Happy holidays! Make sure to order by Dec 1 to guarantee US arrival by Christmas. Please see the covid-19 page for shipping updates

Covid-19 Delays - Shipping Domestically and Internationally

Greetings everyone!

 While Hermes Press is up and running as usual, you may experience some delays while we work hard to get your packages out to you! Hermes Press's shipping is currently being done by one person, instead of the normal 2-3 people. In order to follow social distancing protocols, we are unable to gather any helpers during this time. 

Please allow 7-21 working days for your packages to be shipped. We are working everyday to get them out as quickly as possible. 

 Important Notes: No packages are ever forgotten! - Our system keeps track of every order placed, so there is no need to check in over fears that we have overlooked your package. If you placed an order and received a confirmation email, we have your order and it will be packed as usual! Your tracking may stay in "pre-shipment" for a couple days. This could mean any of the following: Your order label has been printed and is in the process of being packed up. Your order has been packed and we are in the process of dropping your order off at the post office. We try to get all packages to the post office twice a week!

Please note that post offices are closed over the weekend, so no status updates will be made at this time.

You may face some delays once the packages leave our office and are in the hands of the post office. Make sure to keep an eye on your tracking numbers and contact the shipping services if you have any questions! 

International orders are facing significant delays- it can now take up to three months for books to travel internationally! So please understand that your package may take much longer than usual to arrive.

Thank you for supporting Hermes Press during these unprecedented times!


From the USPS website

The Postal Service™ is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other unrelated service disruptions


French Guiana


South Sudan

Australia *


New Zealand**




Papua New Guinea




Reunion (Bourbon)


Central African Republic


Saint Pierre and Miquelon (Miquelon)








Sierra Leone


These service disruptions affect Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI), Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Mail International® (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items.

*Australia’s service disruption affects Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), Commercial ePacket (CeP), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®) packets, International Priority Airmail® (IPA®) M-Bags, International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®) packets, International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®) M-Bags, and Airmail M-Bags.

**New Zealand’s service disruption affects Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), Commercial ePacket (CeP), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®) packets, International Priority Airmail® (IPA®) M-Bags, International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®) packets, International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®) M-Bags, and Airmail M-Bags.