Reprint Permissions

To obtain permission to reprint or photocopy an excerpt from one of our titles, please read through these guidelines and provide the following information:

Photocopy Permissions 

To request permission to photocopy a selection, including for course packs, please contact:

The Permissions Company, Inc. 
47 Seneca Road 
P.O. Box 604 
Mount Pocono, PA 18344 

Phone: 570-839-7477 
Fax: 570-839-7448

Email:permdude [at]

Reprint Permissions

To request permission to reprint excerpts, please contact The Permissions Company, Inc. at the address above, or contact us directly. When requesting permission directly, please be sure to include the following information:

  • The title and author of the book to be excerpted
  • The ISBN or year of publication
  • The specific material you would like to reprint (including page numbers)
  • The name and address of the publisher that will be reprinting the material
  • Title and expected first print run of the book in which the material will be used
  • Territory in which the publisher plans to sell the book

Due to the volume of permissions requests that we receive, processing permissions requests typically occurs over the course of about six to eight weeks. Please let us know if you haven’t heard from us within that time frame.

Fair Use

Fair use law allows small passages of books to be reprinted, with proper citation, in the service of public discourse. If your request is not poetry and it amounts to less than 250 words, chances are it falls under “fair use.” If you aren’t sure, feel free to contact us.

Credit Line

With each permission granted we will specify a credit line, but it might be helpful to know that our standard credit line is as follows:

“From (title), by (author), © (date of publication). Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, Boulder, CO.”


Many anthologies published by Shambhala are compiled from a number of different books that may or may not be published by us. Please look carefully on the copyright page or within the particular excerpt to see who published the passage you are seeking to use.

Send the above information to our permissions coordinator via e-mail: permissions [at]; or mail: Permissions, Roost Books, 4720 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301.