Welcome

Welcome to the UK's leading book distributor

At the forefront of book distribution in the UK, The Book Service Ltd (TBS), has continuously invested in technology, allowing us to maximise efficiency and minimise cost.

Today, with a volume throughput of over 100 million books per year at our Frating facility, TBS is able to provide significant economies of scale to our client publishers.


accredited since 2005
It is a scale that has been achieved through providing book distribution services with operational flexibility, hi-tech handling systems and above all, an overriding commitment to customer service.
  • Over 100 million books distributed annually
  • 9.5 million order lines dealt with each year
  • 1 million cartons despatched each year
  • Over 31,000 individual titles
  • 50 different imprints use the facility
  • Despatches to 9,000 destinations worldwide
  • Winner of 4 British Book Awards

The Book Service Limited
Part of The Random House Group Limited
Incorporated in England and Wales
Registered Office: 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London. SW1V 2SA
Tel: +44(0)1206 256000 / Fax: +44(0)1206 255715
Company No. 00453161 - VAT Number. 102838980