Tinlids - About Us

Tinlids inc. is a Canadian children's and young adult book wholesaler dedicated to providing exceptional selection and acquisition expertise to Canadian schools and public libraries. Tinlids was founded in 2003 by Maria Martella and Scott Millar, veterans of the Canadian children's book industry. Maria was manager for seventeen years at the renowned Children's Book Store in Toronto, and Scott has worked as a sales representative and account manager for a number of different children's book wholesalers.

Tinlids [our name means 'kids' in rhyming slang] has grown in size and reputation to become one of the key library booksellers in Canada. Proudly Canadian, we put an emphasis on the vast selection of outstanding books from Canadian authors and publishers. But as a wholesaler, we represent virtually all publishers whose books are available for sale in Canada. If it's in print, we can get it for you.

What makes Tinlids different? Tinlids was founded first and foremost out of a love for children's books and a concern for making the best books available for children and young adults. We are independently-owned by the person that actually does the book selection, Maria Martella. Each title carried by Tinlids is hand-selected for its quality and relevance to the needs of libraries. We feature not only the hottest new titles, but also the important and rich collection of older (backlist) titles that are essential to any library. Tinlids is not market-driven, it is quality-driven. This is reflected not only in the books we carry, but also in the attention and care we give to all our customers.

More than simply an order-fulfillment service, Tinlids is an environment that teachers and librarians use as a resource for building and developing their collections and for staying in touch with what's new.

Thank you for your interest in Tinlids. Let us help you find something to read!


Tinlids is a proud member and supporter of these important organizations: Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC), Ontario Library Association (OLA), Ontario School Library Association (OSLA), Canadian Library Association (CLA), the Educational Library Booksellers of Ontario (ELBO), IBBY Canada (International Board on Books for Young People), Canadian Association for School Libraries (CASL), and the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program®.



tinlids inc. 130 Martin Ross Avenue, Toronto ON M3J 2L4
ph: 416-665-5663 or 1-800-461-9397     fx: 416 665 0775 or1-800-461-9405
Inquiries: info@tinlids.ca   Orders: orders@tinlids.ca