Bulk Book Orders and Discount Pricing for CALPs

Posted:14 November 2019

Author: Cheryl Lovstrom, Community Learning Network

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Updated November 2019

Say it Again for the Folks in the Back!

Way back in 2016, CLN made a big announcement: six fantastic publishing companies agreed to provide books to CALPs at discounts as high as 40%! That’s a lot of spending power! We are happy to announce, for the third year in a row, these publishers have agreed to extend the CALP discount once again.

Click here to access a comprehensive list of all the companies, complete with order forms and contact information.

When you click on any of the order form links below, our handy Excel Workbook of publishers will pop up. Just click on the tab at the bottom of the document with the appropriate publisher’s name and you will see the order form you need. Each publisher has slightly different requirements, so be sure to check you have the right name on the sheet you are using. Once you have completed your order form, you can print that page and email it to the appropriate contact. All orders are to be pre-paid, or you can apply for an account for your organization directly through the publisher.

To help you decide where to start, here is a summary of what’s being offered:

Ampersand Publishing

Handles multiple publishers with a selection of books for all ages. They have offered a 40% discount with a minimum 5 book purchase (which can be from multiple publishers handled by “U of T Distribution”). Check the Ampersand Retail Guide for a list of “U of T Distribution” publishers and rates. Shipping is calculated at the time of order. Make a list of the books you want to order from those advertised on the website, then complete and email your Ampersand order form to complete your order. 

Fitzhenry & Whiteside (Red Deer Press)

Has a selection of children’s and youth titles by local authors. They will give a 40% discount with a minimum order of $125 or 10 books. Make a list of the books you want to order from those advertised on their website, then complete and email your Fitzhenry & Whiteside order form to complete your order.

House of Anansi

Carries children’s (Groundwood books) through adult titles. House of Anansi is offering a 20% discount with no minimum order requirement. Orders of more than 100 books receive a 30% discount. Shipping is calculated at the time of order. Make a list of the books you want to order from those advertised on the website, then complete and email your House of Anansi order form to complete your order.

Harper Collins Book Publishers

Carries a selection of books from children’s through adult. They have authorized a 40% discount with a minimum purchase of $200 before discount. Make a list of the books you want to order from those advertised on the website, then complete and email your Harper Collins order form to complete your order.

Orca Books Canada

Has a selection of children’s and youth titles, as well as “Rapid Reads” for reluctant readers of any age. They will give a 40% discount with a minimum order of $200 or 25 books on all orders. Orders are to be placed online using discount code: CALP

Usborne Books Canada

Offers a selection of children’s books. They have extended us their education rate: 25% in additional FREE books on orders over $500. Shipping is FREE. Use the "send wish list" feature to complete your order.

And, did you know?

Chapters/Indigo

Carries a retail selection of titles for children through adult. Chapters has also extended us a Corporate Account rate. Their no fee “plum rewards” program offers a 10% discount on all books, and free shipping on orders over $25. They also carry the Steck-Vaughan “Complete Canadian GED” textbook for those offering GED prep.

We will update information on a regular basis, so please access all forms through the CALP Portal every time you place an order.

Contact your RSS for complete details and assistance if you need it. We are always here to help you.

Happy reading!!

Cheryl Lovstrom
Regional Support Staff

Central Alberta

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