Amazon, although it now sells just about everything under the sun, began in 1995 as an online bookstore. While the largest bookstores and mail-order catalogs might have 200,000 titles, founder Jeff Bezos realized an online bookstore could have many more. He named his creation Amazon after the world's largest river. The first book Amazon.com sold was Douglas Hofstadter's Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies. Amazon also hosts a large marketplace of secondhand book sellers. Categories: Arts & Photography, Audiobooks, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Investing, Calendars, Children's Books, Christian Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Computers & Internet, Cooking, Food & Wine, Crafts & Hobbies, Entertainment, Gay & Lesbian, Health, Mind & Body, History, Home & Garden, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Nonfiction, Outdoors & Nature, Parenting & Families, Politics, Professional & Technical, Puzzles & Games, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Science, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Self-Help, Sports, Teens, Textbooks (New & Used), Travel.
Returns: 30 days of delivery for a full refund on most new, unopened books sold and fulfilled by Amazon. Any book with obvious wear will be subject to a 50 percent restocking fee. Visit Amazon's Returns Center before returning any book. If you'd like to return a book purchased through Amazon from a non-Amazon merchant, contact the individual merchant directly.
Sales Tax: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Shipping: Free on select orders of $25 or more. Otherwise, $3 per shipment plus 99 cents per book. Used books purchased from private sellers ship for $3.99 each. Amazon also offers a premium shipping membership for $79 per year that includes free two-day shipping on eligible purchases or one-day shipping for $3.99 per item, with no minimum order size. Amazon Prime includes a free 30-day trial.