SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES

At Tinlids, our sole focus is to provide the best books for our customers. Our collection is carefully curated to reflect the needs of schools and libraries.

Our customers like us because we care about what they care about. But these are some of the other things we’re famous for:

SHOWROOM

We have the largest showroom in Toronto for onsite purchasing.

Our unique showroom is situated in north-central Toronto, and stocked with thousands of 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!

SELECTION HELP

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 collection.

  • 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 customize a list and suggest books to meet any curriculum, subject or specific needs.

  • ...contact us for more details.

SPECIAL ORDERS

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 all publishers whose books are available for sale in Canada. If it's in print, we can get it for you. Even if it’s a personal purchase or an adult book!

OPENING DAY COLLECTIONS

We believe that your collection should reflect our diverse Canadian population. We put a strong focus on Canadian authored titles, as well as titles that are by underrepresented voices.

We have helped many 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 best core collection titles that are still relevant.

AUTOMATIC RELEASE PLANS

Tinlids provides public libraries with comprehensive selection and budget-monitoring programs for new books, for any format, genre or subject area. 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.

SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS

We are happy to help you with your school book fair, a birthday program, or any other idea you may have for building your library collection.

CLASSROOM LIBRARIES

Tinlids provides customized classroom libraries for independent reading, as well as themed classroom packages for curriculum or any theme or subject.

WORKSHOPS & BOOK TALKS

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!

SHIPPING CHARGES

Orders worth $500 or higher (before tax) will receive FREE shipping. Orders less than $500 will be charged 5%, with a minimum charge of $10.

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!