Acquisitions and Special Orders


Our relationships with Canadian and International publishers allows us to bring in the titles you are searching for. We strive to stay on top of the latest industry trends and curriculum requirements, allowing us to provide you with the titles you seek, in formats that match your budget and your needs. Paperback, Hardcovers, large print as well as Books on CD and MP3 Audio are options that we provide when available from the publishers.

Need to find a certain title? No problem! Let us do the searching. Use one of the options to below for your inquiry. Provide as much information as possible. We will get back to you with a quotation.

How to Place a Special Order or Receive a Quotation for books not in-stock


Browse, create lists and place orders Via our Bookmanager site at: Canlit for Kids Bookmanager Site

By Fax: 778-462-2440 – Fillable Online Form

By Email:

Canadian Books Packages and Standing Orders


Three times per year, Canlit releases our top-favourite books, inluding the following categories:


  • Early Years (Pres-Gr 2)
  • Picture Books (Grades K-4)
  • Chapter Books and Early Readers (Grades 1-3)
  • Middle Grade Novels and Graphic Novels (Grades 5-8)
  • Secondary Novels and Graphic Novels (Grades 7-12)


Customers can log in to select and choose their own custom package, or they can subscribe to our standing orders list and receive packages according to a set budget and select criteria. Standing order packages are released In the Fall, Winter and Spring. (September, January, April) and include up to 5 free returns for credit per package.

Young Readers’ Choice Awards Lists

We stock the following Western Canada young readers’ lists, available at member pricing:

  • Red Cedar Book Awards (BC)
  • Rocky Mountain Book Awards (Alberta)
  • Willow Awards (Saskatchewan)
  • Manitoba Young Readers Awards (Manitoba)
  • Canada Reads Selections