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how to order from us


Just email us letting us know what you would like. 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 are in the UK and you choose to pay by credit card we'll send an email with a link to iZettle where you can quickly and easily pay with your credit card.

If you are outside the UK we can accept payment by PayPal using either a PayPal account or a credit card. (If you would like to be invoiced in a currency other than sterling or pay by cheque in another currency just let us know and we can provide prices in your currency.)

Shipping is additional (unless otherwise stated) and charged at cost; we'll send your books by the cheapest reliable means in the UK, and by air mail abroad at the printed papers rate where possible 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.

Our prices are now only given in pounds sterling. We regret having to do this but recent exchange rate volatility has meant that prices previously quoted in other currencies have proved unfair to you or to us, sometimes depending on the day of the week!

Prices published on this website 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 on one or two copies, a third on three or more, 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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