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MNHS Press Order Information


Orders, returns, payments, and customer service inquiries should be directed to:

Minnesota Historical Society Press
c/o Chicago Distribution Center
11030 South Langley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: 800-621-2736
Fax: 800-621-8476

Only credit card and orders on account can be taken by phone. Prices, publication dates, titles, and specifications are subject to change without notice. Orders will be filled at prices and on terms in effect on date of shipment. Allow two to four weeks for delivery.


Orders from individuals must be prepaid in U.S. dollars or charged to VISA or MasterCard and must include $5.00 shipping for the first book plus $1.00 for each additional book. Please include 6.875% sales tax for Minnesota residents, 7.275% for Hennepin County residents, 7.775% for Minneapolis residents, 7.625% for St. Paul residents, 7.125% for Anoka, Dakota and Washington county residents, 10.25% for Illinois residents.

Make checks or money orders payable to the Minnesota Historical Society, and include on credit card orders your name, address, zip code, type of charge card, card number, expiration date, signature, and daytime phone number.

Member Discounts: Minnesota Historical Society members receive a 10% discount on nearly all items published by the Press. You must specifically request your member discount to receive it.

Foreign Orders: Shipping charges for all foreign orders is $6.00 for the first book plus $1.00 each additional book. Canadian customers must add 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST). Orders must be prepaid in U.S. dollars. Checks drawn on foreign banks, specify U.S. funds.


Trade Discount Schedule: 45% off of retail price, no minimum

Short Discount (coded "s" following the price): any quantity, 20%.

Net Discount (coded "n" following the price): any quantity, 0%.

Short and net discount titles do not combine with trade titles for trade discount. Prices, titles, and specifications are subject to change without notice. All prices are in U.S. dollars.

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Electronic Orders: EDI; PUBNET at 202-5280.

Terms: Net 30 days from date on invoice. Customers will be billed on account if credit references have been approved. Customers with past due accounts are required to settle unpaid invoices before additional orders will be processed. Opening accounts must prepay first order. Payment in U.S. dollars only.

STOP Orders: STOP orders are accepted with payment in U.S. dollars; discount is 40% for all trade titles, 20% for all short discount titles. Shipping charges are $5.00 for the first book plus $1.00 each additional copy (Canadian and other foreign orders $6.00 plus $1.00 each additional copy).

Returns from Retailers: No permission is required. Overstock copies must be clean and in saleable condition (no pricing residue, bent corners, or shelf-worn covers will be accepted). MNHS Press retains the right of final determination of the saleability of returned books. Returns deemed unsaleable will be returned to the customer at the customer's expense.

Returns will be accepted at 100% of the invoiced price provided the books are in print, in saleable condition, and the original invoice information is included. If invoice information is not included, credit will be given at 45%. OSI or OP titles not returnable 60 days after declaration of status. Returns should be addressed to Returns Dept., Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley, Chicago, IL 60628.


Libraries, schools, and non-profit organizations receive a 10% discount on most items, except net priced products (marked "n" following the price) and microfilm editions.

Schools receive a 20% discount on the Northern Lights textbook.

Orders should be accompanied by a purchase order or on institutional letterhead.


Examination copies will be sent to instructors considering most MNHS Press books for classroom use (with the following exceptions noted below). An invoice will accompany the book. If 10 or more copies are ordered within 90 days, the invoice should be returned to the Order Dept. with notification that an order has been placed. The invoice will then be cancelled and the book may be kept as a desk copy. If not adopted, the book may be purchased at a 20% academic discount or returned without obligation within the 90-day period. Requests should be made on institutional letterhead and should give the course and projected enrollment.

PLEASE NOTE: Examination and desk copy policy does not apply to the Northern Lights textbook Northern Lights textbook or Ojibwe Shoulder Bag Kit. For more information on these products, please contact Suzi Hunn (651-259-3431, suzanne.gran@mnhs.org).


Please contact the Sales Manager (651-259-3204, mary.poggione@mnhs.org) for terms of sale.


Permissions: Rights and permissions requests and inquiries should be directed to Ann Regan, MNHS Press, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906, fax: 651-297-1345, email: ann.regan@mnhs.org.

Out-of-Print Titles: Some out-of-print MNHS Press books are available through the Books on Demand program of University Microfilms International, P.O. Box 1467, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

CIP: MNHS Press participates in the Cataloging-in-Publication program of the Library of Congress.

Acid-Free Paper: The paper used in MNHS Press publications meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information Sciences -- Permanence for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z39.48-1984.

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