cover of book Bread Science with hands holding loaf of breadBread Science: The Chemistry and Craft of Making Bread
Bread Science is a practical guide to bread-making that explores both the steps of the process (such as mixing dough, using preferments and sourdough starter, shaping, and baking) and the science behind it. The science is presented in detail but in language suitable for non-scientists. With over 250 photos and drawings, references, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index, Bread Science makes bread-making approachable and fun. This book is a complement to any bread recipe book and a must for the home baker. Read more.

Note: Shipping will be added at checkout. For orders of 6+ books, the shipping may be inaccurate; contact us for an accurate cost, or we will contact you with the correct amount. International shipping is available starting at $26.00. See additional notes below.

cover of book "Somewhere and Nowhere" showing bicycle on road in mountainsSomewhere and Nowhere
When Emily and Mary head west from Cape May, New Jersey, Emily imagines the peace she’ll find bicycling across the open spaces of America. With nothing to do all day but ride her bike, life will be simpler… or will it?

It’s the adventure of Wild, the contemplation of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and the neuroses of Eat, Pray, Love, all on a shoestring budget… and bicycles.

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Temporarily unavailable. Somewhere and Nowhere should be back in print in September!

Shipping Details

US Orders
—All US books include a tracking number, which we can send at your request.
Economy shipping is by USPS media mail for $4. Books can take 6+ weeks to arrive in Hawaii or Alaska, or during December.
Priority shipping for one book costs $8.55 anywhere in the United States.
—Priority shipping for multiple books varies with destination. If the actual shipping is much cheaper than the shipping charged, we will refund the difference.
—We usually ship books within 1 to 2 days.
—We accept checks or money orders (payable to Emily Buehler) mailed to P.O. Box 1285, Hillsborough NC 27278.
Bread Science is available at Kitchen Arts and Letters in New York City and the Craft Shop at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.

Non-US Orders
Economy shipping is USPS first class international for $26.00–29.75, depending on the destination. (Canada is ~$21.25.) The cart will add $29.75. If the actual shipping is cheaper, we will refund the difference. Please contact us if you need to know the exact cost.
—Most economy books arrive within 2 to 3 weeks, except to certain countries (I’m lookin’ at you, Italy and Mexico) and at the holidays.
—The USPS told me that they no longer track first class packages in the United States, but there is a customs number that might be trackable in the destination country. (This number does sometimes work to track on the USPS website.)
Expedited shipping is USPS priority international for $40.85–41.20, depending on the destination. (Canada is ~$29.55.) The cart will add $40.85. If the actual shipping is cheaper, we will refund the difference. Please contact us if you need to know the exact cost.
—Expedited books arrive in 6 to 10 business days, although there is no guarantee. (We’ve only once had an expedited book held up, and it was during the holidays.)
—Expedited books include a tracking number. The USPS website tracks the book to the port where it leaves the United States. After that, you may be able to track the book with your own postal service.
—One or two books fit in an expedited flat-rate box (for no additional charge). The price then increases for each additional book.
—We have never had an international order not arrive, but a few took 6+ weeks, so we wait 8 weeks before considering the book lost.
—We are truly sorry that the international shipping is so high. You can lower shipping costs by buying multiple books and selling them to your friends! In April 2016, 8 books to Sweden with bubble wrap cost $66.50 (we could also fit ten books without bubble wrap), and 14 books with bubble wrap cost $86.95. To Australia, the 8 books (or 10 without bubble wrap) cost $75.95, and the 14 cost $95.95. Let us know if you are interested in current rates for your country.
—The print-on-demand version of Somewhere and Nowhere is distributed through Ingram, and should be available in any online bookstore that uses Ingram’s catalog (so, the shipping might be much cheaper, depending on where it is printed). We’re working on a print-on-demand version of Bread Science in summer 2021 to make it more accessible in non-US countries.