How to Order

Explore our online bookstore! Shop from the convenience of your home with your credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover).

To order by mail/phone: If you prefer to order books by mail, print out and mail this book order form with a check or money order for the appropriate amount.

If you need to place your order by phone, please call us at 608-824-0850. Any order placed by phone must be followed up by a mailed check or money order before it can be shipped.

Do not convey any sensitive financial or personal information via email, phone, or fax.

Please make checks or money orders payable to "Center for the Study of the American Constitution" (or "CSAC").

Order forms and checks/money orders should be sent to:

  CSAC Book Orders
  432 East Campus Mall
  Room 327
  Madison, WI 53706

We charge $5.00/order for standard shipping. If you would like expedited 2-day shipping ($15.00/order), please select that option at checkout. We strive to process orders within 2 business days of receipt. We mail via UPS and USPS. Shipments to P.O. boxes will be sent through USPS, so please make sure to provide address information that the USPS will delivery to. Titles from the DHRC series cannot be sent with expedited shipping.

Bulk buying:
Contact us at 608-263-1868 or email at for information on discounts when buying in bulk.

UW-Madison departments wanting to buy books, maps, or broadsides from CSAC:
Contact us at 608-824-0850 or email at to get special "internal customer" pricing for all purchases.

Return/refund policy for individuals:
Any claims for shipping discrepancies or damages must be made within thirty (30) days of purchase date at this email address:
Items returned within 30 days from purchase in unused and undamaged condition will receive full refund.

Return/refund policy for retailers and wholesalers:
Conditions for overstock returns: Books must be in saleable condition without bookseller's marks or labels and must be packed by booksellers to arrive undamaged at publisher's address. Books returned must be sent at bookseller's expense. A statement must be enclosed with return shipments, specifying the following:
• copy of original purchase receipt showing date of original sale
• list price and discount applied to each title at the time of purchase
• book title(s) and quantity for each title returned
• exact dollar amount of credit claimed

Period of eligibility for overstock returns: Eighteen months from purchase date. Superseded editions are returnable up to 60 days after publication of new editions.
Credit allowed: 100% if bookseller follows requirements, otherwise credit will be issued at maximum discount. Once credit has been issued, it will not be adjusted retroactively. Credit balances may be used for future purchases or are refundable upon written request.

Doing Business As:
When you make a purchase from our online store, the charge will appear on your credit card statement as UW RATIFICATION HISTORY.

CSAC's Privacy Policy
Our website does not collect or store any personal or financial information beyond what is immediately required for a transaction. We do not sell, rent, trade, or distribute customer data to third parties. Only your email address might be used occasionally to send out marketing emails when we have special sales. If you want us to delete your email address from such mailing lists, please contact us at:

See UW-Madison's Privacy Notice found at the bottom of this page to know how websites associated with UW-Madison handle information for administrative and operational purposes.

Last updated: 01/22/2024