What we do for schools

We can be your “One Stop Shop” for all schoolbook orders, fiction or non-fiction, large or small. We belong to the Booksellers’ Association’s School Suppliers Group and have a good understanding of the needs of all age groups. We hold accounts with all the major publishers, ensuring quick and efficient order fulfillment.
Our aims are:
  • To provide a speedy and efficient service, tailored to your individual needs.
  • To offer advice and guidance backed by up-to-date information, current catalogues and staff knowledge.
  • To provide books across the entire curriculum from Nursery to Higher Education.
  • To provide books for author visits to schools on a sale or return basis.
  • To take a personal interest in your order, guaranteeing a fast turnaround on a single copy or a larger order.


Services For Primary School Libraries:
Through the expertise of our staff, we are able to offer assistance when it comes to restocking or updating your library. We can provide a free one-to-one advisory service, supplying relevant stock lists and catalogues. We are backed by a fast ordering service and discounts, along with our usual free delivery, all tailored to your budget.
Services for All Schools:
We provide a quick and efficient service, fulfilling your needs and providing much more. We celebrate World Book Day and National Poetry Day. We run reading groups in several local primary schools and we are the bookseller sponsor of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Education Library Service Brilliant Book Award project aimed at KS3 pupils.
Our Terms:
15% discount on fiction and 10% discount on non-fiction, sometimes more on larger orders!
Free and fast delivery – usually 24-48 hours.
Orders can be placed by phone, fax or email.
Invoice supplied at time of delivery and payable within 30 days.

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