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Bookshop help

The Bookshop FAQs should answer any questions you might have, for any other queries please visit the Society FAQs page.  For further help with the Bookshop, please email the Publishing House.

Geological Society of London members - please see How do I purchase items from the Bookshop with GSL member discount?

For other membership types - please see Which membership organisations receive the "Other societies price"?

Non-members can purchase at List price by using Speedy Checkout. You can also register here and then login (top, right). Your username is your email address and your password must contain upper and lower case letters and be at least 8 characters long. When login is complete click on "Bookshop" in the page header to return to the Bookshop.

Prices are subject to change at short notice due to publisher or supplier increase. If you are ordering from a catalogue please check the online bookshop for the up-to-date price.

Which payment methods are accepted on the online bookshop?

   

What is the delivery charge for my order?


   

Does the purchase of a print copy of the book include access to online content?


   

How can I view and purchase Sale items?


   

Do I have to pay VAT (Value Added Tax)?


   

Why is there no ‘Add to Basket’ option on the title I want to order?


   

I am a Bookseller, how can I get my bookseller discount?


   

How will my order be delivered?


   

How soon will my order be processed and dispatched?


   

I have tried to place an order but the system will not accept my payment details, what should I do?


   

I have not received an order confirmation email, what does this mean?


   

Who do I contact for help with event registration or payment of membership fees?

   

How do I purchase items from the Bookshop with my GSL member discount?

Fellows and student members of the Geological Society of London - please login to MyGSL using your username (the email address registered with the Society) and your password. Click on "Bookshop" in the page header. Add the items required to your basket and then proceed to checkout. 

If you are also a member of one of the organisations listed in the Other societies section below (and the Other societies price is lower than the Fellow's price) please complete an online order form to receive the relevant discount and include all the member types and membership numbers in the Notes field.

Friends of the Geological Society receive a 40% discount off the list price of books in the Geological Society of London Special Publications series. This discount is not available via the online bookshop, please complete the online order form and include "Friend of the Geological Society of London" in the Notes field.

Corporate Patrons do not receive discounts on publications or subscriptions.


Which membership organisations receive the "Other societies price"? 

Members of the membership organisations listed below receive up to 40% discount off the List Price of selected print titles. The discounted price is listed as the "Other societies price" on GSL published titles. GSL publishes the following series: Special Publications, Special Publication Classics, Memoirs, Engineering Geology Special Publications, Geology of, Earth in View, Key Issues in Earth Sciences, Professional Handbooks, Special Reports, Rock-Forming Minerals and GSL Miscellaneous Titles.

AAPG   SEPM
IAVCEI          PESGB
Micropalaeontological Society   Geological Society of America
Yorkshire Geological Society   Royal Astronomical Society
Edinburgh Geological Society   Geological Society of Glasgow
European Federation of Geologists   Geological Society of Japan
Geological Association of Canada    
  • AAPG members also receive the "Other societies price" on AAPG published titles.
  • IAVCEI members also receive the "Other societies price" on product codes IAV001, IAV002 and IAV003.
  • Micropalaeontological Society members also receive the "Other societies price" on product codes TMS001 to TMS007.
  • Geological Society of America members also receive the Fellow's price on GSA published titles.

Geologists' Association (UK) members receive the Fellow's price on GA Guides only.

To place an order please complete the online order form. Please provide all the relevant membership types and membership numbers in the Notes field. We will review your order and confirm stock availability and the order total including postage. The email reply will include a link to pay securely online by Visa, MasterCard or AmEx. 

Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland members receive discounts on the GSL Rock-Forming Minerals series only - please contact the sales department for an order form. 


Which payment methods are accepted on the online bookshop?

We accept Visa, MasterCard or AmEx online. Cards are debited as soon as the order is placed. Payments are debited in GBP (pounds sterling) and converted to local currency by the card company/bank. A confirmation email will be sent as soon as the order is completed. Card payments are processed securely via JudoPay.

Please note: No further items can be added to the order and the delivery method cannot be changed after checkout has been completed.

We accept GBP cheques or account transfers for offline payments. Please complete the order form on the catalogues page. (Please note that Sale titles must be ordered and paid for on the online bookshop within the sale dates). 


What is the delivery charge for my order?

  • UK delivery: +5% of order total (minimum £4.50)
  • EU and Europe: +15% of order total (minimum £9.00).
  • Rest of World: +15% of order total (minimum £13.50).

Standard overseas postage is by surface mail. Airparcel or DHL delivery rates are available at checkout step 2. 

Recipient pays all applicable duties, customs fees and taxes.


I have not received an order confirmation email, what does this mean?

First, please check your spam/junk mail folder in case the message has been diverted. If it is not there please email us with the order details to clarify. 


I have tried to place an order but the system will not accept my payment details, what should I do?

If your payment is by Visa, MasterCard or AmEx please check that all the card details on the payment screen are correct. Cards can be refused authorisation for several reasons - insufficient funds, a block on foreign or charity transactions or recent suspicious activity on the account. Please contact the card issuer to check if there is a problem.

Please contact us before placing your order again to ensure it is not duplicated.


Do I have to pay VAT (Value Added Tax)?

VAT on books in the UK is 0%. The standard UK rate of VAT (20%) will be added automatically to UK orders on DVD, Video, CD-Rom, stationery (calendars and Rite in the Rain products) and rolled maps and charts. Once your delivery address is confirmed at checkout the appropriate VAT will be charged. 

Customs and tax procedures for orders sent to the European Union: Items sent outside the UK are not charged VAT in the UK. Any taxes and duties will be collected by the in-country Royal Mail delivery partner (for standard mail) or the relevant courier prior to delivery via tax collection schemes in the receiving country. EU VAT registered companies and institutions - please enter your VAT number in the relevant field during checkout. Please also include your EORI number in the delivery address.

The Society VAT number is GB 877 0147 09. 


How soon will my order be processed and dispatched?

Orders are usually processed and dispatched within 2 weeks. During busy periods (e.g. an online sale) please allow up to 4 weeks for dispatch.

Orders are dispatched in the order that they are received. A notification email will be sent as soon as the order is dispatched from our warehouse.

Please note: The sales office and warehouse are closed from 24th December to 1st January inclusive. 


How will my order be delivered?

UK delivery is by Royal Mail or ParcelForce. Delivery times: please allow 2 to 7 working days from receipt of the notification of dispatch email. If you require delivery by a specific date please call us to place your order.

Overseas parcels are collected from us by Royal Mail and then go into your local mail service (unless Airparcel or DHL has been selected at checkout). At checkout step 2 use the postage method drop down to view the options and prices for your parcel. Delivery times (from the date of the notification of dispatch email): Standard surface mail can take 3 to 12 weeks for delivery. Airparcel can take up to 15 working days and DHL up to 10 working days. Delivery times can be affected by customs clearance. Customs fees and local taxes may be charged to the recipient before delivery can be made.

A receipt will be sent with your order – it will be inside the parcel or in a “Documents Enclosed” envelope on the outside.


Does the purchase of a print copy of the book include access to online content?

The purchase of a print or DVD/CD version of a book does not include access to the online content. All items listed on the online bookshop are physical products (e.g. hardback or paperback books, rolled or folded maps, CDs and DVDs) that will be dispatched from our Bath warehouse. 

Pay-per-view content purchased on the Lyell Collection site does not include a printed copy of the book/journal issue/article.


I am a Bookseller, how can I get my bookseller discount?

Please email your order to us as it cannot be processed through the online bookshop. The trade discount is 10% and normal postage rates apply. If you pay online the full amount will be charged as payment is immediate (the difference will not be refunded).

Trade discount does not apply to Sale titles or titles distributed by GSL for other publishers. Please order Mineralogical Society, Wiley-Blackwell, Dunedin Academic Press, British Geological Survey, Collins Press, Worple Press, Granta, Cambridge University Press, EAGE, ICE, Rite in the Rain or Whittles publications direct from the relevant publisher. 


How can I view and purchase Sale items?

Online sales are run throughout the year and items can be viewed in the online bookshop during the sale. Sale titles must be ordered and paid for online within the sale dates to obtain the reduced price. You do not have to be a GSL member or register on the site to purchase items at the sale rate. Sign up to our bookshop newsletter to be kept informed of upcoming sales.


Why is there no ‘Add to Basket’ option on the title I want to order?

Products with no ‘Add to Basket’ button are unavailable for one of the following reasons which will be visible in the product listing:

  • Not Yet Published – The title will be available to buy as soon as we receive stocks into our warehouse. Please note that the Publication Date on the listing is an estimate.
  • Out of Stock – The title is on order from the publisher or reprinting. If you require an out of stock item please email the sales department with the details and we will try to provide a date for availability.
  • Out of Print – The title is no longer available. If an alternative edition is available there will be a link in the product description. We do not hold stocks of out of print titles - please try a second-hand bookseller for a print copy. For GSL titles you may be able to view content of the title electronically via the Lyell Collection.
  • We no longer distribute this title – please contact the publisher direct to place an order.

Who do I contact for assistance with event registration or payment of membership fees?

Conference office email: conferences@geolsoc.org.uk

Membership office email: membership@geolsoc.org.uk