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Browse our online bookshop sale until Friday 25 September to find great prices on a range of titles.

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Our bookshop has reopened

The Publishing House sales office and warehouse in Bath has reopened on a part-time basis with reduced staff. You can find key information about our services on this page.


As a consequence of the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic the Society's offices in London are currently closed. A phased reopening is scheduled to start from 10 September. Please see the updates page for the current status.

The Publishing House sales office and warehouse in Bath reopened in July on a part-time basis with reduced staff. Marketing, Production and Editorial Development departments continue to work remotely.

The health and well-being of our colleagues, members and customers is our top priority. We are carefully monitoring the situation and will update this page to keep everyone informed of service delays or announcements.

Please email us with any queries and questions – the majority of staff are working remotely and will attend to your query as soon as possible. Please email your usual contact or use our contact form.

Book orders | Online resources | Information for authors | Non-member subscriptions | Print journals and Geoscientist

Book orders

If you would like to place an order with us, please order via the online bookshop or download and complete an order form from the catalogues page and send it to us by email. Please note that some countries have temporarily suspended acceptance of international mail (Royal Mail website).

In light of increased demand and reduced staffing, we expect to dispatch orders within 10 days of receipt. We kindly request your understanding should unexpected delays occur during order processing, dispatch or delivery.

For more information or queries on any orders the most efficient way to get in touch with us is by emailing You can also bookmark this page, where we will post any service updates.

Online resources

All GSL Special Publications, Memoirs and Engineering Geology Special Publications are available to buy and view digitally on the Lyell Collection. Visit our pay-per-view help page for assistance.

GSL members can view selected book content on the Lyell Collection as part of their membership entitlements.

To find out about free online content and new books, sign up for the Lyell Collection newsletter.

Information for authors

Please see the Lyell Collection for contact information related to journal production or book submission.

Non-member subscriptions

Please see the subscriber resources page for more information.

Print copies of journals and Geoscientist

Geoscientist: August 2020 was not sent to Botswana or Nicaragua. September and October 2020 issues were not sent to Nicaragua. Geoscientist issues can be viewed online.

Journal issues are available to subscribers online on the Lyell Collection

Dispatched in July 2020: Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology (Volume 53, part 2).

Dispatched in August 2020: Petroleum Geoscience (Volume 26, part 3), Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (Volume 20, part 2), Journal of the Geological Society (Volume 177, part 3) and Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology (Volume 53, part 3).

Dispatched in September 2020: Journal of the Geological Society (Volume 177, part 4) and Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (Volume 20, part 3).

Scheduled for September 2020: Journal of the Geological Society (Volume 177, part 5).

Please email us if you have not received a print copy of a journal. In case of non-delivery, please first check that the delivery address is open to receive mail. Please note that some countries have temporarily suspended acceptance of international mail (Royal Mail website). 

Please note that these journals will be online only from 2021: Journal of the Geological Society; Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology; Petroleum Geoscience; Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis

Browsing the bookshop

  • Please use the bookshop search panel to browse the bookshop.
  • Follow the new publications link to browse newly published books, and titles coming soon for forthcoming publications.
  • For gift ideas, try our Geo Gifts selection.
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