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About Peters Educational Books

Who We Are

Peters' 75th Anniversary Logo

Peters Educational Books is part of the online retail outlet provided by Peters Bookselling Services. Peters Bookselling Services are the UK's principal and probably the best children's library supplier in the country. The parent company, J S Peters & Son Ltd., has been involved in library supply and general bookselling since 1935 with the opening of their first shop in Moor Street, Birmingham by John Sheldon Peters.

Now the only dedicated children's specialist supplier in the country, Peters is still owned by the Peters family, who are still actively involved: Malcolm retired in 2009 and his son Rhydian - fourth generation Peters - replaced him as Chairman.

In 2010 Peters celebrated 75 years of servicing and supplying children's books to libraries and schools.

What We Offer

Whether you represent a school, a nursery, a community library, or whether you just wish to buy books for yourself, your class or your children, we hope you'll find exactly what you're looking for here at Peters Educational Books. Sign-up for an account, it's free, and you'll be able to order via credit or debit card. We can also provide a limited invoiced account for groups and organisations. See below, for further information for Schools Customers.

Schools Customers

For invoiced customers, Peters Bookselling Services provide a more specialised online retail outlet called Petranet. If you require additional servicing, have multiple delivery addresses, require multiple staff logins, need order tracking, require further bibliographic data services or wish to make use of our librarians specialist knowledge for supplier selection, please get in touch with our Sales Team (email: or phone: 0121 666 6646), who will be delighted to help you.

What Our Customers Say

We aim to provide you with the best in Childrens and Teenage books currently available. We value our customers as much as they value us, as these comments highlight:

"Second to none in the book trade"
- Kath Morgan, Bolton School Library Service

"We are always grateful for the help we get from Peters."
- Giles Harrison, Librarian, LB Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service.

"Thank you! As ever, swiftly and efficiently done."
- Peter Bone, School Library Service Manager, Portsmouth City Council

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