Island Press books are warehoused and distributed by the Chicago Distribution Center in Chicago, IL.


Customers wishing to order individual books should use this website.

Professors wishing to order an exam or desk copy should consult our educators page.

Individuals and organizations wishing to place a bulk order for resale or giveaway at a discount should email for more information.

Orders within the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawai’i): $6.25 for the first book and $1.75 for each additional book. International shipping takes 5-7 weeks and is $10.00 for the first book and $6.50 for each book in the same order. 

Booksellers and Librarians

Booksellers and librarians should order directly from CDC. To facilitate CDC filling your orders, please provide the following about your account and the books you are ordering.

  • Customer account number if already an established CDC customer or credit card information
  • Any purchase order number
  • Customer phone and fax numbers
  • Customer SAN
  • For each book being ordered: ISBN, title, author, and quantity desired
  • Any special shipping instructions

Contact CDC by phone at (800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada) or (773) 702-7000 (International), by fax at (800) 621-8476 (USA/Canada) or (773) 702-7212 (International), or by email.

Outside the United States

Island Press has distributors and sales reps around the world. To find contact information for someone who covers your territory, please consult our full list of sales representatives.