Distribution

Since 1939 Central Books has been distributing books and magazines to bookshops, specialist outlets, individuals and institutions.  

We work with over 400 books publishers and handle over 200 magazines. We are proud of our relationships with publishers and many of whom have been with us for over two decades and some much longer.

We employ over 25 members of staff and continue to pay at least the London Living Wage to all our employees. We are 95% owned by people who do or have worked at Central Books.

Book Distribution 

We distribute a range of intelligent, informative innovative and independent publishers, from trade publishers to NGO’s, from one off publishers to galleries and other specialists. Be in good company, we distribute for Carpet Bombing CultureGambit, Everyman Chess, Wild Things Publishing, Amnesty, Child Poverty Action Group, Dedalus Press , Little Toller, Inpress and Lawrence & Wishart to name just a few.  We think we are big enough to have some clout with the major retailers and small enough to have real contact with you the publisher.  For more information about our book distribution services please click here

Magazine Distribution

We distribute magazines of high editorial content on Architecture, Arts, Crafts, Design, Film, Food, Literature, Photography, Poetry, Politics and other related subjects. We sell these to bookshops, gallery shops and other specialist shops around the world. We have 400 magazine outlets in the UK and 200 overseas. For more information about our magazine distribution services please click here.

Central Books Knowledge Base

We like to share information with our client publishers and help them with their publishing. As part of this we are developing a searchable knowledge base and over time we hope to enlarge this further. Some of the pages have very general information and are open to anyone. If you are a client publisher there is additional information that you can access but you will need to know your login, usually the same as your login for www.bookweb.co.uk/central . The Knowledge Base contains information for book and magazine publishers. Please feel free to look through it. We welcome any comments and corrections about its contents or even suggestions for additional pages, www.centralbooks.com/kabse.