How to cite a reprinted book in APA

APA reprinted book citation

To cite a reprinted book in a reference entry in APA style 6th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the book: Give the last name and initials (e. g. Watson, J. D.) of up to seven authors with the last name preceded by an ampersand (&). For eight or more authors include the first six names followed by an ellipsis (…) and add the last author's name.
  2. Year of publication: Give the year in brackets followed by a full stop.
  3. Title of the book: Book titles are italicized. Only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalised.
  4. Place of publication: List the city and the US state using the two-letter abbreviation. Spell out country names if outside of the UK or the USA.
  5. Publisher: Give the name of the publisher but omit terms, such as Publishers, Co., and Inc. Retain the words Books and Press.
  6. Year of original publication: Give the year the work was first published.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a reprinted book in APA style 6th edition:

Author(s) of the book. (Year of publication). Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher. (Original work published Year of original publication)

APA reference list examples

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the APA style guidelines for a reprinted book citation in action:


A book published in 1991, reprinted in 2015

Gaarder, J. (2015). Sophie's world. London, UK: Orion. (Original work published 1991)

A book published in 1960, reprinted in 2010

Lee, H. (2010). To kill a mockingbird: 50th anniversary edition. London, UK: Arrow. (Original work published 1960)
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This citation style guide is based on the official Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

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