I recently order a book from Amazon.com, and got it very quickly, packed in a box, with padding all around, and the book neatly covered with a plastic bag to protect it from accidental moisture. I was surprised just to see all the care that went into packing the book. I found in between the book's pages a handwritten note, thanking me for the purchase! It made a joy out of my buying experience from Ira, the bookseller. I highly recommend his service!