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If you do not wish to pay by credit/debit card, please contact Archaeopress for further information: info@archaeopress.com.

COVID / BREXIT updates:

Publishing: Our publishing schedule proceeds as normal without significant interruptions; our team continue to work as usual, albeit in various locations. Our printing and fulfilment partners are all open and functioning at this time with some services being slower than in normal times.

Shipping delays: We are very sorry to say that our distributor is currently experiencing a severe backlog due to COVID causing frequent staff absences. Currently orders are expected to take in the region of 14 days to ship from their warehouse. This delay is anticipated to shrink as the backlog is cleared. We are very sorry for this slow service. If you have a question about an order awaiting delivery, or needed delivery by a specific date, please get in touch and we will advise as best we can: info@archaeopress.com.

EU customers: Website orders destined for EU addresses are now likely to be subject to import VAT and customs clearance charges. If you have any queries on this point please contact us and we will do our best to advise: info@archaeopress.com. We are actively working to be able to ship orders from within the EU, but at this time the majority of orders will continue to ship from the UK.

Ordering Online

All prices quoted are in UK Pounds sterling.

Printed Book Purchases:
Private customers purchasing print editions via the Archaeopress website will receive a complimentary eBook edition of the same volume (if available in e-formats). This will be available to download immediately upon completion of your purchase.

Please note: orders may be dispatched by our distributor, Marston Book Services Ltd. Your package may include a 'Pre-Paid' invoice from Marston showing a value 'To Pay' matching your online order. This is not a request for additional payment, the paperwork is purely for logistical purposes and can be discarded.

Shipping charges and information:
Web orders are passed securely to our distributor, Marston Book Services, and typically despatch within 72 hours of their receiving the order.
Marston Book Services will pack the order with paperwork marked as ‘Pre-paid to the publisher’. This invoice is not a request for further payment; the paperwork is purely for logistical purposes.
Carrier services are selected by Marston Book Services, dependent on order weight and location. Typical shipping methods quoted below are correct at time of writing but may vary and are subject to change without notice.
All prices subject to change.

UK Orders - typically sent via Yodel:
1-6 books: £3.50
7-12 books: £7
13-18 books: £10.50
19+ books: 10% of order value

European Union Orders - typically sent via DHL International Economy:
Brexit: Since the UK left the European Union, imports from the UK to EU countries are subject to import VAT. The customer may be contacted by a courier agent prior to delivery to request payment of any applicable VAT and customs clearance charges. VAT will be calculated at the local rate for book sales at the destination address. Customs clearance charges will vary by courier and destination. The customer will be liable for all import charges payable to the courier. Please note, Archaeopress is unable to advise the exact value of these charges in advance.
Archaeopress is working to provide a delivery service to EU customers that will make this process more straightforward and transparent in the future.
Please contact info@archaeopress.com prior to placing an order if you have any queries relating to the new Brexit rules.
1-2 books: £16
3-4 books: £25
5-6 books: £34
7-8 books: £42
9-10 books: £50
10-15 books: £65
16+ books: 15% of order value

Rest of World Orders - typically sent via Priority Airmail: 
Note: This is not a traceable service; if a traceable courier service is required, please contact info@archaeopress.com to make enquiries before placing an order.
1-2 books: £16
3-4 books: £25
5-6 books: £34
7-8 books: £42
9-10 books: £50
10-15 books: £65
16+ books: 15% of order value


The ongoing impact of COVID, compounded throughout the early part of 2021 as shipping firms adapted to new export rules following Brexit, continues to cause considerable delay to international shipments. Packages are safely reaching their destination, however delivery times, especially for shipments sent via Airmail, continue to be unpredictable and are typically far longer than in normal times. We sincerely thank you for your patience while you await your order. If you do have any concerns, please contact info@archaeopress.com.

eBook Purchases:
eBook purchases are available to download immediately upon completion of your purchase. At this time there is no way to re-download after this time (we are actively developing the website so that this will be possible in future); should you find yourself unable to download at point of purchase or to have accidentally deleted the file please contact us with your receipt and we will provide a new link to download the eBook.

Cancellations and Refunds:
If you wish to cancel an order please let us know as soon as possible. If we have already dispatched your order, you may return it at your own expense and we shall refund the cost of the books. Please contact us before returning any books.

Damaged or faulty books may be returned for a replacement copy (when available) or a refund. We will refund any postage charges you incur in returning a damaged book to us. Please contact us before returning any book.

Online payments:
Payment details are encrypted and taken securely through our payment provider SagePay.

Full terms and conditions can be viewed here

Library/Trade Customers: Ordering on Account

Library and Institutional customers looking to open an account to order on 30-day terms should contact info@archaeopress.com. Account orders will be invoiced and fulfilled by our international distributor, Marston Book Services Ltd.

Detailed ordering information for bookshops, library agents and all other trade customers available here