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 require, in formats that match your budget and your needs. Paperback, Hardcovers, large print as well as Books on CD and playaways are options that we provide when available from the publishers.

Need to find a certain title not in our system? No problem. Let us do the searching.

Canadian Books Packages & Standing Orders
Three times per year, Canlit releases their top-favourite books in 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.

Fresh Books Selection Lists
Our passion and experience leads us to create to our amazing selection lists of top books in a variety of categories of interest to school, libraries, teachers and students. These books will feature both Canadian and international titles from publishers and authors across the globe.

These books are selected based on both readers’ choice and critics’ choice, as well as for their relevance to curriculum and trending topics.

All our books are chosen for their relevance to school curriculum and aim to champion diverse perspectives, Social Inclusion and BIPOC multicultural stories and characters. Books are also chosen for their relevant Canadian content, including Indigenous perspectives. Our “Gold Selections” have received the highest accolades and reviews from the most trusted sources.

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School Starter Collections
We are thrilled to help with your new school library collection. Our starter collection is diverse, exciting, and relevant with a focus on quality and important Canadian content. Contact us with more information about your school or library. We’d be happy to share more about our selections and provide a customized quotation for your project.
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