How to Order
Thames & Hudson encourages you to support your local bookseller.
Our titles are available worldwide from bookstores, museum shops and online booksellers.
Thames & Hudson's distribution is handled by
Littlehampton Book Services (LBS Ltd)
Faraday Close, Durrington
Worthing, West Sussex
Postal correspondence should be sent to:
LBS Mail Order Dept.
PO Box 4264,
Worthing, West Sussex
T: +44(0) 1903 828503
F: +44(0) 1903 828623
For Trade Customer Services please telephone +44(0) 1903 828501
If you live in Australia or Southeast Asia, you may wish to contact our local office. In Australia please email firstname.lastname@example.org; in Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries email@example.com. For full contact addresses see Subsidiaries. For orders within the USA please use our USA website.
We accept most major credit/debit cards via our payment provider, Secure Trading. However, we are unable at present to accept Solo, Electron or Diners cards.
Your payment may be made by telephone to Mailorders at LBS Ltd +44(0) 1903 828503. Please have your credit card details ready when you telephone. Payment may also be made by fax to +44(0) 1903 828623
This site uses SecureTrading, an independent payment service provider, to process credit and debit card payments. All sensitive payment card information is encrypted using e-payment software and is sent to the bank for instant authorisation via the SecureTrading network of payment gateways. Transactions normally take a few seconds to be processed. For more information about SecureTrading please visit their website at www.securetrading.com or call 0800 028 9151.
Terms and Conditions of Sale
VAT (Value Added Tax), is charged on most goods and services in the UK and throughout the EEC.
In the UK, VAT on books is currently zero rated. VAT is however currently applicable in the UK on some items, such as CD’s, calendars and diaries, at the standard rate.
If you purchase a book and an item such as a CD on one order, VAT will be applied only to the item for which VAT is liable. The post and packing cost on such an order will also be liable for VAT, currently at the standard rate.
For customers ordering from within the EEC we are currently required by law to collect VAT on your order at the rate applicable in the UK.
For all other customers (non EEC), your order is not subject to VAT in the UK, but may be liable for local customs duties and taxes, for which you will be liable.
Local Customs Duties and Taxes Information
You are liable for any import duties and local taxes, levied on the parcel when it reaches you. Thames & Hudson cannot be liable for any such duties and taxes
Sales to authors
Thames & Hudson authors wishing to purchase copies of their books by credit card should contact our sales department +44(0) 20 7845 5024
Sales to Trade Customers
Trade customers can register with PubEasy at Pubeasy and place orders, check availability and track their orders 24 hours a day using this system, which is free to LBS account holders.
For information on Trade Customer Services please telephone +44(0) 1903 828501