Lakeland Childrens Books


Lakeland Childrens Books is a long established supplier of books for children. We supply a varied range of outlets and will adapt the way we work to suit the individual requirements of the customer. What we can offer may be governed by your location but we will always find a way to suit each prospective customer whether they are large or small.

We operate a “Sale or Return” service with spinner stands and regular merchandising visits in the north of England and the south of Scotland. This area stretches from Preston/Southport to Newton Stewart and from West Cumbria to Newcastle upon Tyne/Hartlepool.

This service is "Option 1"

We make regular visits – usually every six to eight weeks, but more often if required, to merchandise your spinner stand and refresh the display with new and popular titles of our choice on a “sale or return” basis.

The outlet will pay us on our service call for all stock sold since the previous visit – less your discount of course. Contact us for discount details.

This Option includes a rotating four-sided stand on free loan for the sole display of our merchandise.

On this Option there is no set up cost as the outlet pays only for stock sold thereby giving a guaranteed profit on every book sold.

This Option is best suited to the smaller outlet or to those who have limited time to devote to this area of their business.

An alternative option is a firm sale arrangement.

This service is "Option 2"

We call on a regular basis, usually every eight weeks, and you may place your order with our representative who will normally be able to provide items from our van stock on a Firm Sale Basis.

Alternatively you can place an order by phone, or e-mail ahead of our scheduled visits, to guarantee availability of the titles you require. We will notify you of the date of our visit together with the latest copy of our illustrated stock list.

On this option you will receive a generous discount provided that the order amounts to £50 or more wholesale. Of course as with our other option, there is No Delivery Charge.

Contact us for discount details.

Lakeland Childrens Books also supplies outlets across the length and breadth of the UK mainland.

For these customers we will supply illustrated stock sheets and a trade price list about every eight weeks. The customer can then order by e-mail, telephone, post or on-line order form. The order will then be dispatched by courier a.s.a.p.

The minimum order is £50 wholesale and the minimum order for free carriage is £200. However we do not charge more than cost on the smaller orders and depending upon the size of the order the charge maybe only partial.

Lakeland Childrens Books will also supply your Day Nursery or Play Group with an excellent selection of books at discounted prices. We trade with a number of leading publishers and are able to access most titles within a reasonable time.

If you are organizing a children’s party or a Santa’s Grotto then books make an excellent, easy to wrap gift. We can supply books for these occasions and offer titles from as little as £1 and upwards. Again discounts are available, contact us for details.

If you would like to discuss any of these options, please contact

Ann or Stephen Edwards

  • By telephone 01229 779645
  • E-mail us at
  • Via the contact page on this web site.