About HanBooks.com

HanBooks.com, founded and operated by the largest Korean bookstore chain in the United States, is located in Los Angeles, California and is serving customers who want to purchase Korean books, CDs and DVDs but cannot read Korean at all or simply have difficulty in viewing Korean language material on their computers. We can get virtually any books, CDs and DVDs currently available in Korea for you with fast speed and at the lowest prices possible. You can also order items not posted on HanBooks.com by sending email inquiries to hanbooks@gmail.com. Han[han], for your information, is a Korean word meaning either the nation of Korea or the people of Korea.



How To Contact Us


Address: 1543 W Olympic Blvd. #202, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

Phone 213-389-8885 / Fax 213-381-5334

Please be advised that this location is not a storefront but an office and does not allow walk-in's.

Please also be advised that email is a much preferred method of communication and that you will get a better prepared answer to your inquiry via email than otherwise. Again, please email your inquiries and comments to ->

hanbooks@gmail.com



Billing Information

- All pricing information on HanBooks.com is strictly in US dollar.

- We only accept major credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and Diner's Club only) and PayPal as the payment method for your order. We do not accept checks, or money orders.

- We do not charge your credit card until your order ships out.

- The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; HanBooks.com have absolutely no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information.



Shipping Information

- Your order usually ships within 5~10 business days from your order date.

- We mark every order as "On Hold" until it ship out. So, please interpret "On Hold" as your order being processed.

- You should select one of four shipping methods (Domestic: US Standard and US Priority / International: International Standard and International Express) when you place your order.

Domestic Shipping

* 48 Contiguous US States Non-PO Box Addresses Only
Shipping Method
Delivery Time
Shipping and Handling Cost
US Standard (USA - Except AK,HI,AS,GU,MH,MP,PR,AE,AA,AP,FP,PO Box)
2-7 business days (after shipping)
$4.49 per order + $1.50 per item
*** An order for $175 or more with US Standard as shipping method may qualify for Free Shipping. See details. ***
Note) For US Standard, we use one of these methods: UPS Ground, USPS Priority Mail, USPS First Class Mail, USPS Media Mail.

* Any US States Addresses (Especially if your order is to ship to PO Box, Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO, American Samoa, Guam, or other US Protectorates, you must must select "US Priority.")
Shipping Method
Delivery Time
Shipping and Handling Cost
US Priority (USA - Including AK,HI,AS,GU,MH,MP,PR,AE,AA,AP,FP,PO Box)
1-3 business days (after shipping)
$6.49 per order + $2.50 per item
Note) For US Priority, we use one of these methods: USPS Priority Mail, UPS 3 Day, UPS Ground.

International Shipping

* Non-US Countries ---> Please select either "International Standard" or "International Express."

Shipping Method
Delivery Time
Shipping and Handling Cost
International Standard (Canada)
6~21 business days (after shipping)
$10.99 per order + $7.00 per item
International Express (Canada)
3~7 business days (after shipping)
$24.99 per order + $9.00 per item
International Standard (Other Non-US Countries)
6~21 business days (after shipping)
$14.99 per order + $10.00 per item
International Express (Other Non-US Countries)
3~7 business days (after shipping)
$33.99 per order + $12.00 per item

- Please be aware that shipping cost for magazine subscription orders will ALWAYS be adjusted after the order is submitted according to the scheme clearly explained on each magazine item page.

- Delivery confirmation from UPS or USPS for domestic orders is final. In case of loss or theft, we are not responsible for it. However, we will do our best to trace your package.

- International Standard service is NOT always a guaranteed service. This means that, if the package is lost during the transit, we might NOT be able to send you a replacement package free of charge. If you want a faster, more secure delivery to non-US countries, you may want to consider selecting International Express as shipping method.

- The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; HanBooks.com have absolutely no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information.



Return Policy

- Returns for a full refund of the product price are accepted only when the returned item was shipped within 1 week of receipt of the original package by the customer. Otherwise, only 70% of the product price (minus 30% restocking fee) will be refunded. In either case, the condition of the returned item should be intact, undamaged, and unopened if they are CDs or DVDs. The shipping fee will NOT be refunded, unless there was an error made by HanBooks.com with regards to the shipment.

- Returns of opened electronic dictionaries will never be accepted, absolutely with no exception. Returns of unopened electronic dictionaries within 1 week of receipt of the item do not qualify for a full refund, and only 85% of the product price (minus 15% restocking fee) will be refunded if returned within 1 week. Returns of unopened electronic dictionaries after 1 week of receipt of the item will not be accepted, and there will not be any refund issued.

- Refunds are issued in two different forms. One is a refund back to the credit card entered at the point the original order was placed. The other is a refund as a HanBooks.com coupon that can be used when placing an order. Please specify which form of refund you would like us to issue.

- If a package is returned to us, the shipper, due to customer's refusal to receive the package, a refund will be issued except two times the shipping fee (original shipping cost + return shipping cost charged to us by the courier services).

- If a package is returned to us, the shipper, due to customer's error (wrong address) or unavailability (no receiver present at the provided address or no attempt to retrieve at the designated courier's facility), we will reship it as long as the customer pays two times the shipping fee (return shipping cost charged on us by the courier services + reshipping cost). Otherwise, the order is considered as returned without authorization and the total order amount minus 30% of the product price (restocking fee) will be refunded to the credit card.

- We do not accept returns of any items whose condition is not intact and undamaged.

- We absolutely do not accept returns of any opened CDs, DVDs, or electronic dictionaries, with no exception.

- We do not accept returns of magazines, unless they are defective.

- We do not accept returns of items in Living section, unless they are defective.

- DVDs marked as "Region 3" are not viewable in non-Region 3 regions such as USA/Canada (Region 1) and Japan/Europe (Region 2) unless they are played on a code-(region-)free DVD player. We do NOT accept returns of any opened DVD for this incompatibility. So please be cautious, and if you are not sure about this, please contact us before you order. For your reference, following is i
nfo on DVD Region Code.



DVD Region Code Info

Motion picture studios in the USA wanted to control the release of movies around the world using DVD region codes. Movies are released on DVD at different times around the world, typically America and Canada first, Australia and Japan 6 months later, and Europe 12 months after US release. In some instances, DVD movies are available for purchase in America and Canada before they are released in European cinemas. Due to the high quality of DVD and the movie release system used by Hollywood, 6 regions were established to prevent people from watching Region 1 movies before they were released on Regions 2-6. The Region Code is usually specified on the back of the individual DVD packages, either with a Regional Coding logo of a globe with the region number superimposed over it, or specifically spelled out.

The regions are broken down as follow:

    * Region 1 - U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda
    * Region 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt
    * Region 3 - Southeast Asia, East Asia, including Korea and Hong Kong
    * Region 4 - Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean
    * Region 5 - Former Soviet Union, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
    * Region 6 - China

This means that DVD movies from Region 1 (USA & Canada) WILL NOT play on a non-code-free DVD player in regions 2-6. Effectively Region 1 DVDs play only on Region 1 DVD players, Region 2 DVDs play only on Region 2 DVD players, Region 3 DVDs play only on Region 3 DVD players, and so on. If you purchased your DVD player at any regular electronics chain store, chances are you have not purchased a code-free or multi-region DVD player. If you're still unsure, simply attempt to view an overseas DVD you may already have around to see whether it will play or not on your DVD player. Hence came the needs for the code-free DVD player that is capable of playing DVD discs from anywhere in the world. There are stores both online and offline that carry these code-free DVD players, which unfortunately we are not able to provide any information of for you. If you're interested, we would recommend that you try some searches online first.



Blu-ray
Region Codes

Blu-ray Discs may be encoded with a region code, intended to restrict the area of the world in which they can be played, similar in principle to the DVD region codes, although the used geographical regions differ. Blu-ray Disc players sold in a certain region may only play discs encoded for that region. The purpose of this system is to allow motion picture studios to control the various aspects of a release (including content, date, and in particular price) according to the region. Discs may also be produced without region coding, so they can be played on all devices.

Region code Area
A Americas; East and Southeast Asia; U.S. territories; Bermuda
B Africa, Europe, Oceania; Middle East; Kingdom of the Netherlands; British overseas territories, French territories; Greenland.
C Central and South Asia; Mongolia, Russia, and People's Republic of China.



Wholesale Program for Bookstores, Schools and Libraries

The normal procedure/policy for Wholesale Program for Bookstores, Schools and Libraries is as follows:

- Please send us your purchase order via email to hanbooks@gmail.com or fax to 213 381 5334, along with supportive documents proving the nature of your organization, such as seller's permit for Bookstores or letterhead for schools and libraries.

- We will send you the pro forma invoice with discount applied according to the following scheme:
  ... An order of
$500 ~ $4,999 in regular price: 30% off the regular price shown on our site --- Roughly additional 15% discount off the sale price
  ... An order of
$5,000 ~ $9,999 in regular price: 35% off the regular price shown on our site --- Roughly additional 20% discount off the sale price
  ... An order of
$10,000 or more in regular price: 40% off the regular price shown on our site --- Roughly additional 25% discount off the sale price
  ... If your order at one time is less than $500 in regular price, the discount rate will be 15%, which is the same as the sale price available on the website. In this case, we recommend that you place your order on our website.

- We will need to secure the payment before we process your order, in either of the following 2 methods.
  ... Please send us a check or a money order (payable to OPES, Inc., Not HanBooks).
  ... Please send us the credit card info (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and Diner's Club only; number, expiry date, cardholder's name, billing address, 3 digit CVV2 security code). We will not charge your credit card until we ship your order.

- Once the business relationship is established between your organization and HanBooks.com, the change of payment terms may occur.

- We will send you the ship notification via email (only when you've provided the email address) after we ship your order.

- Wholesale Program cannot be combined with any other promotional programs or offers.



Sales Tax

California State laws require that HanBooks.com charge California sales tax on every order shipping within California, because we have a physical presence in the state. 9.00% sales tax will be charged for orders shipped to California addresses.


- Last updated on January 28, 2013.



Can't find what you're looking for? Email your inquiry to hanbooks@gmail.com.
Special discounts are available for volume orders of $500 or more from bookstores & libraries. For details,
please visit our Wholesale Program Page.
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please visit our Help Page.
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