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how to order from us


If you're happy ordering online, just visit our online shop. You'll find all our books, booklets, and posters on sale there.

Alternatively, email us letting us know what you would like, together with a shipping address (and phone number if you're outside the UK). If you're a new customer we'll send you an invoice detailing your purchase, shipping charges, and payment options; if we know you we'll send the books with an invoice. You can pay by sterling cheque, by direct bank transfer, or by credit card - you'll find all the options detailed on the invoice we send. If you choose to pay by credit card we'll send an email with a link to Square where you can quickly and securely pay with your credit card. We can also take credit card payments over the phone - our phone number will be on the invoice. (We prefer NOT to use PayPal because the fees are too high.) If you wish to pay with a cheque that is not drawn in pounds, please let us know and we will resubmit the invoice in your currency; please note however that we will need to add 10 to the amount due, which is what our bank charges us.

Shipping is additional unless otherwise stated; we'll send your books by the cheapest reliable means in the UK, and by air mail abroad at the printed papers rate where economical and otherwise by a shipping service, unless you tell us otherwise. When appropriate we use a service requiring a signature. If you're outside the UK you will be responsible for paying any local taxes etc., but we always mark parcels as 'books' and/or with the appropriate tariff code for books where required.

Prices published on this website and our shop take precedence over estimated prices on printed prospectuses and announcements: planning and producing a book is a variable affair so please check before ordering.

Book dealer discount is a quarter unless otherwise indicated. Books are zero-rated for VAT.

Measurements for books and posters give the height first.

why not become a Subscriber of the Press?


By committing to take one copy of each of our new publications you receive a 15% discount on the price and 15% on past publications. There is no commitment to pay before publication, and you will also receive the occasional ephemeral item. These items have included
  • a copy of Cold Comfort Library
  • a copy of An Italian Dream
  • a copy of Three Pieces
  • a broadside with the pochoired frontispiece from the Press's very successful Venice Visited accompanying a quotation from John Ruskin's The Stones of Venice printed in 18pt Caslon (copies are available for purchase - see our Posters listing)
  • a 16pp booklet featuring an essay by philosopher Ted Honderich, Does the book have a future?, hand-set in 14pt Fournier, printed on a hand-made paper and wrapped in blue Richard de Bas hand-made paper
  • a set of tanka by James Kirkup entitled On receiving a mysterious large parcel from The Old School Press, hand-set in 14pt Fournier and printed on fine papers
  • De tranquillitate animi, printed in hand-set Hunt Roman on a T. Edmonds paper
  • Colour in the Home, words of wisdom by William Morris, printed in hand-set 14pt Fournier on a Magnani laid paper.

If the idea interests you, just get in touch.


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