How Do I Place an Order?

· This website is updated daily – items listed should be available for purchase. We currently list over 1,000,000 magazines on this website – and growing daily! To the best of our knowledge our magazines are complete with all pages, unless noted otherwise. All available inventory is listed online – WE DO NOT carry additional magazines not listed, with the exception of National Geographic and Life magazines. Most post-1950 popular US magazines have mailing labels on the bottom of the covers. We offer a full refund on any item that does not match its described condition! Want lists for specific issues are filed by email – so please feel free to email your wants!

· WE ARE NOT PURCHASING magazines from afar – we are well supplied locally with mountains of magazines needing sorting & listing. Please do not email or call with such requests! ALSO – WE CANNOT appraise the value of your magazines!

· When multiple issues are listed (i.e. - “3 copies”) – the price is per issue, not for all issues available. If a specific quantity of issues available is not noted with the listing, there is one copy available. Issues marked “Not Available” are currently out of stock.

· ARTICLE SEARCH REQUESTS – Please use the Search function on the top of our homepage – we list major articles for most popular US magazines. First words listed are a brief description of the cover subject/image. Also, we have indexes available for Life (1936-1969), Time (1932-1969), Fortune (1930-1945), Sports Illustrated (1954-1969, New Yorker (1925-2004) and National Geographic (1888-1988). WE ALSO NOW HAVE a nearly complete run of “Readers Guide to Periodical Literature”, indexing subjects and authors published in most major American Magazines from 1900 to 2005 – research requests will need as much information as possible. A per-hour fee may be charged up front  depending on the complexity of the request & the time needed. WE CANNOT locate specific homes in home & garden magazines, recipes in women’s magazines, advertisements, or craft patterns – Sorry!




Inventory On This Website Last Updated Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

EMAIL Orders – Preferred method. Email with the following information: Magazine Title NAME (i.e. “Saturday Evening Post”, “Time”), Date of the Magazine, Quantity, and your address.  

·         If your credit card billing address is different from the shipping address, include both please.

·         We’ll reply quickly with all the information you’ll need to proceed with the order.

·         If you do not receive an email reply within 24 hours  (GMAIL Users - PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER for our reply) or call us at the number below.

TELEPHONE Orders Please call us at 717-442-1277 Monday thru Saturday 9AM to 5:30 PM EST

Note -If the phone keeps ringing and does not go to the answering machine, we’re on the line with another customer.

If possible, FIRST email three things – your name, address, and items wanted, prior to calling with your credit card information we’ll email back with payment and shipping price options.

Shipping Options:

USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days):

            Smaller-size magazines - Time, Newsweek, EW, New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, People, etc. size - $9.65 for 1 to 4 magazines this size (in flat-rate Priority Mail envelope).

            Larger-size magazines – ALL Life, Colliers, Saturday Evening Post, Look, Rolling Stone, etc. size – email zip code for total weight & zoned pricing.

            Other magazines – email titles and dates required, with your address for zoned pricing

USPS Media Mail (1-2 weeks):  Books only - cannot be used for magazines, newspapers, or other items with advertising within, as per USPS Regulations


§  USPS Delivery Confirmation (US only) – included with all Priority Mail shipments, provided you have supplied us with your return email address.

§  USPS Insurance (US Shipments only) – included at no charge for orders under $50.00, inquire for the current USPS fees. These fees are in addition to the postage costs.

§  Federal Express – We will ship overnight or 2-Day via FedEx on your FedEx number ONLY (i.e. – billed to your Federal Express Account). We cannot schedule a same-day pickup from FedEx after 11AM EST.

§  Canada and International – Priority Mail International (4 to 6 days depending on destination) , or 1st Class International for small items. NOTE: International orders are not insurable – if the package is lost in transit, we cannot be responsible for replacement costs.  


1.                        Payment by:

·         Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Debit Cards – Will need your full name, billing and shipping addresses, daytime phone, etc.  DOUBLE-CHECK your credit card number & Expiration Date if providing by email please! We also need the three security numbers located on the back of the credit card on the signature strip. NOTE: “Crinkley Bottom Books” will be listed on your billing statement, not “”.  $12 minimum charge.

·         Paypal - register at -. Paypal is the largest credit card payment service on the internet – more than 24 million users, world-wide! Paypal instructions –.  PLEASE do not Paypal payment before verifying the shipping costs – thanks!

·         Check or Money Order – US Funds only. Mail to Crinkley Bottom Books, 800 Bellevue Ave, Gap, PA 17527. Checks made out to Brett Snyder.

2.                        Delivery Time: We ship same day or next business day. USPS Priority Mail is 2 to 3 days delivery. Tracking information will come to you via email from – if you don’t see this email later in the day, please check your spam or junk folders!

3.                        Returns – full refund for items received that are not as listed (content or condition), or with prior authorization by email/phone. Returns accepted within 30 days only. A restocking fee of 15% may be charged.  Sorry, we cannot accept responsibility for international orders lost during shipment.


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