Are you an author, customer or from the media? Please see below for more information.

Ordering information

The contact person at LUP for orders is: Suzanne Schram,
All titles are available in the UK and Europe through NBN International,  and in the US and Canada through the University of Chicago Press.

There are several ways to order our publications:

  • Online

    You can order directly via this website. All available titles have a button ‘Add to cart’. By clicking this button, the title will be added in your shopping cart. You can then continue shopping or go directly to the payment section. At the right you can always see how many articles you have placed in your shopping cart.

    After confirming the order it will be processed within 5 days. An invoice will be emailed separately by the financial department of Leiden University. Payment is possible by credit card, iDeal and bank transfer.

  • Through book stores and on-line vendors

    All our titles are available through your local book store and on-line vendors. If a title is not available in stock locally, your bookseller will be glad to order it on your behalf.

  • Prices

    All prices are VAT included unless stated otherwise. Orders made directly to LUP will be charged in Euro’s. Your credit card receipt may show the equivalent of the Euro price in local currency.

  • Postage and handling

    Postage and handling charges are not included. Charges depend on the number of copies and the delivery address.

  • Delivery time

    Leiden University Press aims at the following delivery times
    For the Netherlands: 3 to 5 working days
    For EU: 1 to 2 weeks
    For other countries: 2 to 3 weeks

  • Return & Refund Policy

    We will grant you 14 days to judge if your purchase is satisfactory. Within this period you can return the product. If you are not at all satisfied with the product then please return it to us in the original packing and unused. We will refund your money including the original delivery costs within 14 days. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item.

  • Booksellers & Libraries

    Booksellers can order via our international distribution partners. Booksellers can also place an order directly with us via our website, by post or e-mail. Please contact us for more information concerning our conditions.

    Libraries may order through wholesalers or directly from Leiden University Press.

    You can browse our new titles catalogue online: LUP Catalogue 2020

  • International distribution

    Distribution in the Netherlands and Belgium
    CB Logistics:
    P.O. Box 125
    4100 AC Culemborg, the Netherlands
    +31 345 475 911

    Distribution in Europe and the United Kingdom
    NBN International Ltd:
    10 Thornbury Rd.
    Plymouth, PL6 7PP, United Kingdom
    +44 1752 202301

    Distribution and marketing in the USA and Canada:
    The University of Chicago Press:
    1427 East 60th Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    +1 773 702 7000

    Clients throughout the rest of the world
    can order via this website

    E-book distribution

    LUP Open Access books
    Leiden Repository:

  • Inspection & desk copies

    Leiden University Press is pleased to offer complimentary desk and inspection copies to teaching staff. You can order a desk or inspection copy of all our titles. You will receive an invoice along with the copy. If you assign the book to your students and order at least twenty copies, LUP will reimburse you for your copy. if you decide not to use the book for course adoption you can send it back, or pay the invoice.

    For more information on ordering an inspection or desk copy you can contact Suzanne Schram,