Schools & Public Libraries

Tinlids offers these invaluable services:


Our unique showroom is situated in north-central Toronto, and boasts more than 5,000 titles in multiple copies, available for browsing and immediate purchase. We are spacious enough to host large groups for meetings, workshops and group purchasing visits. Drop by anytime to browse or shop in our relaxed atmosphere, or just to enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea!


Let us help you choose books for your library or classroom, and we will save you time and money. You can always trust us for quality and competitive discounts. These are some of the ways we can help you with your selection needs:

  • Come to our showroom and we can personally take you through the shelves, helping you pick the right books for your needs.
  • Contact us by phone, fax or email and we can offer suggestions and/or prepare customized lists for you.
  • Give us a budget and selection criteria, and we can choose the books for you.
  • We can suggest books to meet any curriculum, subject or specific needs.
  • ...Contact us for more details.


Whether you are looking for books that match a specific theme, meet a special need, or if you are looking to refresh a certain area in your collection, we can help. We have an extensively coded database of more than 60,000 titles, and the expertise to use that information to create a custom list for your school or library.


We carry in stock a large, exciting collection of great titles to choose from. But our customers are not limited to the titles we have on hand. 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.


Our fully searchable website lists over 30,000 Tinlids-recommended titles that can be ordered from us. We also post interesting news items, and special lists, booktalks and lesson plans for easy download. Don't forget - even if you don't see it on our website, if it's in print we can get it for you.


We have helped many brand new libraries build their collections from the ground up. We offer customized selection work and budget-monitoring, and we can help you balance different areas of your collection within your budget guidelines. Our extensive knowledge of the vast selection of backlist titles available ensures that your new collection will not only feature the best new titles, but all the important titles from the past.


Tinlids provides public libraries with comprehensive selection and budget-monitoring programs for new books, children's music, audio kits and audiobooks. These programs are customized to meet your library's specific needs, keeping your collection up-to-date. We can allocate new purchases to any number of branches with individual budgets and individual specifications.


We provide workshops and book talks at our showroom and at off-site occasions such as library conferences and school board professional development events. Let us know if we can be a part of your event, or if we can put together an event for you!


Orders from Ontario and Manitoba worth $500 or higher (before tax) will receive FREE shipping. Orders less than $500 will be charged 5%, with a minimum charge of $10. (For customers outside of these provinces, please contact us for shipping charge information.)


Any books sold by Tinlids that are deemed unacceptable for any reason may be returned within 60 days for full credit, provided the books are in brand-new/resaleable condition. If books are being returned because of an error on Tinlids’ part, or in the case of defective books, Tinlids will pay the return shipping costs. If the books being returned were correctly supplied by Tinlids, the customer must pay the return shipping costs. Any returns that are damaged in transit due to insecure packaging will not be credited, and will be returned to the customer.