SUMMER READING SALE! 40% off all books plus free U.S. shipping with discount code SUMMER23-FM from now through June 9!

(Please note that we are not able to accept pre-orders for not-yet-published books on our website for the next several weeks as we make improvements to our shopping cart. Pre-orders are not eligible for the Summer Sale discount.)


Desk & Exam Copies

You can find a large selection of our most popular course titles and request desk and exam copies of them by visiting Ingram Academic Services. Search by ISBN, title, or author, and select “Request Desk Copy” or “Request Exam Copy.”

If you cannot find what you are looking for on the Ingram Academic site, please see below for more information about requesting desk and exam copies directly from Penn Press.

Desk Copies

The Press is happy to provide desk copies of books adopted for courses with enrollments of 10 or more students—just complete our Desk Copies Request Form, and we will reach out to you to complete your request. Please note that there is a limit of three titles per request.

Examination Copies

Please visit our digital exam copy portal, where nearly all of our titles should be available in ebook form. There, instructors may request examination copies of books they wish to consider for course adoption. Up to three ebooks are available simultaneously for this purpose at no cost for a trial period of 60 days.

In the event that ebook versions are unavailable or a print accommodation is needed, complimentary print copies of up to three titles may be requested. Please note, however, that the Press reserves the right to limit the availability of exam copies in print, and we ask that those who receive such copies from us refrain from reselling them, scanning them, or redistributing them to others in any form. Please do not request a physical exam copy unless the title is unavailable in digital format or you need print accommodation.

For requests within the United States, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, please direct print exam copy requests to with the following information:

Your name
Email address
Shipping address
Name of your course
Estimated enrollment
Name of your campus bookstore
Name and ISBN(s) for requested title(s) (limited to 3)

For requests within Canada:

Please visit the Ingram Academic Services website to request a copy online.

For requests outside of the Americas, contact:

Combined Academic Publishers Ltd.
39 East Parade
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1423 526350