Trade Orders

Orders may be placed via e-mail; postal mail (ism press, P.O. Box 21143, Concord, CA 94521); or phone or fax: both (925) 349-9423.

Retail Discount (trade accounts only)

20% discount on orders of 1-2 books.
30% discount on orders of 3-4 books.
40% discount on orders of 5-19 books.
42% discount on orders of 20-29 books.
43% discount on orders of 30 or more.

College/University Bookstores 

For college or university bookstores that order 5 or more copies resulting from a course adoption, we offer two discount options: 25% discount with the right to return unsold copies (see "Returns Policy" below); or 35% discount with no returns.

Library Discount

20% discount on orders of 1-4 books. $4.00 freight charge
25% discount on orders of 5 or more. $6.00 freight charge

Single Title Order Plan

We accept bookstore orders via the Single Title Order Plan (STOP). We offer a 25% discount for one book, with a $3.00 charge for shipping. Prepayment required.


Payment schedule is net 30 days (within 30 days of your receipt of the books) for trade accounts. Books are shipped cheapest way, FOB San Francisco (bookstore pays shipping cost — no handling charge). For orders of 5 or more copies, please send us your purchase order via e-mail, postal mail, phone or fax) — rather than using our shopping cart — and we'll bill you on a 30-day schedule.

Returns Policy

Bookstores may return unsold copies at any time, and libraries may return books they find unsatisfactory within ten days of their receipt, for a full refund  provided that the books are returned in resaleable condition. For books we receive back in non-resaleable condition, we provide a 50% refund. Books prepared for return shipment should be enclosed in plastic bags (or their original shrink wrapping), cushioned and immobilized using adequate dunnage (not styrofoam chips), and enclosed in a sturdy, tightly sealed carton.

Wholesaler of ism press books

AK Press Distribution distributes three ism press titles: Break Their Haughty Power, Love and Politics, and Take Back Your Power. 

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