Typically, it may scan at a later delivery point in a few days or sometimes not until it's been delivered.
Or three, it's been lost in the mail. USPS is generally reliable (in terms of getting our mail to us...eventually) so this is often not the case. Packages are usually delayed and not lost. However, if you have not received your package within 12 business days, please email me at email@example.com and I will investigate. If needed, rest assured that you will receive an immediate refund or replacement if I find that the package has been likely lost in the mail.
I entered the wrong shipping address. Can you help?
We can change the shipping address as long as the order hasn't been shipped. We work fast to get your items to you quickly, so hurry! Send us an email as soon as you can at info@TumasBooksAndThings.com. Once the order has been shipping, it's unfortunately out of my hands. You can contact your local post office/delivery service for help.
Where's the rest of my order?!
Most of the bookish swag & gifts ship directly from the supplier. We offer items from a variety of vendors and so you will receive your order in separate packages. Just keep your eye on the tracking numbers, or reach out to me at any time.
Can I add gift wrap or a gift note?
For BOTM boxes, yes! Leave a note during checkout. For bookish swag and gifts, I ship items directly from the suppliers and am unable to provide special gift notes or wrapping. However, you can send us a message to request a special shout-out on our Facebook or Instagram page.
Are the used books in good condition?
The condition of my used books vary. Most books were purchased new and read once. Others were purchased used or read multiple times. All books were carefully shelved in a non-smoking and non-pet environment. Please read the product description for specific titles to see clear images and the condition of the book.
What if my items never arrive or arrive damaged?
I want my book lovers to be happy! So, we make returns super easy. If your items arrive damaged or never arrive based on tracking information (or it's been 60 business days), send us an email at info@TumasBooksAndThings.com or use the contact form and let us know. We will happily help you return the product to us and offer a refund. Read our full return/refund policy for more details.
Are there any current sales or promotions?
You can be the first to learn about our sales and promotions by signing up for my monthly newsletter.
I have a question that hasn't been answered.
Please reach out to me. I'll be happy to hear from you. You can email me at info@TumasBooksAndThings.com. You can visit the contact page to send a message. Lastly, you can also send us a message by clicking the live chat button in the lower right corner. We'll get back to you within 24 hours or less.