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.