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ABC trades with hundreds of customers worldwide: libraries, booksellers and individual book buyers, in countries throughout the world.

ABC is a single source of supply for 100+ African publishers. Centralised billing and shipping is from the UK or US.

Titles are all available for immediate supply: they are permanently in stock through Print-on-Demand, or immediately available through a UK wholesaler.

Orders Worldwide

African Books Collective Ltd
PO Box 721
Oxford OX1 9EN

Online Ordering

For orders using our website payment is processed by PayPal. To change region please use the "Change Currency" selector directly below the book's price.

Prices advertised are subject to change without notice.

eBooks and Electronic Content

African Books Collective, as well as print editions, also distributes electronic content on behalf of publishers.

eBooks in ePub format are available worldwide from a huge variety of retailers priced at $9.99/£6.99.

Libraries can order ABC distributed content for their collections through either Ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBSCO, ebooks Library (EBL), or Project MUSE.

Adobe Digital Editions are available from numerous ebook retailers online. We recommend Foyles, Kobo Books, and Kalahari. Simply search for the title you are interested in to find it on any online retailer.



  • UK: £3.00 + 50p each additional book
  • Europe: £6.00 + 50p each additional book
  • Australia & New Zealand: £4.00 +50p each additional book
  • North America: $6.00 + $1.00 each additional book
  • RoW: Airmail, £9 + 50p each additional book

Premium Trackable Shipping (UK/Europe only) 

  • UK: £5.25 + 50p each additional book
  • Europe: £11.00 + 50p each additional book
  • North America (Two-day): $12.00 + $1.00
  • North America (Overnight): $13.00 + $2.00 each additional book

Africa orders are supplied trackable only. Charged at cost which can be supplied on request.

See under Non-arrival of books below. Unless trackable shipping is requested and paid for, ABC cannot be responsible for non-receipt of books.

Delivery Times

UK & Australia: 3-5 days
New Zealand: 5-8 days


Rest of the World 8-15 days

Surface mail: 

Western Europe 7-12 days
Eastern Europe 12-17 days
North America (UPS Ground) 5-8 days
RoW 12-23 days

Returns Policy

All books are supplied on firm account, unless special sale-or-return has been agreed in advance. Full credit (including credit for return postage) will be given for defective copies/damaged copies supplied (unless a replacement is requested), wrong titles shipped or over-supplied.

Requests for returns will be considered in exceptional circumstances, and is at the discretion of ABC. No returns can be accepted for orders which have been pre-paid or invoiced on a pro-forma basis.

Returns will be not be accepted unless duly authorised, and original invoice number and date supplied are quoted on return authorisation requests. Return requests must be received within 90 days in the UK and Europe and 120 days elsewhere, from invoice date.

Books approved for return will only be accepted if they are in mint/saleable condition, unless originally received in damaged condition as set out above.

Non-arrival of books

In the unusual event that books do not arrive, please contact ABC as soon as possible and within 2 month time limit, and we will investigate. Customers can request trackable shipping to be charged. ABC is unable to provide refunds for non-arrival of books if tracking shipping is not requested and paid.

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