Customer Support Ruling

Atlas – Media Mail

UPDATED June 2014

PS-236 (273.3.1)

This CSR discusses the eligibility of maps in books at Media Mail prices.

Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) 273.3.1* provides that books, including books issued to supplement other books, of at least eight printed pages, consisting wholly of reading matter or scholarly bibliography, or reading matter with incidental blank spaces for notations and containing no advertising matter other than incidental announcements of books, may be mailed at Media Mail prices.

Maps printed on pages of books are considered for postal purposes to be reading matter.  Thus, a book that is devoted to maps and which has at least eight printed pages and contains no advertising matter, could qualify to be mailed at Media Mail prices.

*See also DMM 173.4.

Sherry Suggs


Mailing Standards

Headquarters, US Postal Service

Washington DC  20260-3436