ICMA Publications / Bookstore

Bookstore Under Construction

How to order while we are under construction.

The ICMA bookstore is temporarily out of service. In roughly 3 weeks  you will be greeted by a new bookstore in this space. While this transformation occurs, you can locate publications in these ways:

  • For print publications ICMA currently offers in print the publications listed below. For orders and related information), call ICMA Member & Customer Service at 800-745-8780. All sales must be prepaid with credit card or check, and all sales are final (no returns accepted unless the publication has been damaged in shipping).
  • For e-pubs and e-books, browse this page: http://icma.org/en/press/e-books.
  • For PDF publications, call 1-800-745-8780 or fax 202-962-3510. All sales must be prepaid and are final.

We look forward to seeing you back in our new bookstore after President’s Day!


These are the titles ICMA offers only in print. Methods of payment, sales tax, shipping and handling fees, rush orders, and discounts are described beneath this listing of available print titles. 

To order any titles, please read the information following this listing and then call ICMA’s Member & Customer Service at 800-745-8780.   

A Budgeting Guide for Local Government, 3rd Edition.

Updated edition supplemented with information from Revenue: A Revenue Guide for Local Government. Examines the crucial importance of the budget as a tool for managers balancing a jurisdiction's needs and expectations in the face of dwindling resources. Softcover. June 2013. Item 43706. 

Regular price: $89.95  MEMBER PRICE: $65.95





Effective Supervisory: Better Results Through Teamwork, 5th Edition.

Fifth edition: This new edition of the bestseller is packed with the latest information on leadership, organizational change, values and diversity, interpersonal relations, communication, management, and ethics in a sound framework for supervision. Municipal Mgmt. Series Paperback. June 2013. Item 43707.  Regular price: $69.95  MEMBER PRICE: $55.95

 Effective Supervisory Skill Building Study Guide


Statistics for Public Administration: Practical Uses for Better Decision Making, 2nd Edition

A practical, easy-to-read book that hands you the tools you need to apply statistics to everyday decision making in local government. Softcover. February 2013. Item 43710. Regular price: $67.95  MEMBER PRICE: $49.95



Municipal Year Book 2014

The 2014 edition of The Municipal Year Book celebrates ICMA’s 100th anniversary with articles on the legacy of local government professionalism, 100 years of tackling social policy issues, and much more. Hardcover. April 2014. Item 43677.Regular price: $156.00  MEMBER PRICE: $120.00

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Management Policies in Local Government Finance, 6th Edition.

This definitive text covers financial management principles and practices. Written by experts, it is a comprehensive desk reference for anyone responsible for financial management in local government. Municipal Mgmt. Series Hardback.December 2012. Item 43639. Regular price: $97.00  MEMBER PRICE: $77.00













Managing Fire and Emergency Services

For a wide range of users, this study guide written to complement Managing Fire and Emergency Services is an invaluable aid to complete understanding of the material. Self-Study Course. May 2012. Item 43637. Regular price: $86.00 MEMBER PRICE: $66.00

Based on the new Managing Fire and Emergency Services textbook, this course provides an overview of fire and rescue service management. Learn more about the specifics of management, understand emerging issues, and hone your management skills. Self-Study Course. 2012. Item 43638. Regular price: $168.00  MEMBER PRICE: $128.00


Local Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice

Gold Winner of the EXCEL Award from Association Media & Publishing


All Sales Are Final

All sales must be prepaid with credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) or check, and all sales are final. No returns will be accepted unless the book was damaged during shipping. 

Shipping and handling charges are determined according to the cost of your order, as outlined below.

Sales Tax

Sales tax is charged for orders shipped to customers in California (7.5%), Washington, D.C. (5.75%), Florida (6%), Georgia (4%), Maine (5.5%), New York (4%), (Pennsylvania (6%), South Carolina (6%), Tennessee (7%), Virginia (5.3%), Washington (6.5%), and Wisconsin (5%). A 5% goods and services tax (GST) is charged on Canadian orders, and a 10% GST is charged on Australian orders. Sales tax rate varies by county in each state in addition to the general sales taxes listed above.

Shipping & Handling

Shipping and Handling Information for U.S. Customers (including Alaska and Hawaii)


For total of items ordered

(excluding tax)


Express (2-day)


Under $25.00




$25.00 to $50.00




$50.01 to $75.00




$75.01 to $125.00




$125.01 to $175.00




$175.01 to $225.00




$225.01 to $275.00




$275.01 to $400.00




Over $400.00

Actual shipping plus $15 handling fee



Shipping and Handling Information for International Customers

International customers may order online using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. (Please note: If ordering by phone, fax, or mail, prepayment in U.S. dollars or payment by credit card is required.)

Orders totaling $400 or less sent outside the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada are shipped USPS. All international orders totaling more than $400 will be charged actual UPS International shipping charges plus a $15 handling fee. Once your order is completed, you will receive an email that includes the shipping/handling fee and tracking information.

International customers are responsible for any customs/brokerage fees assessed in their country. (For orders shipped to Canada, a 5% goods and services tax (GST) is added to the total. For orders shipped to Australia, a 10% GST tax is added to the total). Shipping by DHL or Federal Express is available if a DHL or Federal Express account number is provided.

Rush Orders

Customers will be charged an additional $25 (in addition to the shipping and handling fee) for a rush delivery.


Member Discounts: All ICMA members, including affiliate and student members, receive substantial discounts on many ICMA products sold in the bookstore, and the member/nonmember price differential is reflected in the prices listed above.

Quantity Discounts: ICMA offers the following discounts for the purchase of any ICMA-published item ordered in a quantity of five or more: 5-49 copies, 20% discount; 50-99 copies, 25% discount; 100 or more copies, 30% discount. Quantity discounts do not apply to items with special pricing or items that are not published by ICMA.

Distributor and wholesale inquiries: Please call 800-745-8780 or send an e-mail to bookstoremanager@icma.org.


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