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

Email: orders@africanbookscollective.com

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

Telephone: 01267 211880

Fax: 01267 211882

Email: books@anglo-american.co.uk

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.

ATLANTIC BOOKS

The Bookhouse, 18 Great Footway, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0DT

Telephone: 01892 864949

Fax: 01892 864950

Email: esther@atlanticbooks.co.uk

Web Site: http://www.atlanticbooks.co.uk

Supplier of all US published material; any American title.

AVANTIBOOKS LTD

Unit 9, The io Centre, Whittle Way, Arlington Business Park, Stevenage SG1 2BD

Telephone: 01438 747000

Fax: 01438 741131

Email: orders@avantibooks.com

Web Site: http://www.avantibooks.com

Mail order bookshop, specializing in educational titles for basic skills teaching and ESOL/ELT.

BBR DISTRIBUTION

12 Cutthorpe Road, Chesterfield S42 7AE

Telephone: 01246 271662

Fax: 01246 271662

Email: distribution@bbr-online.com

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.

BEBC DISTRIBUTION

Albion Close, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset BH12 3LL

Telephone: 01202 715555

Fax: 01202 715556

Email: bebc@bebc.co.uk

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.

BETTER BOOKS

3 Paganel Drive, Dudley DY1 4AZ

Telephone: 01384 253276

Fax: 0871 715 0236

Email: sales@betterbooks.com

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)

Email: sales@tbs-ltd.co.uk

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

Email: mail@booksystemsplus.com

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.

BOOKMART LTD

Blaby Road, Wigston, Leicester LE18 4SE

Telephone: 0116 2759060

Fax: 0116 2759090

Email: books@bookmart.co.uk

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.

BOOK SOURCE

50 Cambuslang Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow G32 8NB

Telephone: 0845 370 0063

Fax: 0845 370 0064

Email: info@booksource.net

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

Email: info@bushwoodbooks.co.uk

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.

CENTRAL BOOKS

99 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN

Telephone: 0845 458 9911

Fax: 0845 458 9912

Email: orders@centralbooks.com

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

Email: nickesson@combinedacademic.demon.co.uk

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

Email: info@combook.co.uk

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

Email: mikecms@btinternet.com

Web Site: http://www.contourmanagementservices.com Importers and distributors of maps with a difference.

CORNERHOUSE PUBLICATIONS

70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH

Telephone: 0161 200 1503

Fax: 0161 200 1504

Email: Publications@Cornerhouse.org

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.

COUNTER CULTURE

The Long Barn, Sutton Mallet, Somerset TA7 9AR

Telephone: 01278 722888

Fax: 01278 722565

Email: info@counterculture-books.co.uk

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

Email: sales@deep-books.co.uk

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

Email: direct@esb.co.uk

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

Email: info@eurospan.co.uk

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

Email: fmn@writersbureau.com

Web Site: http://www.writersbureau.com

GAZELLE BOOK SERVICES LTD

White Cross Mills, Hightown, Lancaster LA1 4XS

Telephone: 01524 68765

Fax: 01524 63232

Email: sales@gazellebooks.co.uk

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)

Email: orders@gbs.tbs-ltd.co.uk

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

Email: kuperard@bravo.clara.net

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

Email: …@lbsltd.co.uk

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

Email: www-mdl@macmillan.co.uk

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

Email: val.huxley@marston.co.uk

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

Email: mdsbooksales@aol.com

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

Email: melia@melia.co.uk

Sales and distribution for English language publishers.

MK BOOK SERVICE

7 East Street, Hartford Road, Huntingdon PE29 1WZ

Telephone: 01480 353710

Fax: 01480 431703

Email: mkbooks@tiscali.co.uk

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

Email: info@mlbduk.com

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

Email: sales@northernmap.co.uk

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

Email: orders@orcabookservices.co.uk

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

Email: orthbook@aol.com

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

Email: sales@pomeurope.co.uk

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.

REARDON PUBLISHING

PO Box 919, Cheltenham, Glos GL50 9AN

Telephone: 01242 231800

Email: reardon@bigfoot.com

Web Site: http://www.reardon.co.uk & http:// www.cotswoldbookshop.com

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

Email: sales@johnritchie.co.uk

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.

SCANDINAVIA CONNECTION

26 Woodsford Square, London W14 8DP

Telephone: (020) 7602 0657

Fax: (020) 7602 8556

Email: books@scandinavia-connection.co.uk

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

Email: sales@pocketbond.co.uk

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

Email: patrick.curran@tradecounter.co.uk

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

Email: Richard@TPGLtd.co.uk

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

Email: sales@turnaround-uk.com

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.

TURPIN DISTRIBUTION

Pegasus Drive, Stratton Business Park, Biggleswade, Beds SG18 8TQ

Telephone: 01767 604806

Fax: 01767 604949

Email: kathy.law@turpin-distribution.com

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

Email: sales@vinehouseuk.co.uk

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

Email: info@virtue.co.uk

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

Email: geoffcowen@windsorbooks.co.uk

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.