Order Books


The University of Virginia Press offers several options for ordering books:


Order by Email
You may send e-mail orders to: vapress@virginia.edu. Please do not send credit card information by email.


Order by Toll-Free Fax or Mail
Please complete and print out the Online Order Form and fax to our toll-free number, 1-877-288-6400.

Or mail your order form to this address:
The University of Virginia Press
Box 400318
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4318


Order by Toll-Free Phone
The Press offers a toll-free number for all orders by phone: 1-800-831-3406.


Order Online
We will soon be adding a new shopping cart service to our web site. Until then, you may order University of Virginia Press books through your favorite online bookseller:



Order Ebooks
UVA Press ebooks are available to consumers and libraries through a variety of vendors and platforms. Customers may purchase ebooks directly through the following channels, as well as through the websites of numerous independent booksellers:

Our ebooks are available to libraries through:


Customer Return Policy
Prior permission is not required to return books. Books purchased from UVa Press may be returned within 14 days of delivery provided they are still in print and in clean and resalable condition.  Invoice information, including our invoice number and date, must be enclosed with the return as well as reason for return.  Without invoice information maximum discount will be applied.

No postage credit will be issued, unless reason for return is due to publisher error.

Returns will be refunded in the form that the original payment was received.

University of Virginia Press
Attn: Warehouse
500 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, Virginia   22903

Unacceptable returns: Books that do not meet the above conditions will be returned at your expense and no credit will be due.  You will be notified of the receipt of the unacceptable title(s) in our warehouse and will have 30 days to arrange at your expense to receive these books back.  At the end of 30 days the unacceptable titles will be disposed of and no credit will be issued.


Order in Europe, UK, Africa, or the Middle East
For your convenience, you are encouraged to place your order with our European distributor:

3 Henrietta Street
Covent Garden
London WC2E 8LU

Customer Services:
Tel: +44(0)1767 604972
Fax:  +44 (0) 1767 601640
Email: eurospan@turpin-distribution.com

Further Information:
Tel +44(0)20 7240 0856
Fax: +44(0)20 7379 0609
Email: info@eurospangroup.com



Order in Canada
Scholarly Book Services
289 Bridgeland Ave., Unit 105
Toronto, Ontario M6A 1Z6
Tel: 800-847-9736
Fax: 800-220-9895


Order in Hawaii, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
East-West Export Books
Roydon Muranaka, Sales Manager c/o The University of Hawaii Press
2840 Kolowalu Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Tel: 808-956-8830
Fax: 808-988-6052


Order a Desk Copy or Examination Copy
A desk copy may be requested if a book has been adopted and an order has been placed or will be forthcoming. To receive a desk copy, please print out and complete the Desk Copy Request Form.

Examination copies of most paperbacks are available to course instructors for a prepaid fee of $7.50 including shipping (see below). To receive an examination copy, please print out and complete the Examination Copy Request Form.

If a paperback copy is not available, a hardback edition may be shipped to you. We ask that you provide a valid Visa or Mastercard number and expiration date. With your shipment you will receive an invoice with a 20% discount, plus postage. You have 60 days to notify us if you wish to adopt the book; you may notify us using the acceptance card included in your shipment. If you decide not to adopt, you may return the book or keep it and pay the invoice. If we receive no instructions after 60 days, we will charge the amount on the invoice to your credit card.


Privacy Policy
Commitment to Privacy. Individuals’ privacy is important to the University of Virginia. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information policy and practices. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available through a link on our homepage. Our privacy and public records obligations are governed solely by applicable Virginia statutes, including, but not limited to, the Virginia Privacy Protection Act of 1976, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, and by any applicable U.S. federal laws. The entire policy can be found at http://www.virginia.edu/copyright.html#privacy.