Listed below are some of the most popular suppliers as used by LIPSSEE members. If required, extensive lists are also provided by  CILIP and the SLA as follows-

  • CILIP produces a very comprehensive annual Online Buyers Guide which lists includes listings on companies and products ranging from book preservation to library management systems, from publishers to security systems and RFID.
  • The SLA also provides a comprehensive list of library suppliers entitled Library, Design and Equipment

Suppliers of library design, furniture, stationery  and equipment

BookSpace –

FG Library

Finnmade Furniture – Finnmade Furniture Solutions Ltd

Gresswell –

Incube –


Librex Educational –

Opening the Book Furniture & Design –

Peters Books & Furniture –                                                                                                      

Suppliers of educational books and *independent specialist children’s bookshops

Askews and Holts Library Services
Preston PR1 1SY

* Bags of Books
Lewes, East Sussex,

*BookNook                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hove BN3 2FJ  

Browns Books for Students
Hull HU1 3AP

Carel Press (Specialises in library skills, displays and other resources in printed, digital & poster formats)                                                                                                                                                                   Carlisle CA2 5AU

Facet Publishing (is the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP and the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals)                                                                                                                                                                             
London WC1E 7AE

Heath Educational Books
Surrey SM3 9QQ

Pickabook  (offers all LIPSSEE members 30% discount on qualifying mainstream titles which covers the vast majority of fiction titles, plus many non-fiction titles too. For more information and details of how to set up an account please email the LIPSSEE co-ordinator, Denise Reed at

Little Linguist  (foreign-language & multicultural resources)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ivybridge                                                                                                                                                    Devon PL21

Peters Books & Furniture                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Birmingham B5 6RJ     





(Last updated by Denise Reed on 24  January 2017)                          

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