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How do I order a Persephone book?

Persephone Books are available by mail order, in our shop or from some other bookshops. You can order books online from each book page. Just browse our books section (with the navigation panel on the left), find a book that you want to buy and click ‘add to basket’ to be taken to our online purchasing area. If you do not wish to buy online please ring us on 020 7242 9292 or write to us at Pesrephone Books 59 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NB.

Is it safe to use my credit card on the internet?

Yes, we are protected by Trustwave. To find out more about secure ordering read the Help page, or if you can’t find an answer to your question please email us.

Can I buy Persephone Books from a bookshop?

Yes, you can ask your bookshop to place an order with us.

Can I buy Persephone Books from abroad?

Yes, you can order securely on the website, email us, telephone 020 7242 9292 or write to us at 59 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NB.

Do you have a catalogue?

Yes, please contact us to ask for one, and for the latest copy of our free magazine the Persephone Biannually. You also can look at the complete list of our books on the website.

How much do Persephone books cost?

£13 each or £33 for three.

How much does it cost to be a Persephone subscriber?

To have one book a month arriving through your (or someone else’s) letterbox every month for 12 months costs £162, or £81 for six months in the UK; in Europe it would be £90 or £180; and in the rest of the world it would be £102 or £204. To order a six or twelve month gift subscription click here.

We do a special offer whereby every single Persephone Book can be delivered to your door in four large boxes by courier. Please contact us for details.

Please telephone if you would like a special offer on a smaller number of books, say twenty, or if you are part of a large reading group.

How much is postage and packing?

In the UK – £2.50 per book or CD.

Europe (including Republic of Ireland) – £4.00 per book or CD.

Airmail to anywhere in the world – £6.00 per book or CD.

Books bought in our shop are £13; books bought from us by mail order are £13 (or three for £33) plus £2.5 postage ie £15.50 each or £40 for three; books bought from other bookshops cost either £13 or £15.

How long will my books take to arrive?

Within the UK your books should arrive within 4 working days – but often they arrive the next day. Of course at busy periods such as November/December they take longer and we ask you to allow a week. No matter how many books you order, we send them out in individual cardboard envelopes that fit a standard letter-box, thereby avoiding the dreaded ‘while you were out’ note from the post office.

Airmail takes four days to Europe and seven days to the rest of world.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept payment by all credit and debit cards and Pay Pal over the phone or on the website. We also accept cheques. To find out more about secure ordering read the help page.

Do you have a wrapping service for presents?

Yes – this costs an extra £2 per book for tissue paper or £3 extra per book for Cambridge Imprint patterned wrapping paper. We wrap each book in whichever paper you choose and tie it with silver ribbon.

A card saying ‘Best Wishes’, ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Thank You’ or a blank card, is included in the price. Please say which card you would like when you order – put this in the ‘message’ box.

The matching bookmark for each book comes tucked under the silver ribbon.

If required, the envelope can also have a ‘Do not open before…’ sticker.

To have a book gift-wrapped, simply tick the box when adding it to your shopping cart.

Do you sell your own book tokens?

Yes, they cost £15.50 for one book including UK postage or £40 for three. We can send book tokens to the recipient with a copy of our catalogue and biannually and a note telling them who has given them the book token.

Cards: ‘Best Wishes’, ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Thank You’ and plain cards are 50 pence each (these are free with a gift-wrapped book). A ribbon and a card costs £1. Our bookmarks and postcards also cost 50 pence each, plus 50 pence postage (for any number of items).

How do I get in touch with Persephone Books?

You can email us, telephone us on 020 7242 9292 or write to the address below.

Persephone Books Ltd
59 Lamb’s Conduit Street
London WC1N 3NB

phone 020 7242 9292

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