Shipping and Handling | The Thoreau Society Shop at Walden Pond

Our Shipping Process
As you place your order, a shipping cost will be added to your total. This cost is based on the products you are purchasing and on their destination.
  • If our actual shipping cost turns out to be lower than this estimate, we will "simplify" and lower the amount on your order before charging your credit card.
  • If our actual shipping cost turns out to be higher than this estimate, we will not change the amount on your order. We will cover any difference.
In nearly every instance, we use the United States Postal System to ship to our customers.

  • For mailings within the United States, we most often use USPS Priority Mail packages. Delivery to your door will be made within several days of leaving our part of the Walden Pond shoreline in Concord, Massachusetts.
  • For mailings outside of the United States, we will use USPS Priority Mail International option available through USPS. Delivery time will obviously vary by destination.
We will provide the tracking number of your package in our e-mail confirmation of shipment to you.

We also offer a free pickup service. To make pickup arrangements, place your order online as usual, and use the discount coupon code PICKUP. You will not be charged for shipping. When our staff receives your order for processing, they will contact you to confirm a pickup date and time.

If something goes awry in this process, please contact us at (978) 287-5477, or at, so that we can begin to research the problem. Historically, we have experienced very few glitches in the delivery system.

Thanks again for your patronage!

Your Shop Staff

"Is it not the attitude of expectation somewhat divine? - a sort of home-made divineness?" ~Henry David Thoreau, in a letter to H.G.O. Blake, May 28 1850