What we do for schools

Working with Local Schools

We are delighted to work with so many local schools.  Our service is friendly and flexible and tailored to your needs.

Here’s a taste of what we can do for you.

Supply of Fiction & Non-fiction Books

We can supply books across the whole curriculum from Foundation Stage to Higher Education. 

We offer competitive discounts and free and fast delivery, often with 24-48 hours. 

We are happy to accept any size of order. 

An invoice will be supplied at the time of delivery, payable within 30 days.

Author Events

Through our links with publishers we can  arrange author visits to your school.  Relevant books can be supplied for sale on the day on a sale or return basis.  Free delivery and discounts still apply.

If you’ve arranged your own author visits, we’ll still happily supply books on a sale or return basis.

School Libraries

We are happy to offer assistance if you’re re-stocking or updating your library.  We can give free advice and supply relevant stock lists and catalogues.  This is complemented by our fast delivery service, discounts and free delivery, all tailored to your budget.

School Visits

We welcome visits from small groups of children (up to 12).  Schools often bring pupils to see us as a reward for good progress for reading.  We love to chat informally with pupils about the shop, bookselling and what to read next.  Drinks and biscuits provided!

Book Celebrations & Awards

We celebrate World Book Day and National Poetry Day, and are proud to be the bookseller sponsor of The Brilliant Book Award, an annual award voted for by Key Stage 3 children in schools across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.


What Schools Say About Us

“I have been a customer of The Bookcase for about 10 years and Jane and her invaluable team have been reliable, friendly and very much focussed and in touch with the needs of our local school community. I have no hesitation in recommending this excellent book shop to anyone who is looking for an efficient and speedy service.”    The Nottingham Emmanuel School


“Jane and her staff offer an excellent service, from recommendations to prompt delivery, and excellent value for money. The team are consistently friendly and helpful.” Woodborough Wood’s Foundation C of E (Aided) Primary School

“Over the years I have grown tired of faceless corporations shipping books to schools simply for profit. I choose to use The Bookcase because they understand that education is more than this. Their involvement and dedication to getting pupils and students to read is first rate and if more retailers did this then my job would be easier in many ways. A business like The Bookcase allows you to deal with real people who share a love of books and learning. They know what you want and the ins and outs of your job and they fit in with your constraints. You can rely on them every time. Literarily amazing!” The Priory Academy School, Lincoln

“The Bookcase has sponsored the successful Brilliant Book Award organised by Nottinghamshire Education Library Service from its launch in 2007.  The award aims to encourage Key Stage 3 students in secondary schools to read for pleasure, and over 30 schools take part each year. The Bookcase coordinates the schools’ orders for the shortlisted titles, provides extensive support for visits to schools by the shortlisted authors and donates book tokens to be used as prizes. The evaluation show that taking part in the award is highly valued by students, with the author visits being the highlight for many of them.”  Nottinghamshire Education Library Service