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Welcome to Bertram Books, a single source of supply from 5,000 publishers to you. With 50 years’ experience in supplying the book trade in over 100 countries worldwide, you can rely on us to support your business.

About Us

Now in our 50th year, Bertrams was founded in a chicken shed in 1968 by the late Elsie Bertram, MBE and her son Kip. From these humble beginnings, Bertrams grew to become the UK’s leading book supplier to retailers large and small, in the UK and overseas.

We now offer a single source of supply from over 5,000 publishers from our 185,000sq foot warehouse. We supply a broad range of customers worldwide with next day delivery on over 200,000 in stock titles.

Bertrams strive to make bookselling easy, and our customers benefit from competitive pricing on over 10 million titles, and great customer service offered by both personal account managers and our experienced customer service team. We also offer a range of marketing support to our customers, and regular promotional offers on thousands of relevant titles. Our marketing and buying teams work closely with publishers to select titles for promotions and often work with a panel of independent booksellers to select titles for key publications. Bertline is our market leading stock control system, used by more customers in the UK than all other systems combined.

Aurelius Investments, a pan European asset manager, acquired the business in February 2018, from Connect Group who had been the owners since 2009. Aurelius see significant potential for the group, now rebranded Bertram Group Plc. In the coming months, Aurelius will work with the senior leadership team to implement its planned strategy to drive efficiencies and accelerate growth across its full brand range, strengthening its operations, and focusing on expanding the business' international footprint, service offering, marketing capabilities and e-commerce platform.


Bertram Group Brands are : Bertram Books, Bertram Library Services, Dawson Books, Wordery, Houtschild and Erasmus.

 

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Meet Our Team

Support For the Trade

Support for the Trade

 

Bertrams are keen supporters of book trade initiatives and are members of the Booksellers Association.  We sit on the executive committee of the World Book Day charity, and support Books are My Bag and Quick Reads.

Contact Us

You can contact us via the relevant department below:-

Customer Services


01603 648400


books@bertrams.com

Sales


01603 648486


sales@bertrams.com

Marketing


01603 648247


marketing@bertrams.com

Publisher Engagement


01603 648333


newpublishers@bertrams.com

Bertline


01603 648321


bertlinesupport@bertrams.com

Recruitment


01603 648333


recruitment@bertrams.com

Come and meet us at a book trade event

Sales, Marketing and Publisher Engagement teams regularly attend trade events, this year so far we are planning to attend:


April

London Book Fair 10th-12th April 2018, Stand 6B35

 

September

Booksellers Association Conference, Retailers and Suppliers Retreat

 

October

Frankfurt Book Fair10th-14th October 2018, Stand: TBC

 

Please get in touch to make an appointment or call to see us on our stand.