The Volokh Conspiracy
Mostly law professors | Sometimes contrarian | Often libertarian | Always independent
On September 17, Randy Barnett and I launched our new book, An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know. The reaction has vastly exceeded our already-high expectations. In less than two months, we have already sold more than 4,000 copies. The first printing was almost entirely sold out before the release date. And we are already well into the second printing. Amazon cannot keep the book in stock. (As we understand the process, Amazon only orders enough copies to fill backorders, but does not maintain excess supply.) A third printing should begin soon in advance of adoptions for the spring semester. Professors, please drop me a line if you'd like a review copy.
Randy and I have held book signings at Georgetown, the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention. At each event, all of the books for sale have sold out.
We regret that many people at these events were not able to obtain a signed copy. And there are many more readers who cannot attend our events in DC. As a thank you to our readers, we will be offering free autographed bookplates. If you send me a self-addressed stamped envelope before December 31, 2019, I will mail you back an autographed bookplate:
South Texas College of Law Houston
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002
If your envelope arrives before December 2, 2019, I will do my best to ensure that the bookplate is sent out in advance of Christmas. Our book makes a perfect gift for law students, college students, high school students, or anyone interested in the Constitution. If you would like more than one bookplate, please include a copy of your invoice or receipt indicating the number of copies you purchased. We will also send bookplates to people who purchased an electronic copy of the book. (I am often asked to autograph a Kindle–I usually type a note on the cover page!)
We suspect the book will soon sell out at Amazon. Even if it is backordered, please place the order, and you should receive it in due time. You can also buy the book from Barrister Books or eCampus.com, which receives inventory directly from the publisher.
Finally, when you receive your book, please tweet a picture with the hashtag #IntroConLaw. Randy and I will be happy to retweet you!