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The below rates are subject to change, so please continue to check this page for updates.
Please see below for Christmas order cut-off dates

COVID-19 Shipping Rates - Updated

Local (Downtown, Oak Bay, Gordon Head, Esquimalt, Saanich)
*$7.50 delivery

Outside Local (Saanichton/Peninsula, Sidney,
Westshore, Sooke)


Canada (outside 30km)
**$10-$30 via Canada Post

British Columbia - Manitoba
$15 - $20 (3-7 business days)

Ontario - Newfoundland
$18 - $30 (5-10 business days)


If some of your items are not currently in stock (eg. special orders), we will ship what is here for $7.50, then charge you the base rate of $7.50 for your remaining item(s) when they arrive. If you would like us to wait until your entire order has arrived before shipping, please write 'ship altogether' in the additional comments box when placing your order.  

**If your address is not within 30km of Bolen Books, large items such as puzzles and board games may increase shipping costs up to $30. You will be notified of the final shipping cost via email before we send your order. 

Holiday Shipping Deadlines - To receive your order before Christmas, orders must be placed BEFORE these key dates!

Dec. 17th - Local Deliveries (Greater Victoria)
Dec. 14th - Regional parcels (BC, AB, SK, MB)
Dec. 7th - National parcels (rest of Canada)

This year is different than previous years, these time frames can't be guarenteed. It is also important to note that remote towns in any province can take longer than Canada Post's delivery standards.

Delivery & Shipping Time Frame

We are doing the best we can with our limited staff to process orders and get them out for delivery within 2 business days. If you live within 30km of Bolen Books, please allow 4-7 business days for your order to arrive. Orders shipped outside this range via Canada Post may take up to 10 business days to arrive.

Shipping costs increase if the package is significantly heavy (for example: 5kgs), significantly larger (puzzles, large quantities of items, etc.), or is going to distant and/or rural locations (for example, a large hardcover book may be $15 to send to Vancouver, but could be around $30 to send to a remote location in Newfoundland). Even remote locations within B.C. are subject to a $5-10+ increase in shipping cost. 

For the latest update from Canada Post, please check their website:

Please note that if you live in an apartment, our Maximum Express delivery drivers can only access your building if you're home. For this reason, your order may be delayed if more than one trip to your home is required. If you'd prefer your order to be shipped via Canada Post, please notify us when placing your order.

We are not offering international shipping at this time.

Thank you,
Bolen Books