Common Reading FAQ

About Common ReadingCommon Reading Catalog

How do I get more information on PUP’s Common Reading program?

Send all questions, including follow-up requests on FAQs, to

How can I request a review copy?

To receive a print review copy, send an email noting the title and your committee’s approximate decision date along with your name, school, and shipping address. Certain review requests, such as those stemming from a virtual conference, might be fulfilled digitally.

Where can I find supplementary course materials?

Free sample course materials tailored to the needs of a first-year seminar are available for select common-reading titles in our catalog. These include resources such as chapter-by-chapter course formats and discussion guides. Look under the Supplementary Materials tab on each book’s webpage (as in How to Think like Shakespeare.)

Where can I learn about pricing or how to place an order?

PUP offers a generous discount on bulk orders for common reading programs. For pricing on a specific title, or to place a bulk order, you or your bookstore representative may contact Barbara Tonetti, who will facilitate the order with our distributor, Ingram Publisher Services.

How can I provide print copies to a virtual learning cohort?

To accommodate virtual scenarios, PUP has devised innovative strategies for shipping bulk-purchase print books directly to students. Contact Barbara Tonetti for details on this option.

How can I arrange an author visit to my campus?

Many of our authors are available for live or virtual campus visits or workshops; send an email to request further information for your specific event.

Can Princeton print a customized edition?

PUP offers customization options such as adding your school logo to the book cover or inside front page, or binding in a letter from a dean to your first-year class. Quotes are available upon request. All customized editions are non-returnable, and the lead time for printing is 6-8 weeks or longer. Minimum order quantities apply for all customized editions.

Are ebooks available?

All PUP titles are available in ebook format, and many are available as audiobooks. Please check our catalog for ebook and audiobook ISBNs.