How to Order

We appreciate the sensory experience of walking into a bookstore—the scent of freshly printed books, the pleasing array of organized shelves, the cheery ‘tink’ of a bell at the front door welcoming us. We encourage you to shop at the many fine retailers who carry our titles.

If you prefer shopping from your desktop, we can take payments on-line with PayPal. Browse our list of titles, fill your virtual cart to your heart’s content, then use the on-line check-out forms, and we will ship your order within three business days.

Or, if you'd rather pay by cheque, please contact our Orders department, and include:

  • Your name
  • Shipping address
  • Phone & fax numbers
  • Title(s) and quantity

We will e-mail you back with the amount due, then ship your order once your cheque arrives. Please note, shipping and handling charges will apply. For bulk orders of three copies or more, please contact our orders department at

Universities and Colleges

Examination copies are available for department heads or professors considering a NeWest Press title for course adoption. Please submit your request for examination copies to, and include the anticipated date of decision. An invoice will be sent after 90 days if we do not receive notice of a course adoption.

Desk copies are available for instructors. We appreciate faxed requests for desk copies written on departmental letterhead, indicating course title and number, enrolment and term. Our fax number is 780-433-3179.

Campus booksellers ordering textbooks are welcome to order directly from the NeWest Press office in Alberta or from our distributor, LitDistCo, in Ontario. Please refer to terms of trade under the Libraries and Retailers section for additional information.

Libraries and Retailers

NeWest Press is located in Alberta. Libraries and independent retailers may order from our Canadian distributor, located in Ontario, or our head office in Edmonton. Shipping charges may differ depending on your geographic location.

Colleges and Universities—Please differentiate trade from textbook orders on your purchase order.

Retailers hosting our authors for readings and signings are encouraged to place orders for event stock as soon as possible. Please indicate “EVENT” on your purchase order.

Our Head Office:

201, 8540 – 109 Street
Edmonton, AB T6G 1E6
Phone:  780-432-9427
Fax:      780-433-3179

Our distributor in Canada:

8300 Lawson Rd.
Milton, ON L9T 0A4
Phone: 800-591-6250
Fax:      800-591-6251

Our distributor in the UK and Europe:

Gazelle Books
White Cross Mills
Lancaster UK LA1 4XS
Phone:  44 (0) 1524 68765
Fax:      44 (0) 1524 63232

Terms of Trade

Discounts (on orders of 5 or more books)
Trade: 40%
Libraries: 40%
Wholesalers: 46%
Standing Orders: 20%

On orders of 10 books or more, the cost of shipping will be split equally between the publisher and bookseller. On orders of less than 10 copies, the shipping will be charged on invoice. This policy applies to orders placed through LitDistCo or directly through NeWest Press.

Books may be returned for credit between three and twelve months after invoice date, provided they are in pristine condition and free of retailer’s stickers. All returns must be properly packaged and sent prepaid to the origin of the sale.
Please note: All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

We appreciate your interest in NeWest titles, and we promise to keep things interesting as the years progress.