Bookstore policies


EPI shipping and handling policy

* EPI ships via UPS Ground shipping service within the United States. International shipments are handled by UPS International service.
* Please note that UPS does not deliver to P.O boxes.
* International shipping rates vary depending on country of shipment. Contact our Publications Department at or (202) 331-5510 to inquire about international shipping options and rates.
* Please allow 5–7 business days for delivery of your order. We can arrange for faster delivery by using expedited shipping services at the buyer’s request. Contact EPI’s publications department for alternative shipping arrangements.
* For all order inquiries, please call (202) 331-5510 or email us at

EPI payment policy

* EPI requires prepayment for all orders.
* EPI accepts Visa and MasterCard.
* Checks and money orders are accepted; cash is accepted only for walk-in sales.
* EPI reserves the right to change prices without prior notice.
* A 20% discount is extended to repeat institutional buyers (libraries and bookstores only) when more than one copy of a publication is purchased.

Exam/class adoption copy policy

For examination copies of books to be considered for college-level courses, please submit requests on letterhead to:

Economic Policy Institute
Publications Department
Attn: Exam/Class Adoption Copy Request
1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

Please include in your letter information about the course title and estimated number of students enrolled in the course.

An examination copy is free, excluding shipping and handling charges.

EPI accepts credit cards (Visa and MasterCard), checks, and money orders. For more information, email us at or call at 202-775-8810.


Requesting a review copy

If you are interested in reviewing EPI publications for your journal, magazine, newspaper, or newsletter, please send your written request on your publication’s letterhead to:

Economic Policy Institute
Publications Department
Attn: Book Review Copies
1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

Or email

We would be grateful if you considered providing us with two copies of any book reviews or publication notices you may publish.

Returns policy

You may return your order within sixty (60) days of purchase in its original condition. The full refund will only be given for publications in saleable condition. Customers are responsible for shipping charges, unless the return is a result of our error.

Please include in your return package a copy of the invoice or a packing slip and indicate the reason for your return on the back of the invoice/slip. All returns should be shipped to the following address:

Economic Policy Institute
Publications Department/Returns
1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005