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Ordering on our website

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

Customers in Australia should order from New South Books.

If you want to find out more about ordering eBooks from our website, please see our eBooks page. If you are having problems with an eBook from our website, see our Adobe Digital Editions FAQ.

Methods of payment

We accept payment by Credit/Debit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express). Unfortunately, we cannot accept Maestro cards that don't have a CVC and expiration date. 

Postage and packaging charges

UK: £3.00 (5 - 7 working days delivery);
Europe (including Ireland): £6.00 (14 - 21 working days delivery);
US Domestic: Standard $3.99 (3-5 days)
Expedited $8.99 (2-3 days)
International (Latin America and Canada, 10-20 days):
International Mail $6.99 (non-trackable)
Courier Express $10.99 (trackable )
Rest of World: £12.00 (14 - 21 working days delivery).
Please note, some of our titles are print-on-demand so will also have a print lead time.  If you would like to check before ordering, please email bup-sales@bristol.ac.uk

Despatch and delivery

Orders will be processed and despatched within 5–7 working days. All overseas orders are despatched by airmail. Please allow 14–21 working days for all other orders. Due to the current COVID-19 measures, some couriers are taking a little longer than usual to deliver, so delivery may be a couple of working days longer than advertised.

Bulk orders

If you are an institution with a campus bookseller, we recommend contacting them in the first instance.

For any other bulk orders, please contact bup-sales@bristol.ac.uk.


If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please email bup-sales@bristol.ac.uk to receive instructions on how to return the goods.

Unfortunately we cannot cover the postage cost of returns or refund the delivery costs for an order unless the order is incorrect or damaged.

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.

Contact Us

If you have problems or queries with your order, please email pp-sales@bristol.ac.uk.

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