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New England - the words alone evoke a strong sense of literary identity. Not only is it the home of so many influential writers (including Hawthorne, Longfellow, Stowe, Thoreau, Dickinson, Alcott and Wharton, among others), it is the place where great literature is born and lives with each turn of the page.
Located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, The Book Principal has served as New England's premier choice for purchasing paperback books. Our location in the heart of the Northeast gives us a unique perspective on the region's schools and education systems. We understand your teaching needs and have worked to create an extensive inventory of the most popular books since 1958.
The Book Principal delivers paperback titles to private and public schools from all corners of the world. Our lasting relationships with national publishers have allowed us to create a warehouse of over 35,000 titles for pre-school through high school. There is no minimum purchase for our books, which means you can buy as little as one book! It is our mission to provide your school with the best educational titles while maintaining a friendly, comprehensive buying experience. We're not just New England's largest paperback distributor; we are the first choice in fulfilling educational and literary needs for so many schools throughout the world, and you'll see why with your very first book order.
The Book Principal's philosophy is simple: Low prices, large selection, and fast, efficient service. We guarantee that your school will receive superior service and quality products while working with us. All orders received before noon Eastern Standard Time receive next-day shipping. We extend our Platinum Pages Program to qualifying schools, which includes:

  • 40% Off All Orders
  • Custom Ordering Solutions
  • One-Click Ordering
  • Dedicated Account Representatives
  • Next-Day Emergency Delivery (Within 75 mile radius)

We know that you'll appreciate our attentiveness and accommodating nature. The Book Principal takes pride in the relationships we've formed with schools throughout the world, especially with our neighbors in New England. Our connection to the region has driven us to understand the needs of New England's schools, and our centralized location allows us to visit your school and provide you with real-time, top-notch service exactly as you request it. By providing the youngest generations of New Englanders with quality paperback versions of timeless classics, we hope to further the region's literary heritage and encourage new classics to be penned.
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Stimulate burgeoning minds with the best literature available. To learn what The Book Principal can do for your school, Contact Us or call one of our customer service representatives 1-800-628-8372.

We list approximately 3500 of the most popular titles on our website. However we have access to over 35,000 titles. If you are looking for a title that may not be listed, please contact us via our toll free number, 800-628-7372 or email us at orders@bookprincipal.com and we will let you know if we can provide the title you are looking for.

Publishers regularly change retail pricing. Prices listed may not be reflective of any recent changes. For the most current pricing please contact us.

The Book Principal is proud to work with teachers and schools who belong to the following associations:

International Reading Assn
National Council of Teachers of English
National Catholic Educators Assn
National Alliance of Public Charter Schools
New England Assn of Teachers of English
New England League of Middle Schools
Massachusetts Reading Assn
Massachusetts Teachers Assn
Massachusetts Charter Public Schools Assn
Arizona Charter School Assn
California Assn of Independent Schools
California Charter School Assn
Connecticut Reading Assn
New Hampshire Education Assn
New Jersey Education Assn
New York State Assn of Independent Schools
New York Charter School Assn
North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools
New Mexico Coalition of Charter Schools
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