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According to the APA Manual, on pages 202-205, the format for a book in a reference list in APA format is as follows:

Author, A. A. (year). Title of book in italics. City, State: Publisher name.


  • The title of the book should be in mostly lower case
  • The state should use the two letter postal abbreviation for the state
  • Only include the name of the publisher and omit words such as company, printers, publishers, imprint, etc.


Spanbauer, T. (2006). Now is the hour. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2008). Foundations of addictions counseling. Boston: Pearson A and B.

National Association of Social Workers. (2006). Social work speaks: National Association of Social Workers policy statements, 2006-2009. Washington, DC: Author.