In the meantime, I phoned the bookstore to see if I could order a couple of books. The woman on the phone claimed that they don't take orders over the phone and haven't for years. I said I had made many orders over the phone, including within the past year. I felt like asking her why she was refusing my business. No wonder bookstores are struggling! She said it was impossible and directed me to go online where, if I placed an order for $25 or more, I would get free shipping. So, I followed her directions and went online, placed an order for $29, continued to the checkout, and found out that I was still being charged a shipping fee of $11.99! So, I exited before I placed my order. Then I visited an American bookstore online, thinking that American books are priced lower than Canadian ones. Once again, the site claimed that if I placed an order of $25 or more, I would not be charged shipping. I chose the same two books, but I was 89 cents short. So I chose a third book and the total came to $37. Once again, when I reached the checkout, I was charged a $9.99 shipping fee! I exited once again.
I still don't have my books but at least my dishwasher's gone!