Shipping Policy

University Press Books cuurently offers two shipping options, media mail and USPS Priority Mail, both handled by the U.S, Postal Service. Sorry, we"re unable to ship outside the United States at this time.

What's the difference?

Media Mail delivery is more economical but also less predictable. Your books can arrive anywhere between 3 days and 3 weeks after shipment, depending on how busy the Postal Service gets. Use this option whenever it's not all that crucial when you get the book.

Use USPS Priority Mail when you need assurance that the book will arrive within several days.

RatesFirst book/itemEach additional book/item
Media Mail$3.00+$2.00
USPS Priority Mail$10.98+$1.98

Keep in mind that some orders are drop shipped on our behalf from the east coast and the rest come from the west coast. Any shipment that crosses the continent either way takes longer, regardless the shipping method. Severe weather can also delay shipments.

Except for pre-orders, major holidays, and when we or our supplier runs out of stock on a particular book, we almost always ship orders within 3 days.

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UPB open Tuesday through Friday 1PM - 6PM, Saturday Noon - 5pm

2430 Bancroft Way

The store known for serving pure brain food has returned to our old digs for a few months to sell down inventory and bid fare thee well to our decades of in-store customers.

Days and hours subject to change.

Note: This site lists what's available for special order from Ingram Content Group.
Visit our pages at Alibris or Biblio to survey in-store stock priced above $19.95.
Discount applies only to in-store purchases.

Cafe Ohlone

Once hosted by UPB, Cafe Ohlone now serves guests outside the Hearst Museum of Anthropology on the Cal campus.

Savor the foods which characterized east bay cuisine for thousands of years, before European contact. Brought to you by Mak'amham.

For information and to place reservations, see their web page at

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