Review, Desk and Course Adoption Copies

Instructions for obtaining review, desk and course adoption copies of Food First Books:

Review Copies

If you would like to review a Food First Books title for a journal or other publication, please submit your request to us on journal or company letterhead with the author and title you are requesting. If you have a deadline, please tell us. We provide free review copies only for books published within the last two years. Review copy requests can take four to six weeks to process. Please submit your request by email at or by mail to Food First Books, Attn: Review Copies, 398 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94618.

Food Movements Unite Press Release 9-14-11 finalExamination Copies

If you are considering a Food First title for possible course use and would like to receive an examination copy, please submit your order on your school or university letterhead along with $5.00 per book plus $3.00 in the US or $5.00 in Canada for shipping and handling. Please include all relevant course information including course(s) for which you are considering adopting the book and expected enrollment. To order by email, please include your credit card number, expiration date, and the name on the card to You can mail your exam copy request along with prepayment to Food First Books, attn: Examination Copies, 398 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94618-1212. Canadian customers can only request exam copies by credit card or by mailing a money order. Examination copy requests are limited to two titles per semester. Requests received without payment will not be processed.

Course Adoption Copies

If you have adopted a Food First title for a course, submit your desk copy request to us on department letterhead. Please include course information, expected enrollment,  course title, course start date. Tell us if it is a required or recommended text; if the bookstore has placed the order; and how many desk copies you will need (limit is three). We fulfill requests for the US and Canada only. Examination copies are available for $5.00, plus $3.00 shipping/handling in the US or $5.00 shipping/handling in Canada. Add 8.75% tax if you are in California. Please enclose a check for the correct amount. You can also email with your credit card information (account number, expiration date, and name on the card) along with a phone number on letterhead. Unfortunately, we cannot credit you if you do not adopt the text for your course.