Delivery and postage and packaging

Your books will normally be dispatched 24 hours after we receive your order. We aim to deliver all orders as quickly as possible by Royal Mail, but please allow 3-5 working days for delivery within the UK. If you need your books urgently, please contact us and we will do our very best to help.

Advance orders

If the book you require is not in stock or has not yet been published, in most cases you will be able to pre-order a copy by all of the usual ordering methods.  We will give you an estimated delivery date and as soon as the books come back into stock we will dispatch your copy.  If you choose to pay by card for your pre-order, payment will be taken at the time of ordering.

Postage and packaging charges

For orders of more than £100 we offer a free delivery service.  For all other orders our delivery charges are as follows. 

Order value        UK p&p rate       Europe     Zones 1+2

Up to £9.99     £1.75               £2.50   £3.50

£10 to £19.99  £2.75               £5        £9

£20 to £29.99  £3.75               £7        £12

£30 to £49.99  £5.50               £10      £18

£50 to £99.99  £6.75               £14      £22

Over £100       FREE                N/A*    N/A*Overseas delivery

Delivery times for overseas orders depend on your final destination.

Generally delivery to Europe will average at 4-7 days, and 5-9 days for the rest of the world.

Overseas orders

  • If you are ordering from outside the UK you can place an order online, by email, phone or post.
  • Please email cs@dsc.org.uk if you would like to receive an invoice for your purchase.
  • Payment must be made and processed before we are able to dispatch your books.
  • We accept payment made by any of the following methods:

Credit or debit card

Sterling cheque drawn on UK bank,

Sterling bank draft drawn on UK bank

Cheque payable to ‘Directory of Social Change’

Overseas delivery

Delivery times for overseas orders depend on your final destination.

Generally delivery to Europe will average at 4-7 days, and 5-9 days for the rest of the world.