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Special Orders

Special Orders and Bulk Sales

Special orders are orders of 5 or more units.  Tiered discounting for bulk sales of MIT Press titles begins at 20 units.  If your organization or department wishes to make a special or bulk order, please contact and include the phrase “special order” in your subject line.  For expedient processing, please include the following information in your order request:

-Book title(s), author(s), and ISBN(s).
-Name of the organization or individual placing the order.
-Whether the order is for a tax-exempt organization or entity.
-Need-by date*.
-Whether the order will be picked up in store, delivered within the Kendall Square/MIT area, or shipped (domestic shipping only).

Prepayment may be required for special or bulk sales.  Depending on the nature of the sale, the books may be nonreturnable. 

*We ask for a minimum of two weeks from receipt of your special or bulk order for processing and delivery of the books to the MIT Press Bookstore.  Additional time may be needed to ship or deliver your books.  We do not guarantee same-day placement of orders received after 1pm.  Orders will not be placed on weekends or holidays.

MIT Press Author Orders

If you are the author of a book published by the MIT Press and wish to place an order for your book, please contact for assistance before placing the order.