Trade & Libraries

Alban Books distributes books to customers in the UK and Europe. All of our books are warehoused at Marston Book Services, and you will need an account with Marston to receive your books on credit at our standard discounts. If you do not yet have an account with Marston, you can download an account application form here.

Alternatively, you can pay for your order in advance by asking for a proforma invoice. Once payment is received at Marston, the order will be despatched.

Contact details
Marston Book Services
P O Box 269
Abingdon
OX 14 4YN, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 123 546 5500
Fax: +44 (0) 123 546 5555

Account Application Forms

You can download the form to open a credit account at Marston Book Services here. Note that there are different forms for UK and European customers.

UK account application form

Export account application form

You will need Acrobat Reader to open and view the forms. If you don't already have it, get it here.

Trade Customers

Standard discount and terms

All our books stocked at Marston Book Services. If you do not have an account with Marston and would like to open one, you can download an account application form here.

UK: 35% discount, freight free on orders over £50, see-safe

Europe: 35% discount, freight additional, see-safe

Credit terms: net 30 days UK; net 60 days Europe

Pricing

All books are priced in UK sterling.

Marston Book Services does not have the facility to process Euro payments at present.

Sales representation

Would you like a visit from our Sales Representative?

Email sales@albanbooks.com or call the Edinburgh office on 0131 226 2217 to arrange an appointment.

Catalogues

Would you like to receive our catalogues? Go to the Catalogues page to make your selection.

Co-promotions and events

Do you provide stock for community events and conferences? Or do you have joint advertising or promotional opportunities we could share? Please contact our publicity team at sales@albanbooks.com.

Standing Orders

If you are a bookshop interested in establishing a standing order, or have an enquiry about an existing standing order, please contact Marston Book Services' customer service department:

Tel: +44 (0) 123 546 5500
Fax: +44 (0) 123 546 5555

Library customers

Standard discount and terms

Books stocked at Marston Book Services:

UK: 35% discount, freight free on orders over £50, see-safe

Europe: 10% discount, freight additional, see-safe

Credit terms: net 30 days UK; net 60 days Europe

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Where freight is additional, carriage is billed according to calculated freight costs.

Backorders

If a book is not in stock at the time you place your order, we will place it on back-order (unless no back-orders are requested) and despatch it as soon as it becomes available. Back-orders are invoiced at prices in effect at the time of despatch.

Standing Orders

If you are a library interested in establishing a standing order, or have an enquiry about an existing standing order, please contact Marston Book Services' customer service department:

Tel: +44 (0) 123 546 5500
Fax: +44 (0) 123 546 5555

Special Order titles

Most books are stocked for immediate supply from Marston Book Services near Oxford, England.

Specialist and slow-selling titles are not stocked at Marston. These books are flagged as 'Special Order' on the Book Details page of this website. You can check the status of a book by going to the books search page.

Special Orders are referred to Alban Books in Edinburgh for supply to the customer. Delivery is usually 6-8 weeks from receipt of order.