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Ordering Information

There are four ways to order Tourist Town Guides® directly from the publisher:

By Phone

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By Fax

Order by Fax

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Order Form to:

Channel Lake, Inc.
PO Box 1771
New York, NY 10156

The Easiest Way to Order Online

All of our travel guidebooks, including new and upcoming releases, are available from our online store:

Other Ways to Order

Tourist Town Guides® are available wherever retail books are sold. If a book is not available at your favorite store, you can order the book directly from the publisher (Channel Lake, Inc.) via this Web site, or by contacting us.

Retail Orders

The best way for retail customers to order a Tourist Town Guides® book is to buy them from a local bookstore. If your favorite bookstore does not carry the title you are interested in, you can make a special order with them. You can also order through popular online bookstores such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To find popular online bookstores that carry our titles, see the Travel Books section of this website for a direct link to these sites.

Shipping Charges and sales tax

Channel Lake, Inc. charges a shipping and handling fee of 18% of the total purchase price, up to a maximum of $6.50 per order, for all orders shipping to the continentual U.S. Please contact us first if you would like to place an order to be shipped internationally, and we will provide you with shipping rates. Orders shipped to New York will incur a charge of 8% sales tax.


In most cases, Channel Lake, Inc. accepts orders for upcoming titles before the publication. These orders are shipped as soon as the new book or edition is ready to ship. In most cases, books ordered before their publication date will be shipped to the buyer before they are available in bookstores. All books that are available for pre-order can be ordered via our online store,

Special Sales

If you order ten or more copies of any of our books, you are automatically entitled to a 50% discount off the book's list price. You can take advantage of this simply by adding ten or more copies of a book to your card at our online store.

Book Trade Wholesale Orders

Bookstores, Libraries, and Book Wholesalers: Channel Lake, Inc.'s books are available though numerous popular wholesalers including Baker & Taylor, Ingram, and others. Please contact your wholesaler or our distributor, Midpoint Trade Books, for details on availability.

Others: Wholesale orders outside the book trade may be placed directly with Channel Lake, Inc. Please see the Printable Order Form and Discount schedule for more specific information. If you are a business customer or wish to place a resale order online with a credit card, you may do so from our online Resale Order Form.

Purchase Orders

Channel Lake, Inc. accepts purchase orders faxed or sent on your company's letterhead to the address or fax number above. P Please include your phone number and/or e-mail address on the purchase order in case we have questions. In most cases, invoices are included with the shipment but in some cases you may be billed separately.

Returns Policy

All books ordered publisher-direct are subject to our Returns Policy, as follows:

"You may return any or all of the books ordered from Channel Lake, Inc. (less shipping & handling) within 30 days after the books have shipped, as long as the book remains in print and is in re-saleable condition. To return books, ship them to the above address, along with your original receipt (returns without receipts are not accepted). Returns are credited against prior amounts owed, or refunded."

If you have any questions about this policy, please Contact Us before making a purchase. This is Channel Lake, Inc.'s general return policy for books ordered publisher-direct. If you purchased books from another seller, this policy does not apply.


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Tourist Town Guides ® is published by Channel Lake, Inc. · P.O. Box 1771 · New York, NY · 10156
Phone: 800.592.1566 · Fax: 866.794.5507