About Us

Penguin Random House Distribution (PRHD) division comprises of over 1 million square feet across four warehouses, three outbound facilities and one centralised returns processing site. They are located in Colchester and Manningtree (Essex), Grantham (Lincolnshire) and Rugby (Warwickshire). PRHD distribution systems are tailored to meet the specific demand of the book distributions supply chain across trade, education and non-traditional sectors. The dynamic and bespoke infrastructure that has been implemented following continued investment, allows PRHD to service our group companies as well as a large number of third party publishers. The distribution division has been in operation for nearly 80 years.

TBS (The Book Service) – Random House divisions are distributed from this location. It is also the centre for all back office services including customer services, credit management, technology and financial services.

GBS (Grantham Book Service) – is the leading third party distributor for independent publishers in the UK and currently distributes for over 40 publishers. 

Penguin Distribution at Rugby – Penguin Books Limited and Pearson Education are distributed from here. Our facility in Rugby also has years of experience in the distribution of books to schools and academic institutions.

  • 3 Warehouse locations
  • Over 140 million books distributed annually
  • 1 Million sq ft of warehouse capacity
  • Total Consumer Market, on average we distribute 20-25 of the top 50 books annually
  • Distribution owned returns facility