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Books and eBooks

Ordering on our page

Individuals can order our publications securely online via this website. We can accept payment by Visa, Mastercard and Maestro. See frequently asked questions for more information. Please see our terms and conditions of ordering for further details.

Methods of payment

We accept payment by Credit/Debit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Maestro).

Postage and packaging charges

Postage and packing is charged at £3.00 (UK) £4.00 per book (Europe) £8.00 per book (ROW).

Despatch and delivery

Orders will be processed and despatched within 5–7 days. All overseas orders are despatched by airmail. Please allow 14–21 days for all other orders.


If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please return the goods with a covering letter within 14 days. We will replace the goods or give a full refund.

Prices and title information

All prices are currently correct but are subject to change without notice. Equally, information on titles not yet published is provisional and may be altered.

Unavailable items

If the title you have ordered is not in stock or not yet published at the time of your order you will be charged at the time of ordering, we will record a backorder for you and arrange for it to be sent on when it has been received at our warehouse.


For any further ordering queries please contact our sales department on tel: +44 (0)117 954 5956 or email:

Also available

For individual orders

You can find our books at all good bookshops.

You can also order direct from Marston Book Services: 
t: +44 (0) 1235 456 500

Organisations, institutions and companies can be invoiced and receive books on account. We regret this service is not available for personal orders from individuals. We accept payment by cheque (in sterling) payable to Marston Book Services.

Individual eBooks are also available from retailers including: Amazon Kindle, Google Play, Kobo,

Offering access to hundreds of high-quality monographs, Policy Press Scholarship Online is our digital book platform in partnership with Oxford University Press. Find out more about how your library can sign up for a free trial.

For institutional orders

Library Suppliers
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Contact Us

For book orders, contact Georgie Aldridge.

For journals subscriptions, marketing and technical support, contact Heather Gibson.

For Policy Press Scholarship Online subscriptions and support, contact Bahar Muller.