Trade Sales

Oxbow Books is a publisher, distributor and bookseller of books on archaeology, the humanities, and the ancient and medieval worlds. The titles which we publish and distribute are available to booksellers on a trade basis. Please note that this does not include all books on our website, nor all the bargain priced books; because we are also a bookseller many of these are only available on a retail basis.

View our monthly release schedule with full Advance Information Sheets

Visit our catalogue page for the latest trade catalogues

Trade Terms:
The standard trade discount is 35%
A scholarly discount (s) of 25% applies to selected publications of the British School at Rome.

All trade orders should be placed with Orca Book Services Ltd.
To set up an account with Orca email

Orca Book Services Limited,
Order Department,
160 Milton Park,
Abingdon, Oxon
OX14 4SB

Fax: 01235 465555


Orca Book Services Limited,
Credit Control Department,
160 Milton Park,
Abingdon, Oxon
OX14 4SD

Authorised Returns:
Orca Book Services Limited,
Unit A3,
Fleets Corner,
Poole, Dorset
BH17 0HL

UK Representation:

Martin Ashworth
Academic & Specialist Sales Manager 

Elisa Rosolin
Oxbow Books Sales Executive

UK Bookshops:
Compass Academic 


Worldwide Representation:

North America & Canada:
Casemate Academic,

Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar:
Peter Prout, Iberian Book Services,

Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark & Iceland:
Angel Eurosales, or 

Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland & France (excluding Paris): 
Dineke Kemper,     

Jean-Marc Evans, Casemate UK, 

Eastern Europe
Marek Lewinson,

Far East (excluding Japan) & South-East Asia:
Chris Ashdown, Publishers International Marketing Ltd,

Italy & Greece:
Flavio Marcello,

Michael Darcy, Brookside Publishing Services,

Middle East:
Claire De Gruchy, Avicenna Partnership Ltd.,

South Africa:
Natasha Store, Blue Weaver,  

Michael Coffey, Peribo Pty Ltd.,

Distribution clients whose titles can be supplied at trade terms:


    American Numismatic Society

    American Research Center in Sofia

    American School of Classical Studies at Athens

    American School of Prehistoric Research

    American Society of Papyrologists

    Ancient Egypt Research Associates

    Antiquity Publications

    Archaeological Institute of America

    Armatura Press


    Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies

    Australian Centre for Egyptology


    Bannerstone Press


    British Academy

    British Institute at Ankara

    British Institute for the Study of Iraq

    British Institute in Eastern Africa

    British Institute of Persian Studies

    British Museum Press (Scholarly Titles Only)

    British School at Athens

    British School at Rome

    Brown University, Dept of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies

    Butrint Foundation

    Cambridge Archaeological Unit

    Cambridge Philological Society

    Canterbury Archaeological Trust

    CB Edizioni

    Celtic Studies Publications


    Concordia University

    Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press

    Cotswold Archaeology

    Council for British Archaeology

    Council for British Research in the Levant

    Czech Institute of Egyptology

    Discussions in Egyptology

    East Anglian Archaeology

    Edinburgh University Department of Archaeology

    Egyptological Seminar of New York

    Ekdotike Athenon

    Eliot Werner Publications

    Etruscan Foundation

    Fine Arts Department of Thailand

    Francis Cairns (Publications)

    Gibb Memorial Trust

    Guy Points


    History West Midlands Books


    INSTAP Academic Press

    Institute for Philosophical Research

    Institute of Classical Archaeology

    International Centre for Albanian Archaeology

    International Monographs in Prehistory

    Israel Antiquities Authority

    Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University

    Journal of Jewish Studies

    Journal of Juristic Papyrology

    Jules William Press

    Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

    Khalili Collections

    Logogram Publishing

    Mary Rose Trust

    McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

    Michigan Classical Press

    Midsea Books

    Milton Keynes Archaeological Reports

    Mimesis International

    Museum of London Archaeology (MoLA)

    Ocarina Books

    On-Site Archaeology

    Onassis Foundation


    Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

    Oxbow Books

    Oxford Archaeology

    Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology

    Oxford University School of Archaeology

    Pierides Foundation

    Pre-Construct Archaeology

    Princeton University Library

    Pro Calima Foundation

    Regatta Press

    Riksantikvarieabetet (National Heritage Board of Sweden)

    San Diego Museum of Man

    Sidestone Press

    Societas Archaeologica Upsaliensis

    Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

    Society of Antiquaries of London

    Spire Books

    SSEA-Benben Publications

    St John's College, Oxford

    St. George's Chapel

    Statens Maritima Museer

    Stone Age Institute Press

    UBI Maior Edizioni

    University College Cork, Ireland

    University of Iceland Press

    University of Leiden

    University Press of New Englad

    Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde

    Wessex Archaeology

    Western Academic & Specialist Press

    Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

    Windgather Press

    Yale Egyptological Seminar

    York University Department of Archaeology