Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out more about a book?

If you know the author and/or title, or even part of the title, we suggest you start with the search page on the top right of this page. From there you can also browse our books by subject and series. Clicking on the title of a book will take you to that book’s main page. There you will find the jacket, reviews, author bios, as well as book descriptions and bibliographic data. When available, there will also be access to the table of contents, a sample chapter, related links, and other enhanced pages about the book.

How can I purchase a Bucknell University Press book?
To shop the Bucknell University Press website, choose a book using our advance search feature (by subject, title, author, series, etc) to find the book you want. Add the book to your shopping cart for online checkout. Bucknell University Press books are also available from your local bookseller.

Are my books shipped all at one time?
Books appear on our website for purchase up to 9 months before publication. They may be preordered at that point, however your credit card will not be charged until they are shipped. On occasion, books are shipped from alternate warehouses and may arrive separately.

What is the Chicago Distribution Center?
Chicago Distribution Center, an affiliate of University of Chicago Press, was formed to provide cost-effective services for not-for-profit publishers. For more information about CDC, including complete contact information, ordering procedures, and how to become a CDC client, visit:

I am a retailer, how can I purchase books if I don’t have an account?
You may order books directly from Bucknell University Press by opening an account with our fulfillment company, Chicago Distribution Center

I am an organization and wish to purchase books for my membership, who should I contact?
Bucknell University Press offers organizations competitive pricing based on quantity ordered. Please call Jeremy Grainger at 848-448-7781 or for more information.

Will you share my email address or fill my email inbox with spam?
We will never spam you or share your email address without your permission.

How can I get a catalog?
You can download a PDF of the latest Bucknell University Press catalog on our homepage or email to request a copy.

Does Bucknell University Press attend conferences and trade shows? Which ones?
Bucknell University Press regularly attends academic conferences, library conferences, and bookseller trade shows with a books and journals display. To view the list of upcoming conferences you will find us at this year, click here. In addition to these, Bucknell University Press books are sent to dozens of additional, more specialized academic and trade conferences with the help of coop conference partners.

I am a college professor. How can I request a desk or exam copy of a Bucknell University Press book?
Please complete the form for exam copies or desk copies.

I am a journalist or book reviewer. How can I request a review copy of a Bucknell University Press book?
Please complete the form for review copies.

How do I submit a manuscript for consideration?
Prospective book authors should visit Manuscript Submissions for our guidelines.

Where can I find information on photocopying or reprinting material from a Bucknell University Press book?
For rights and permission requests, click here.

How do I contact a member of the Bucknell University Press staff?

The Bucknell University Press staff listing may be found here.