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Inspiring a love of reading & supplying schools

Since 1988

With over 30 years of experience in supplying teachers with high quality and up-to-date books, we are committed to helping you inspire a love of reading in your school. 

The Madeleine Lindley Ltd team is on hand to provide expert advice and source the best books for your school. Our supportive staff understand that our customers all have unique requirements and are dedicated to making sure you get exactly what you need.

From the latest releases to the enduring classics, you can be sure to fill your school with the perfect books to foster a new generation of book lovers. 

“Creating a positive reading environment in schools”

The Book Centre

Explore our extensive selection of books and resources on a visit to the Book Centre.

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School Library Supply

Our team can help you build a bespoke library to create a love of reading in your school.

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Training & Conference

We host a range of events in our conference facilities hosted by experts in the field.

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Special offers from the team at Madeleine Lindley Ltd

Madeleine Lindley Ltd

The one-stop shop

for teachers

Teacher Training Days

Expert Help

Bespoke Collections

International Supplier

We select the best children’s books to create a range of collections for primary and secondary schools - and it is this tailor-made approach that has been one of the keys to our success.

Get to know us

It all began in 1988

Over 30 years ago, Madeleine Lindley began selling children’s books and teacher resources to schools in and around Greater Manchester from her home in Chadderton, after a decade of struggling to find the best quality books in her role as a primary school teacher specialising in literacy.

Madeleine wanted every child to develop a love of reading and knew that providing teachers with wonderful books was key to doing this. She became a true expert; incredibly knowledgeable and well-respected, and with the opening of the Madeleine Lindley Book Centre, became an authority to the thousands of teachers who trusted her recommendations from the vast number of children’s books published each year.

Today Madeleine Lindley Ltd is run by Madeleine's daughters Amelia and Rachelle, both experts in the field of children's literature. Along wih their team, they continue Madeleine's work of providing teachers around the world with the best books to inspire a love of reading in their schools.

The Book Centre team are committed to giving teachers unrivalled service when choosing children's books. If you are looking for a competitive quote, the team are always on hand to guide and advise you with your selection of children's books. From recommendations of books on a certain topic to information about the latest releases in children's literature, they are happy to answer any questions you may have.