FAQ & Shop Policies

Hello! Thanks for checking out Bookish Stickers!


The waterproof stickers and decals are all high quality outdoor grade vinyl, which means they are weather resistant and are well suited for outdoor use on your car, bike, etc. It is crucial that you apply them to a clean, dry, smooth surface. The decals will come with instructions - please read & follow them for a smooth application process.

The non-waterproof stickers are made with high quality sticker paper and laminate, and are ideal for laptops, notebooks, and other smooth surfaces that will stay clean and dry.

The prints are made with high gloss and high quality 9 mil. paper, and are ready to be framed. All ship in a plastic sleeve with chipboard to keep them clean and crisp, and are perfect for gift giving.




Do you take returns, exchanges, or cancellations?


We don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations. All items are inspected for any imperfections before they are sent out, but if you have any type of problem or concern, let us know by emailing bookishstickers@gmail.com and we will do our best to assist you. 
Decal applications can be slow and a little tedious. Please take the time to read the instructions in full before starting the application process. 


Please contact us before leaving less than positive feedback, as we would like the chance to resolve any concerns.


How long does shipping take?


***PLEASE NOTE*** Starting Oct. 1st, the USPS will be implementing new service standards which include a slowdown for mail, so we can all expect longer delivery times. We'll still be sending out orders quickly with a processing time of no more than 1-2 business days of the order being placed. Once orders are in the mail we are at the mercy of the USPS. Thank you in advance for your patience! Once mailed, US orders typically take 7-10 business days (sometimes longer) to arrive.


Are orders tracked?


 There is an option to upgrade to USPS shipping with tracking - larger decals default to that option. Smaller items default to USPS First Class with limited tracking. There is also an option to upgrade to USPS Priority Mail.

What if I put the wrong address?


We ship everything via USPS First Class Mail within two business days of receiving your order. We often ship on the early side of that, so if you need to make a change to your order or shipping address, please do so ASAP by contacting us at bookishstickers@gmail.com. Once your order has been marked shipped, we are unable to make changes.

You are responsible for providing a correct shipping address. Orders shipped to a buyer-provided incorrect address will not be refunded or replaced until the original order is returned by the USPS. Shipping is not refundable if an incorrect address was given.


Are the stickers and decals waterproof?


All vinyl stickers and decals are weatherproof under normal conditions. This doesn't include ice scrapers or snow scrapers. Please avoid putting your decals and stickers in the path of wiper blades and scrapers.
The glossy laminated stickers are not waterproof, but are coated to protect them against daily wear and tear - these are ideal for laptops, binders, and other smooth surfaces that won't get wet. 


Are the decals/stickers permanent?


The vinyl stickers and decals are permanent as long as you want them to be, but able to be 100% removed when you're done with them.

The glossy/not-waterproof stickers will vary depending on the surface they've been placed on.


How do I apply a decal?


***Go slow!*** Your decal is sandwiched between a backing paper and a top transfer tape.

1: Make sure the smooth, non-porous surface is very clean and very dry.

2: Prepare the decal for application by firmly rubbing a squeegee or credit card across the transfer tape (the top layer). This makes the decal cling to the transfer tape.

3: Peel the backing paper off the decal. If the decal clings to the backing, slowly replace the backing and repeat Step 2.

4: Lower the decal onto the surface and rub it in place firmly with a squeegee or credit card.

5: Slowly peel the clear transfer tape off at an angle. Be careful not to pull the decal off the surface. If decal pulls away from the surface repeat Step 4.


 My decal or sticker has air bubbles once applied. What do I do?


Sometimes air bubbles can appear under the decal during placement. If this happens, use your fingers to gently push them towards the edge. I've also found that most usually work their way out on their own after a day or so if left alone, so don't panic if you see any.

The best way to prevent air bubbles is to place one side of the decal/sticker down first and gradually lower the rest of it, smoothing it on to the surface as you go. Think of it as a soft rolling motion, rather than placing the whole thing down at once, which is how air gets trapped inside.

How do I remove a vinyl sticker/decal from my car?

The easiest way to get them off glass is with a flat razor blade. That will clean it off completely without scratching the window/surface. It usually takes a few passes, first to clear off the decal, then another pass or two to remove any residue. Please do this carefully. We are not responsible for any damage you do to yourself or your belongings during the removal of stickers or decals. 

For decals on the painted part of the car or other smooth/non-porous surfaces, you can pull those off with your fingernail and use Goo Gone to take off any leftover residue. For obvious reasons, don't use the razor blade on a painted area, or really anything except glass, since it will scratch up the surface.


How do I remove a non-vinyl sticker?

 If you put them on a smooth surface like a laptop, you'll be able to peel them off and use a little alcohol or Goo Gone to get any extra residue off.

If you put them on a notebook or something less smooth, they will not come off cleanly, so they are best meant for a surface where they can stay forever.