Books and subscriptions

Bookshops and publications offering SoA members a discount with a valid SoA ID card in store, or a code online. 



10% discount on books in all branches.


Receive 10% off any purchase, on production of a valid SoA ID card in all branches, including Hatchards.


Foyles offers an instore discount of 15% at all its branches. There is also an online discount, minimum of 10% (including items already on offer). Sign in to the members’ area of our website to find the online discount code. 

For those who have not yet signed up to the Foyles loyalty scheme ‘Foyalty’, it is worth noting that the scheme can be used in conjunction with our discount. 

Edinburgh University Press

15% online discount on books. Sign in to the members’ area for a code. 

The Folio Society

The Folio Society has been publishing beautiful illustrated editions of the world’s greatest books for more than 65 years. 

Society of Authors members and associates can enjoy a preferential 15% discount on most Folio Society books* as well as a host of special offers. To find out more, sign in to the members’ area.

Oxford University Press

25% discount on Academic, Professional and General titles, so long as purchase is for your own use. Books can be ordered online or over the phone. Please sign in to the members’ area for further details.

Skoob Books

Skoob Books boasts London’s broadest selection of second-hand academic books, including large collections of used books in Philosophy, Psychology, Modern Literature, Art, History, Politics, Economics, Classics, Science and Technology. Receive a 10% discount with a valid SoA ID card in store.

Magazines and journals


BookBrunch is a daily book trade online news service. SoA members receive a 15% discount on the full service (£99 a year). Please sign in to our members’ area for further details. 


SoA Members and Associates are entitled to a 1-year JPASS access plan for $149 (around £90), a 25% discount on the listed rate. JPASS includes unlimited reading throughout the collection, and 120 article downloads from more than 1,500 humanities, social science, and science journals in the JSTOR archival collections.

To take advantage of this offer, please sign in to the members’ area

Modern Poetry in Translation

Modern Poetry in Translation was founded by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort in London in 1965 to get vital poetry out from behind the iron curtain. The magazine has been in print ever since, bringing new ways of writing and thinking into the English language. According to John Berger, it is “the Fifth International, anyone who wants to change the world and see it changed should join.” 

A subscription gives you access to three print editions a year and full access to their digital archive. Members and Associates can get 20% off their first year’s subscription. Sign in to the members’ area for a discount code. 

London Review of Books

The London Review of Books has stood up for the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English since 1979.

Members and Associates are entitled to a special UK annual subscription rate of £50 for 24 issues and £65 for 24 issues overseas.  Please sign in to the members’ area for more information.

New Welsh Review

New Welsh Review is Wales’s foremost literary magazine in English and has been offering a vital outlet for the very best new fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, a forum for critical debate and a rigorous and engaged reviewing culture for the over twenty years. 

SoA Members and Associates are entitled to specially reduced annual subscription rate of £14.99 by Direct Debit. Please sign in to the members’ area to find out more.

Poetry Wales

Founded in 1965, Poetry Wales is the national poetry magazine of Wales, publishing internationally respected contemporary poetry, features and reviews in its triannual print and digital magazine. It is the host of Wales Poetry Award and Wales Poetry Day. 

SoA members and associates are entitled to an exclusive 20% off discount for its annual print subscription. Please sign in to the members’ area to find out more.

The Oldie

The Oldie was started 25 years ago by Richard Ingrams, the former Editor of Private Eye, as a light-hearted, funny magazine for older people. SoA members can get 12 issues for £12 – a saving of £42 – and a free copy of The Very Best of The Oldie: The First Twenty-Five Years (worth £7.95). Sign in to the members’ area to use the exclusive discount.