A comprehensive list of all Book Distributors in UK, their addresses (postal and physical), contacts (telephone and e-mail) and a link to Book Distributors in Britain websites.
UK BOOK DISTRIBUTORS
AFRICAN BOOKS COLLECTIVE
PO Box 721, Oxford OX1 9EN
Telephone: 01869 349110
Fax: 01869 349110
Web Site: http://www.africanbookscollective.com
African Books Collective is a major initiative to promote African published books in Europe, North America, and in Commonwealth countries outside Africa. It is owned by the founding publishers, and is non-profit making on its own behalf. Centralized billing and shipping is provided from Oxford, and for North America by Michigan State University Press. The greater part of the list is available print-on-demand. A range of joint catalogues and other promotional material is mailed to libraries and other book buyers. English language materials is stocked, with an emphasis on scholarly, literature and children’s titles. A small number of titles in French and children’s titles Swahili are also stocked. Standing order / blanket order plans are available and can be geared to meet libraries’ specific requirements or acquisitions profiles. Trading started in May 1990.
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN BOOK CO LTD
Crown Buildings, Bancyfelin, Carmarthen SA33 5ND
- 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl
- 45 Things a Girl Wants But Wont Ask For
- 10 Things You’re Doing that are Killing Your Kidneys – Avoid Them
- 25 Really Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
- 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl
- 19 Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do; Men Hate Them
- 20 Things Women Should Never, Ever, Do
Telephone: 01267 211880
Fax: 01267 211882
Web Site: http://www.anglo-american.co.uk
The Anglo-American Book Co is a stockholding distributor of British and American books with particular expertise in the NLP, personal growth, hypnotherapy, accelerated learning and psychotherapy fields.
The Bookhouse, 18 Great Footway, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0DT
Telephone: 01892 864949
Fax: 01892 864950
Web Site: http://www.atlanticbooks.co.uk
Supplier of all US published material; any American title.
Unit 9, The io Centre, Whittle Way, Arlington Business Park, Stevenage SG1 2BD
Telephone: 01438 747000
Fax: 01438 741131
Web Site: http://www.avantibooks.com
Mail order bookshop, specializing in educational titles for basic skills teaching and ESOL/ELT.
12 Cutthorpe Road, Chesterfield S42 7AE
Telephone: 01246 271662
Fax: 01246 271662
Web Site: http://www.bbr-online.com/catalogue
BBR is a mail order distributor of independent literary, speculative fiction and fringe interest publications, serving customers throughout the world.
Albion Close, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset BH12 3LL
Telephone: 01202 715555
Fax: 01202 715556
Web Site: http://www.bebcdistribution.co.uk
Distribution of publishers involved with business books, law books, English language teaching, ICT books, human rights and conservation.
3 Paganel Drive, Dudley DY1 4AZ
Telephone: 01384 253276
Fax: 0871 715 0236
Web Site: http://www.betterbooks.com
Mail order distributor of books relating to dyslexia and other special educational needs.
THE BOOK SERVICE LTD
Colchester Road, Frating Green, Colchester, Essex CO7 7DW
Telephone: 01206 256000 (orders: 255678)
Fax: 01206 255715 (orders: 255930)
Web Site: http://www.TheBookService.co.uk
Distribution covers order receipt, by telephone, post, EDI and teleordering, telesales, year-round hotline service, cyclical invoicing, dispatch via Parceline, Countrywide, post and own vehicles.
Also included is a full sales ledger and case collection service. Sales and stock information and royalties are offered. Debt and stock insurance available. Ancillary work such as mailing, shrink- wrapping, repricing, dump-bin and counterpack make up is also available.
BOOK SYSTEMS PLUS LTD
BSP House, Station Road, Linton, Cambs CB1 6NW
Telephone: 01223 894870
Fax: 01223 894871
Web Site: http://www.booksystemsplus.com
Book Systems Plus provides full distribution, invoicing and customer services to publishers from the UK and overseas. It also offers bookshop representation and marketing support. It has particular marketing expertise with travel guides and books on antiques and collectables. It acts as the UK sole agent for publishers in North America and Europe.
Blaby Road, Wigston, Leicester LE18 4SE
Telephone: 0116 2759060
Fax: 0116 2759090
Web Site: http://www.bookmart.co.uk
Promotional books, publisher and distributor.
BOOK POINT LTD
130 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4SB
Telephone: 01235 400400
Fax: 01235 832068
Web Site: http://www.madaboutbooks.co.uk
Bookpoint services encompass a number of industry leading initiatives, plus a full suite of EDI applications, order processing, accounting, royalty maintenance, management reporting, warehousing, despatch and ancillary functions.
50 Cambuslang Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow G32 8NB
Telephone: 0845 370 0063
Fax: 0845 370 0064
Web Site: http://www.booksource.net
Established in 1995, Book Source offers warehousing and worldwide distribution services to book trade publishers, charities and funded institutions, and other commercial enterprises.
BUSHWOOD BOOKS LTD
6 Marksbury Avenue, Kew Gardens, Surrey TW9 4JF
Telephone: (020) 8392 8585
Fax: (020) 8392 9876
The company also carries in stock hundreds of titles on antiques and collectables, predominantly horology jewellery, ceramics and glass. It specializes in providing a service for UK customers to purchase from North America publishers.
Bushwood Books is one of the leading UK distributors of German World War II titles in English, and also carries the Schiffer Mind, Body, Spirit list.
99 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN
Telephone: 0845 458 9911
Fax: 0845 458 9912
Web Site: http://www.centralbooks.com
The main activity and purpose of Central Books is to assist independent publishers to reach the widest possible audience for their books. Central Books offer warehousing, distribution, representation and some help with marketing and promotion. It supplies booksellers and library suppliers throughout the world. The company is one of Europe’s leading distributors of magazines and journals to the book trade.
COMBINED ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS LTD
15a Lewins Yard, East Street, Chesham, Bucks HP5 1HQ
Telephone: 01494 581601
Fax: 01494 581602
Web Site: http://www.combinedacademic.co.uk
Combined Academic Publishers, in association with Marston Book Services, is a professional representation and distribution agency for academic and university presses.
COMBINED BOOK SERVICES LTD
Units YWood Distribution Centre,
Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6UU
Telephone: 01892 837171
Fax: 01892 837272
Web Site: http://www.combook.co.uk
Combined Book Services provides full distribution services for publishers of trade, academic and professional books. The service includes invoicing and cash collection together with a comprehensive range of management reports. CBS also distributes calendars and stationery products.
CONTOUR MANAGEMENT SERVICES (CMS)
PO Box 3042, New Milton, Hants BH25 7XG
Telephone: 01425 620532
Fax: 01425 620532
Web Site: http://www.contourmanagementservices.com Importers and distributors of maps with a difference.
70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH
Telephone: 0161 200 1503
Fax: 0161 200 1504
Web Site: http://www.Cornerhouse.org/publications
Distributor of visual arts and photography books for publishers, museums and galleries world- wide. A full list of publishers we distribute is available in our catalogue or at our website.
The Long Barn, Sutton Mallet, Somerset TA7 9AR
Telephone: 01278 722888
Fax: 01278 722565
Web Site: http://www.counterculture-books.co.uk Book distribution and worldwide sales.
DEEP BOOKS LTD
Unit 3, Goose Green Trading Estate, 47 East Dulwich Road, London SE22 9BN
Telephone: (020) 8693 0234
Fax: (020) 8693 1400
Specialist mind body spirit distributors. Deep Books handles publishers lists from the UK, the USA and Australia. It provides sales and distribution for these publishers throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland, mainland Europe and Scandinavia and acts as their exclusive agents in that territory.
EUROPEAN SCHOOLBOOKS LTD
Ashville Trading Estate, The Runnings, Cheltenham GL51 9PQ
Telephone: 01242 245252
Fax: 01242 224137
Web Site: http://www.eurobooks.co.uk
Distributors of some 18,000 titles in the main European languages on behalf of over 100 publishers. Large-scale promotion in all sectors of the foreign languages educational market. Suppliers of foreign-published stock to academic and general bookshops. General wholesale service for non-stock titles.
THE EUROSPAN GROUP
3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8LU
Telephone: (020) 7240 0856
Fax: (020) 7379 0609
Web Site: http://www.eurospan.co.uk
A complete list of publishers and subsidiary imprints distributed by Eurospan is available on request.
FREELANCE MARKET NEWS
Sevendale House, 7 Dale Street, Manchester M1 1JB
Telephone: 0161 228 2362
Fax: 0161 228 3533
Web Site: http://www.writersbureau.com
GAZELLE BOOK SERVICES LTD
White Cross Mills, Hightown, Lancaster LA1 4XS
Telephone: 01524 68765
Fax: 01524 63232
Web Site: http://www.gazellebooks.co.uk
Gazelle Book Services handles both trade and academic lists and covers the whole of the UK and Europe. It provides: fast order turn-round;
GRANTHAM BOOK SERVICES
Trent Road, Grantham, Lincs NG31 7XQ
Telephone: 01476 541000 (orders: 541080)
Fax: 01476 541060 (orders: 541061)
Web Site: http://www.granthambookservices.co.uk
Grantham Book Services provides a very fast and efficient distribution service for publishers. Service includes order receipt by post, fax, telephone and teleordering; invoicing and despatch. A next day delivery service, from receipt of order to delivery of books, is provided to the UK trade. Also sales ledger and cash collection service. Comprehensive range of computer reports; plus all the usual ancillary work such as shrinkwrapping, repricing, dumpbin and counterpack make up.
KUPERARD PUBLISHERS & DISTRIBUTORS
59 Hutton Grove, London N12 8DS
Telephone: (020) 8446 2440
Fax: (020) 8446 2441
Web Site: http://www.kuperard.co.uk
Kuperard, a division and imprint of Bravo Ltd, acts as publishers, co-publishers and distributors, handling marketing and representation. Kuperard handle over 30 UK and overseas publishers. Stockists, catalogues and brochures are available upon request.
LITTLEHAMPTON BOOK SERVICES LTD
Faraday Close, Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3RB
Telephone: 01903 828500
Fax: 01903 828625
Web Site: http://www.lbsltd.co.uk
Littlehampton Book Services provides publishers with full warehouse management and distribution services that include credit control and trust accounting, sophisticated management reporting, telesales, customer service and royalty accounting.
B. MCCALL BARBOUR
28 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1ES
Telephone: 0131 225 4816
Fax: 0131 225 4816
Web Site: http://www.mccallbarbour.co.uk
Distributor of Bibles, Christian books and greeting cards, also videos, DVDs, gifts.
MACMILLAN DISTRIBUTION (MDL)
Brunel Road, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 6XS
Telephone: 01256 302840
Fax: 01256 841426
Web Site: http://www.macmillandistribution.co.uk
Macmillan Distribution (MDL) provides an efficient and cost-effective service to the Macmillan Group and a list of over 40 third party publishers. Its award winning service embraces all aspects of order fulfilment, cash collection, and data and information provision. For the use of its customers MDL has pioneered transparent delivery information and all forms of electronic ordering, payment and returns.
MARSTON BOOK SERVICES LTD
160 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4SD
Telephone: 01235 465604
Fax: 01235 465556
Web Site: http://www.marston.co.uk
Provides fulfillment services to the publishing world. Services available include: order processing; customer service; credit control; management reporting; production of royalty statements; pick, pack and despatch (automated warehouse management system); digital print facility; journal fulfilment; ancillary work; exhibition services; EDI; IT support and development.
DS BOOK SALES
128 Pikes Lane, Glossop, Derbys SK13 8EH
Telephone: 01457 861508
Fax: 01457 868332
Web Site: http://www.mdsbooks.co.uk
Book wholesalers and distributors specializing in transport related lists.
MELIA PUBLISHING SERVICES LTD
The White House, 2A Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3HN
Telephone: 01483 869839
Fax: 01483 869845
Sales and distribution for English language publishers.
MK BOOK SERVICE
7 East Street, Hartford Road, Huntingdon PE29 1WZ
Telephone: 01480 353710
Fax: 01480 431703
Distributor for overseas publishers; importer from overseas, for whom we are not agents; distributor for selected UK publishers; library supply; booksearch for out of print UK books.
MOTILAL (UK) – BOOKS OF INDIA
367 High Street, London Colney, St Albans, Herts AL2 1EA
Telephone: 01727 761677
Fax: 01727 761357
Web Site: http://www.mlbduk.com
Distributor of books and other materials dealing with the philosophies, religions and cultures of India. Specializes in Buddhism, Hinduism, Vegetarian, Ayurvedic and Reincarnation titles.
NMD TRADING CO
[trading as Northern Map Distributors] 9 Orgreave Close, Sheffield S13 9NP Telephone: 0114 288 9522
Fax: 0114 2691499
Supply bookshops and other trade outlets through the Midlands and Northern England with maps and guides and local book product.
ORCA BOOK SERVICES LTD
Unit A3, Fleets Corner, Poole, Dorset BH17 0HL
Telephone: 01202 665432
Fax: 01202 666219
Web Site: http://www.orcabookservices.co.uk
Orca Book Services provides a full distribution service to general, academic and specialist publishers. A comprehensive package of management reports comes as standard, and this can be tailored to the individual publisher’s requirements if necessary. Royalty accounting is also available as well as representation through the various sales agencies with which we have arrangements.
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN BOOKS LTD
Studio 3 Unit 5, Silverdale Enterprise Park, Kents Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs ST5 6SR
Telephone: 01782 444561
Fax: 01782 624106
Web Site: http://www.orthodoxbooks.co.uk
Specialist distributor, wholesaler and retailer of books and other items pertaining to the faith, life and worship of the Orthodox Christian Churches. For some publishers it has exclusive distribution rights for the UK, European Union and British Commonwealth.
POMEGRANATE EUROPE LTD
Unit 1, Hurlbutt Road, Heathcote Business Centre, Warwick CV34 6TD
Telephone: 01926 430111
Fax: 01926 430888
Web Site: http://www.pomegranate.com
Pomegranate (Europe) Ltd represent, distribute and publish a high-quality range of fine art and photographic calendars, posters, cards, diaries, books of days, postcards, books and much more.
PO Box 919, Cheltenham, Glos GL50 9AN
Telephone: 01242 231800
Reardon Publishing offers a wide range of Costwold books, maps, videos, CDs and postcards and prints mostly in the specialized areas of walking, cycling, driving, folklore, leisure and tourism in both the Cotswold and associated counties, plus a new range of books on Antarctica and Antarctic heroes.
JOHN RITCHIE LTD
40 Beansburn, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA3 1RL
Telephone: 01563 536394
Fax: 01563 571191
Web Site: http://www.johnritchie.co.uk
Publishing and distributing Christian, i.e. religious books, magazines, etc. Providing wholesale supply to Christian bookshops for major UK and US publishers.
26 Woodsford Square, London W14 8DP
Telephone: (020) 7602 0657
Fax: (020) 7602 8556
Web Site: http://www.scandinavia-connection.co.uk
Sole UK supplier for various Scandinavian publishers of nonfiction English edition Scandinavian books, maps, videos and CD-ROMs; UK book distributor for non-fiction English editions by Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic, Danish and Swedish publishers.
SQUADRON SIGNAL / POCKETBOND LTD
PO Box 80, Welwyn, Herts AL6 0ND
Telephone: 01707 391509
Fax: 01707 327466
Pocketbond Ltd is the UK importer of Squadron Signal Publications and Detail & Scale Publications, USA. These lists are sold and distributed in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to bookshops, book wholesalers, etc.
THE TRADE COUNTER DISTRIBUTION
Mendlesham Industrial Estate, Norwich Road, Mendlesham, Norfolk IP14 5NA
Telephone: 01449 766629
Fax: 01449 767122
Web Site: http://www.tradecounter.co.uk
Storage, packing and distribution of books for publishers.
TRANSATLANTIC PUBLISHERS GROUP LTD
Unit 242, 235 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9FE
Telephone: (020) 7373 2515
Fax: (020) 7244 1018
Web Site: http://www.TransatlanticPublishers.com
Distributors and agents for academic publishers in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
TURNAROUND PUBLISHER SERVICES LTD
Unit 3, Olympia Trading Estate, Coburg Road, London N22 6TZ
Telephone: (020) 8829 3000
Fax: (020) 8881 5088
Web Site: http://www.turnaround-uk.com
Turnaround provides a sales, marketing and distribution service for a range of UK, US and Irish publishers in the UK and Europe.
Pegasus Drive, Stratton Business Park, Biggleswade, Beds SG18 8TQ
Telephone: 01767 604806
Fax: 01767 604949
Turpin specialises in worldwide distribution of learned and academic book and journal publications. It sends out renewals/ invoices etc. in the publisher’s name with their logo and trading terms. It bills and collects in multiple currencies and provides multilingual customer care. Publishers’ sales and financial reports are delivered 24 × 7 via secure internet access. Turpin can handle both print and online products. Customer care and warehousing in the UK and the USA.
VINE HOUSE DISTRIBUTION LTD
Waldenbury, North Chailey, East Sussex BN8 4DR
Telephone: 01825 723398
Fax: 01825 724188
Web Site: http://www.vinehouseuk.co.uk
Vine House Distribution provides a comprehensive range of services for small and medium sized book publishers, including representation, distribution, marketing, publicity and promotion, and mail order fulfillment.
VIRTUE BOOKS LTD
Edward House, Tenter Street, Rotherham S60 1LB
Telephone: 01709 365005
Fax: 01709 829982
Web Site: http://www.virtue.co.uk
Specialist distributor, concentrating almost exclusively on books on cookery, food and drink. Virtue holds stocks of over 300 titles and supplies mainly to professional and domestic kitchen shops, cook shops, food shops, delicatessens, etc. Some of the titles on its list are exclusive to Virtue, but the majority are sourced from British, American and some continental publishers.
WINDSOR BOOKS INTERNATIONAL
5 Castle End Park, Castle End Road, Ruscombe, Berks RG10 9XQ
Telephone: 0118 9346367
Fax: 0118 9346368
Web Site: http://www.windsorbooks.co.uk
Windsor Books International, a division of the Roundhouse Group, provides distribution combined with sales representation and marketing in the UK and European markets linked to Orca Distribution Services Ltd. The Windsor sales team consists of six representatives in the UK and Republic of Ireland and six covering West and Eastern Europe.