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 (via PayPal), 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).


As of earlier this year (2022), the EU has instituted draconian customs policies that inordinately affect small business such as Spit and a Half (and YOU, the customers of such businesses). Because of this you may be required to pay a relatively high customs fee to receive your order. The only way around this for me would be to contract with a third-party EU customs broker to process European orders, and unfortunately I lack the resources to do so.

If you place an order and fail to pay the requested customs fee, your package may be sent back to me undelivered. In that case, if the books are still in sellable (like new) condition I’ll refund the price of the books to you via PayPal, but the postage costs will be lost. I’m sorry for this situation, but it’s out of my hands. Please ask your political representatives to help reform this anti-small business policy.


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!