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

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 high-quality and up-to-date 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. 


Why Choose Madeleine Lindley?


If you want to revitalise your school’s library or classroom book corner with the latest and most engaging educational books for your pupils, you are in the right place.

The Madeleine Lindley team understands that teachers don't have enough free time to select the crucial teaching resources they require. For this reason, our supportive staff are on hand to provide expert advice and source only the best books for schools that fit your unique requirements and budgetary guidelines. We are here to help teachers all year round, whether that be refreshing your library in time for the new school year or a termly top-up. It is common to find classrooms that are filled with unsuitable and outdated books, leaving half to collect dust, while the other half does not fulfil pupils’ educational and literacy needs. Not only is this an economical waste, but a missed opportunity to inspire a lifelong love for reading.

Our team is dedicated to making sure each customer gets exactly what they need, whether that be educational planning books that promote emotional and educational development, or gripping novels that inspire reading for pleasure. We are also trusted school library suppliers, having stocked countless shelves across the globe with a range of beautiful and diverse titles. What sets us apart is our encyclopaedic knowledge of early years and primary school books. Our staff know the leading children’s book authors, publishers, and illustrators, and will use this knowledge to match the perfect book to your needs. This means that our book packs are carefully selected according to the goals of your educational plan, and not a pre-picked jumble of books.

Our process is not a one-off sale. We know that many schools miss out on offering their children the latest and greatest novels and educational opportunities, simply by not being able to refresh their library often enough. As such, we offer services all year round and even termly subscriptions to allow a continuous flow of fresh and exciting literature to enter your school.

For these reasons, Madeleine Lindley Book Centre services are used by teachers, coordinators, project managers, advisers, inspectors, consultants, college lecturers and researchers from across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia.


Visit Our Acclaimed Book Centre


Our resource Book Centre is stocked with a huge collection of educational tools and resources that can transform your classroom or school library. Our long-standing expertise allows you to find the perfect books that match your class’ educational, emotional and literacy levels. We often refresh our stock of books, from the latest releases to enduring classics. We suggest that every teacher visit our fantastic Book Centre, where we can guide you through the literary options you may be missing out on, and demonstrate how to revitalise your library.

With the help of Madeleine Lindley, you can be sure to fill your library and classroom with the perfect primary school books to foster a new generation of book lovers. All you need to do to start the library refreshing process is get in touch with our knowledgeable and friendly team. We will listen to your needs and educational goals to help put together a fantastic collection of books for your school or classroom.

Individuals, groups and whole staff teams are welcome at the Book Centre to browse our extensive collection. Please contact us ahead of time if you are looking for something in particular and we can prepare a selection of appropriate titles for you to browse on your arrival. The best books for children and their teachers are on display… and the coffee pot is always on.

Find out how we can find the perfect educational books for your classroom

To find out more about how we can help you, contact our expert team by calling 0161 683 4400 or via our contact form.