AMI/USA Bookstore Policies

Welcome to the AMI/USA online bookstore! Here you will find a number of inspiring Montessori resources organized by category. We are excited and proud to offer this new online service to our members and friends, as well as the general public. Please read through our full list of policies before placing your order.

Merchant Services

Order By Phone

Please contact the AMI/USA office for the following circumstances:

1.Expedited shipping
2.International shipping
3.Delivery tracking and/or insurance
4.You are unable to locate the product you are looking for
5.Your membership has expired and you are unable to receive the member discount.

The AMI/USA office can be reached by phone Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at (703) 746-9919 or via e-mail at

Ordering from the AMI/USA Bookstore:

1.Find the product you would like by using the bar on the right side of the screen. You can select a specific product category or use the “Bookstore Search” feature and input the name of the product or perform a general search for author, topic or area of interest.
2.Select and view the item by clicking on it, or simply click the “Add to Cart” button on the initial screen to add a single quantity to your shopping cart automatically. Click on “Continue shopping” to go back to the bookstore main page.
FOR AMI MEMBERS AND AMI SCHOOLS: Once you have added an item to your card, you will see a box for promo codes. If you are an AMI member or AMI school, you must enter your discount code here. The code will be applied to all items in your cart, even if there are items already in your cart that were added before the discount code was entered.
3.When you are finished shopping, click “Proceed to Checkout” on the lower right side of the screen under the “Your Cart” section, or click “Checkout” on the drop-down menu under the blue “Bookstore” tab on the screen.
4.Fill out the required information. If you wish to edit your order at this stage, click on “Edit shopping cart” on the lower right side of the screen under the “Your Cart” section. Please provide an e-mail address so that an order verification e-mail can be sent to you.
5.You will then be prompted to confirm your order. Please review the details of your order carefully, as this is the final stage in which you can still edit your order. If you wish to edit your order, click on “Edit shopping cart” on the lower right side of the screen under the “Your Cart” section. Once you click “Confirm Order” you will no longer be able to make changes to your order.
6.After you have confirmed your order, you will see the order summary page that includes your order number and total. A copy of this page will also be sent to the e-mail address you provided for your records.


Your membership to AMI through AMI/USA entitles you to a 5% member discount on your order total (before tax, shipping and handling). Your member discount expires in the same month that your membership expires. If you renew your membership, AMI/USA will send you a new member discount code.

You were sent your member discount code by email within 2 weeks of your membership processing. If you have misplaced or have not received your member discount code, please contact the AMI/USA office via e-mail at and our staff will resend the code after verifying your membership status.

To apply your member discount code to your order at the AMI/USA Bookstore, please enter it at bookstore checkout and then press “Apply Promo Code.” A 5% discount will automatically be applied to your order. Your membership discount cannot be combined with any other price discounts or promotional coupons and is only available for purchases made through AMI/USA. Your membership discount cannot be applied retroactively after your order has been processed.

AMI/USA reserves the right to modify and end any discount or promotion at any time.


All items are shipped via domestic USPS mail. Shipping rates are based on total weight of items calculated at checkout. Orders should be received within 5-10 business days from the date processed and will be shipped to address provided by customer at checkout. Merchandise that is lost or damaged during shipping is the responsibility of the customer. If you require international shipping, expedited shipping, insurance or delivery tracking, please place your order by phone by contacting the AMI/USA office at (703) 746-9919.

Returns and Exchanges

All sales through the AMI/USA bookstore or AMI/USA office are final. AMI/USA reserves the right to refuse delinquent customers from further use of the AMI/USA bookstore.


Please contact the AMI/USA office with any suggestions or comments about the new online bookstore:

Association Montessori International–USA

206 N. Washington Street, Ste. 330
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 746-9919

We welcome your thoughts and thank you for supporting AMI/USA!