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Welcome to Bertram Books. We are a leading global book wholesaler offering books from over 6,500 publishers. We have fifty years of 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 6,500 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. 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.

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


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New Customers

If you’re looking for a single source supplier who can help you build, develop or transform your business you’ve come to the right place. The Bertrams team are on hand to offer ongoing personalised support.

Download the appropriate application form below or email us at sales@bertrams.com or international@bertrams.com and we’ll aim to answer any queries you have and make the process of becoming a Bertram’s customer as quick and easy as possible.

We look forward to working with you.

Credit Application Form


Non-Credit Application Form


Support For the Trade

Support for the Book 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



01603 648486



01603 648247


Publisher Engagement

01603 648333



01603 648321



01603 648333