Beacon Press
Independent Publishing Since 1854
24 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210 · Tel: 617.742.2110 · Fax: 617.723.3097
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question about anything relating to Beacon or our books, you're most likely to find an answer to it below.

Ordering Beacon Press Books

Contacting Beacon Press Staff and Authors

Ordering Beacon Press Books

How can I find a particular Beacon book?
Search our online catalog by author, title, or keyword. All Beacon Press titles which are currently in print are listed on our web site. For additional help, email us at

How can I view a copy of your current catalog?
Beacon Press posts its seasonal catalogs on and on Scribd. Trade customers can also view our catalog on Edelweiss.

I live outside the United States. Where can I buy Beacon books?
Beacon Press books are distributed by a number of companies worldwide. Click here to find the distributor in your country.

I'm a bookseller, wholesaler, or supplier. Where can I order books?
Click here for more details.

Do you offer special discounts to organizations or institutions?
Organizations wishing to order more than 12 copies are eligible for special discounts. Please contact us at or 617-948-4399 for more details.

Has the price of the book I am interested in changed?
The prices of Beacon Press are occasionally changed from those you see listed in our catalogs, our fliers, and other promotional items. Our web site is updated weekly and will always list the most current price.

All orders are subject to acceptance and availability and are F.O.B. publisher's shipping point. Orders will be filled at prices and on terms in effect on date of shipment.

Do you offer books in forms accessible to readers with disabilities?
Beacon Press is committed to making its books available to people with disabilities. Currently some of our titles can be found at Bookshare, an organization that provides an extensive on-line library of accessible digital books to people in the United States who provide proof of a disability that significantly impairs reading standard print. Some of our titles are also available from The National Library Service for the Blind. If you can't find the book you need on either of these sites, please send your request via email to or fax your request to 617-742-2290, attn: Rights and Marketing Assistant.

Contacting Beacon Press Staff and Authors

How do I submit my manuscript or book proposal to Beacon Press?
If you would like Beacon Press to consider your work, please send us a letter of inquiry, a proposal, and a current CV. Please note that we are not accepting new poetry or fiction at this time. Please do not send entire manuscripts, and note that we do not accept submissions by e-mail or fax or in person at our offices. Our mailing address is: Beacon Press, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108.

I'm a member of the media. How can I contact your publicity department or request a review copy?
We're happy to send review copies to qualified media. Please fax your request on your company or organization's letterhead to our publicity department, at 617-742-2290. For more information, please visit our media requests page.

I'm a secondary school or college educator. How can I obtain an academic desk or exam copy?
Desk and exam copies are available through our distributor, Random House. Click here for instructions on how to request desk or exam copies. Questions regarding desk and exam copies should be addressed to Beacon Press at

I'm interested in working for Beacon Press. How can I apply?
Please view our list of current job openings.

I have a question about subsidiary rights or permissions. Who should I contact?
Click here for informations about permissions. Click here for information on foreign and domestic rights.

How can I contact the author of a Beacon Press book?
We cannot give out authors' mailing address, e-mail address, or phone numbers, but we can forward correspondence if you address it to: (author's name), c/o Beacon Press, 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108.

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