We are committed to helping inspire a love of reading in your school.
It all began in 1988
Over 25 years ago, Madeleine Lindley began selling children’s books and teacher resources to schools in and around Greater Manchester from her home in Chadderton. A primary school teacher specialising in literacy, after a decade in teaching struggling to find the best quality books, she took matters into her own hands.
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 8,000 children’s books published every year.
Where we are now
Today, Madeleine Lindley is run by Madeleine’s daughters Amelia and Rachelle, both experts in the field of children’s literature, and their team of over 20 staff who are all committed to giving teachers the friendliest and most helpful service when choosing children’s books.
We select the best children's books to create a range of collections for primary and secondary - and it is this tailor-made approach that has been one of the keys to our success
Mike Lindley | Director
More than just an online shop
We believe that books by the best authors and illustrators create a positive reading environment in your school.
OVER 200,000 hand-picked books online
Choose from over 250 publishers, providing thoughtfully selected children’s books for your curriculum.
Friendly & helpful experts in store
We are always on hand to guide and advise you on your selection of children’s books.
training days to suit your requirements
Our Training and Conference Centre is equipped with the latest technology.
tailor-made service to save you time
We can help you build a bespoke library of books that will bring out the best in your pupils.
Expert advice at your fingertips
With over 25 years' experience, there isn't much we don't know about books. We are always happy to answer any questions, perhaps you are looking for books on a certain subject, looking for a competitive quote, or have something you need more information on, whatever it is get in touch and we get back to you quickly.ASK THE EXPERTS