Like the idea of a rare or collectible book as a gift, but don’t know where to start? We offer the following gift services:
Simply select the gift wrap option at checkout. You can include any particular requests in the "Comments" section of the order screen.
We currently offer gift certificates via phone (301-589-0789) or email (info at typepunchmatrix.com). Just send us a note if you'd like to obtain one.
We offer the option of including a handwritten card with your chosen message on high quality handmade paper.
All Type Punch Matrix purchases come with the full catalogue description of the item, issued on our company letterhead on specially watermarked paper. This description includes all the details you see online on an individual item’s page (including the information in the “Story” button and the “Object” button), but with the price removed. Your recipient can keep it for full documentation of their rare book.
If you note the purchase as a gift at checkout, we will also ask if you want a paper invoice included in the package (which is our standard practice) — as you may want to waive this if the gift is sent directly to the recipient.
Proper Care and Handling Card
All books sold as gifts will also come with a custom printed card listing the basic rules for storing and handling rare books. If your recipient is new to rare books, this card will provide all the information they need to feel comfortable as that book’s new caretaker.
Please see our Holiday Shipping page for detailed information on deadlines, recommendations, etc.
Please email us (info at typepunchmatrix.com) if your intended recipient has specific interests. We can provide tailored recommendations in all price ranges and all genres, as well as guide you through any practical questions like shipping timelines, storage and presentation, and choosing the right copy for the occasion.