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Orders & Shipping

Thanks for visiting my online shop!

I would like to inform visitors of some important information before any  purchase is made.

Most notably, I am not a bookseller per se. I am using my connection  to Japanese publisher Dai Nippon Kaiga to make select Japan-only titles available to western readers.

This is important for two reasons:

  1. At this early stage, I do not carry any inventory, so no products are on the shelf ready to ship.
  2. Unless noted otherwise, all publications are purchased on a pre-order basis. Your purchase with me reflects a purchase I’ll make on your behalf to the publisher, guaranteeing your copy on my next shipment from Japan.


If the above is not your cup of tea, that’s cool, but you’ll need to find these books and magazines elsewhere.


Order Windows

Order windows will be available at regular intervals and will be around 2-3 weeks in duration. My order to the publisher will be placed within 24 hours of the window closing.

Order windows will be announced on this website, via social media, and through my mailing list. Not on the list? Subscribe here.


Through consistent communication with the publication, everything listed in the LuftShop is, to the best of my knowledge, in stock at the publishers. However, it may happen from time to time that a book will go out of the publisher’s stock before I can adjust the stock status here or place my order. In such cases, out of stock items in your order will be refunded.

How long do orders take?

Once an order window closes, my order to the publisher is placed within 24 hours. The order typically takes 10-14 days to arrive to me from Japan, and I usually have them dispatched to you in the following 48-72 hours.


All pricing is in Canadian Dollars (CAD).


Shipping Methods

Currently, I am using postal services for all shipping. As such all shipping methods are determined by what Canada Post offers and charges.


For Canadians, I use Expedited Parcel / Xpresspost, which offers tracking and a delivery time of 2-7 days depending where in the country you are located.


For Americans, I use Tracked Packet or Expedited Parcel, which provides tracking info and delivery times of 5-12 days.


For international shipping, packages under 2 kg qualify as Small Packet/Tracked Packet and are more cost-effective to ship — this 2 kg limit is equivalent to the approximate weight of 3 books plus packaging. Want to order more than 3 books? Contact me for a shipping quote.

There are 3 international shipping methods available:

  • Small Packet International Surface — For 3 books or fewer. The most economical option, but slow (anywhere from 4-12 weeks*) and no package tracking
  • Small Packet International Air — For 3 books or fewer. Costlier than air, but quicker at 6-12 days*, but still no package tracking available
  • Either Tracked Packet International or Xpresspost International (EMS), depending on your country. Pricy, but offers shipping times of 2 weeks or less and with package tracking.


Customs and Duties

Any customs and duties are the responsibility of the buyer.



Books and bundled orders will be shipped in corrugated literature mailers, magazines will be shipped in padded mailers.

Common Questions

I don’t see my country listed in the shipping options?
If you do not see your country available for shipping, please contact me me and I will add it.

What currency does your online shop use?
Both the product and shipping costs are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Can I bundle orders?
Yes, the shipping calculator should provide accurate shipping costs for bundled orders. If you are interested in larger or retail orders (ie. 5+ items, please contact me.

How long does shipping take?
Based on past shipments, shipping estimates* are as follows:
Canada – 3-5 days
United States – 6-12 days
Europe – Air, 10-14 days; Surface, 6-10 weeks
Asia/Australia/NZ – Air, 12-14 days; Surface, 12-14 weeks
*I stress these are estimates. Global shipping situations may impact these times.

Is there tracking available for shipping?
Canada Post provides tracking on North American orders. Canada Post does not provide tracking for international orders through Small Packet International Air and Surface.

If you have any other questions, or encounter any glitches in ordering, please contact me.

All good? Let’s get shopping!

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