How can I get an authorized copy of the MLA Handbook, ninth edition?

The best way to ensure that you receive a complete, correct, and authorized copy published by the MLA (and not a counterfeit version with errors) is to buy it directly from the MLA’s online bookstore. The handbook is now available in print in paperback, spiral-bound, and hardcover versions and in an e-book version from the retailers listed on the MLA bookstore. 

If you are assigning the print version for courses or buying it outside the United States, you can also purchase it from our authorized distributors, Hopkins Fulfillment Services and Eurospan. 

Or, check out this new digital resource for courses: MLA Handbook Plus, providing online access to the ninth edition of the handbook, will be available to institutional subscribers in September 2021. Sign up to get updates and information about free trials.