Librarian's Resources

"No other source offers such a wide range of literary titles-we always look to SPD for our small press purchases, and they've been an invaluable resource for us as we've expanded our specialty collections."—Lynne Cutler, Oakland Public Library

Standing Order Approval Plans

We want to make it easier for you to get small press books into the hands of your patrons! Our Standing Order Approval Programs are always custom-tailored, so no request is too specific or too general. One of our most sucessful programs, SPD's Standing Order service is already in place, easing the order process for two dozen university and public libraries, including New York Public Library, Yale University Library, Stanford University and Sarah Lawrence College Library.

Libraries can specify parameters to suit the needs of their collections, focusing on publishers of interest in their community or subject matter that appeals most to their patrons.


Library Terms and Discounts

Orders are shipped out automatically with purchase orders, at net-60 days. Shipping is library rate, and out of stock titles can be backordered at your request. Returns are accepted with invoice information, provided books are in saleable condition.  Credits from such returns are good for one year from the date of issue.

For more information about library sales, please contact:
Brent Cunningham
Operations Director
510.524.1668 x308 

SPD'S Titles Are Also Available through the Following Distributors: 

Baker and Taylor
Coutts Library Service
Blackwell North America
Midwest Library Service, Inc.
Yankee Book Peddler, Inc.
Academic Book Center, Inc.
The Book House
Brodart Co.
Ambassador Book Service
Busca, Inc.

Open Stacks

Part of our Library Outreach Program, Open Stacks is SPD's newsletter for librarians. Open Stacks contains news updates, special discount offers, and synopses of new books (including convenient lists of public and university libraries who have already purchased a new title). To sign up for Open Stacks, send us a note with your library name, a contact name, and your fax number or email address.

SPD Recommends

SPD Recommends is a biweekly fax or email highlighting recommended new titles as they arrive at SPD. To sign up for this service, send us a note with your library name, a contact name, and your fax number or email address.


New Arrivals

Solar Maximum
Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Time Down to Mind
Graham Foust

Abraham Smith

Elisabeth Frost and Dianne Kornberg

Two Tragedies in 429 Breaths
Susan Paddon

Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader, Third Edition
Brenda Cranney and Sheila Molloy, Editors