Frequently Asked Questions

By Phone (8:30-5:00 EST)

U.S. and Canadian customers: 800-537-5487
Local (Maryland area) and the rest of the world: 410-516-6965

By Mail

P.O. Box 50370
Baltimore, MD, 21211-4370

By Fax


By Email


We also accept EDI orders via Pubnet.
SAN: 2027348

All other customer service issues By phone, 8:30-5:00 EST, U.S. and Canadian customers: 800-537-5487, All other customers: 410-516-6965
HFS accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. All checks must be in US funds drawn on a US bank. Customers need to fax or email a copy of the wire/ACH payment request and a copy of the remittance advise (or order if prepaying an order) to HFS.

Electronic fund and wire transfers should be directed to:
M & T Bank
1 M & T Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14203
Routing: 052000113
ACH ABA Routing: 022000046
Account: 9835189383
Tax ID: 520595110
Type of Account Depository
If needed for International wires:
  • HFS shipments are FOB Fredericksburg, PA and the preferred domestic carriers are USPS, FedEx and UPS.
  • Overseas shipments generally go surface or FedEx International, as designated by the customer.
  • Other shipping arrangements are available upon request.
  • Any claims for shipping discrepancies, shortages, or damages must be made within thirty (30) days of invoice date.
Current editions of clean, resalable books may be returned within 18 months of the invoice date. No prior permission is required; however all of the following must be adhered to:
  • All stickers and sticker residue must be removed.
  • A debit memo must be enclosed stating the reason for the return and original invoice number(s). If the original invoice number(s) are not supplied, credit will be issued at the highest maximum discount.
  • All shipping charges must be prepaid.
  • Books not distributed by HFS and returned to our warehouse in error will be destroyed.
  • Books that fall outside of the 18 months return window will not be credited and will not be returned.

Return Address
HFS Returns Department
c/o Maple Logistics
Lebanon Distribution Center
704 Legionnaire Drive
Fredericksburg, PA 17026
Our payment terms are Net 30 days. All new accounts will be established with a $1000.00 credit limit.

For US-based customers, please email the Domestic Account Application form along with a copy of your State Tax Exemption certificate, if applicable, to We cannot establish an account without a copy of your State Tax Exemption certificate for our files.

For international customers, please email the International Account Application form to

HFS customers can combine titles from multiple client publishers on one order. If you would like to consolidate shipments, please fill out the Shipping Consolidation form and return it to
Each HFS client publisher determines its own discount schedule. For information on discount policies and schedules, contact the marketing manager at the individual presses. Review our client list or please contact HFS for a list.
HFS offers paperless billing. We just need a tiny bit of information to get you set up. You can either complete and submit the Paperless Billing Application or complete the infomation below.

I'm interested in paperless billing:

Your Name:

HFS Account Number:

Email for Invoices:

Email for Credit Memos:

Email for AR Statements: