How to order


You can use the search function to look for books based on author, title, publisher, keyword etc.  Also, on the individual item pages, use the listed tags to find more related titles.

Place items in your cart (and check quantities).  At checkout enter the required information.  The site will automatically calculate your shipping costs and fees, as selected.  Choose your payment option, and authorize the order.  I currently accept PayPal, Credit Cards, and (in the US) Cash, Check, or Money Order.  For payments through the US Mail (Cash, check, money order) please see below.

Orders are generally shipped within ten days of receipt, however during the current COVID-Era I’m only making one Post Office run per week.  Therefore, please understand there may be a slightly slower processing and delivery time for the foreseeable future. If there’s a specific problem I’ll email you to let you know.

If you’re a US Resident, and would like to pay via US check, Cash, or Money Order, complete checkout as noted above and select “Check” as your payment method.  This will log your order into my system.  Then mail payment, payable to “John Porcellino”, to:

John Porcellino
Spit and a Half
P.O. Box 142
South Beloit, IL 61080

Delivery will be made upon receipt of payment.


Orders delivered to a Wisconsin address will have 5.5% sales tax added to your total (INCLUDING postage & handling).


A small fee to help cover costs of shipping materials and paperwork is added to each order:

$2.00 (US orders)
$4.00 (International orders)


Due to the vagaries of the United States Postal System, please consider the following when choosing your domestic shipping options (aside from Priority Mail, which ships in sturdy envelopes or boxes): First Class Letter/Large Envelope Rate mandates that the mailing must be flexible and no more than .75″ thick, so that precludes me from adding in extra cardboard to stiffen the package, or using bubble mailers. Thus, items shipped at First Class Letter/Large Envelope Rate may be subject to bending during USPS processing; First Class Parcel/Package Rate CAN be rigidized (and marked Do Not Bend) and/or use bubble mailers; Media Mail Rate allows me to use whatever packaging I have at hand, including boxes, and to mark the package Do Not Bend. I pack as well as I can according to each set of restrictions, and usually have no problems with damage etc, but just wanted to pass along this info so you can make an informed choice.

Thank you!