Announcing the second annual Summer Sale

What is summer, really, if not the ideal time to grow your library? We are here to help make this possible. From July 14–July 21, nearly every PUP book purchased through our website will be discounted 50% when the code PUP21 is used at checkout. The offer is valid worldwide and there is no limit on the number of books that can be ordered, though some exclusions apply. Unsure where to get started? Looking for gift ideas? During the sale, we will make available several thematic “shopping guides” to aid in navigating some of our lists. Happy summer and happy summer reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is everything 50% off?   

Almost everything available for purchase through our website is 50% off. Exceptions will be: books published after July 1, 2021; not-yet-published books; and Visualizing Dunhuang: The Lo Archive Photographs of the Mogao and Yulin Caves; Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World; and The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Biography and Portraits of the City.

Can my order include books that are not yet in print?

No, the discount applies only to books published before July 1, 2021.

Does the discount apply to ebooks and audiobooks?

No, while most of our books are available as ebooks, and many are also available as audiobooks, we are unable to sell these formats on our website.

Can my order include books that are not included in the sale?

Yes, you can add non-sale books to your cart and check out with those books in the same order. Please note that those books will be priced at the full retail price.

Can I combine the 50% off discount with other offers?

No, the 50% discount is not combinable with other offers.

Is there a limit to the number of books I can order?

There is no order limit on this offer.

I have placed my order and entered the discount code, but the order total is incorrect.

We suggest deleting the order and trying again. Be sure the code you are using is correct and remember that the discount applies only to in print books, with some exclusions.

Is shipping included in the 50% discount?

Shipping is not included in this offer.

Can I ship my order outside of North America?

Yes, the 50% off sale is available worldwide.

I am shipping a book to the UK or Europe. Must I supply a billing address in the UK or EU?

Yes, for books shipped to the UK or Europe, a UK or European billing address is required.

My order is shipping outside of the United States. Will I be charged any additional fees?

Print book prices quoted exclude taxes and tariffs. If the destination country applies tariffs or taxes on print books, you may be required to pay the VAT or GST amount to the carrier who will advance that import VAT payment to the relevant authorities on your behalf. Any other applicable tariff, duty, taxes or customs clearance charges required by the destination country for importing consumer goods are your responsibility and will be charged to you by your carrier.  

These costs are not determined or levied by Princeton University Press or by our distributors, Ingram Publisher Services and John Wiley. The costs are not negotiable and cannot be waived. Failure to accept those charges may result in non-delivery of your order and additional costs to return.

Shipping costs to European Union countries will include a standard 3.95 Euro charge to cover the cost of export declaration documentation. This is a pass-through cost from the carrier.

My books have not yet arrived. Who should I contact for more information?

Books will ship from one of our warehouses, so please direct any queries about delivery directly to them.

Customers in North America, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand should please contact

Customers in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, and Africa should please contact

The sale ended before I had a chance to make a purchase. Is there a way I can take advantage of the sale after July 21, 2021?

If you attempted to use the 50% discount after the sale ends on June 21, 2021 and received an expiration message, please consider subscribing to our newsletter for special offers and news about our biannual sales. You may subscribe here: