Library Services

Expert Curators

Thorndike Press offers the most bestsellers and bestselling authors in large print, an experienced editorial staff working to make your collection development easy, and the expertise of your peers to help in your readers’ advisory roles.

  • Our editors are attuned to the interests of large print readers, from current bestsellers to genre fiction; from biography, history and lifestyle nonfiction to the vibrant young adult fiction genre.

  • Each month, our editors provide a list of “read-alikes” — great titles, sometimes by lesser-known authors, with similar styles or subject matter to high-interest titles or authors.

  • Because many of our titles each month are published simultaneously with the original publisher’s editions, large print readers have access to highly anticipated titles from bestselling authors at the same time as regular print readers.

  • Our Women’s Fiction selections are made by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist editor and former librarian who is an expert in the genre.

  • Our Bill’s Bookshelf titles are curated by expert book-selector Bill Kelly (Adult Programming Manager at the Cuyahoga County Public Library), these selections will feature fiction and some nonfiction titles from a mix of bestselling, nationally known, and debut authors whose works will have a strong appeal to men (and other booklovers).

  • Our Peer Picks titles are curated each quarter by a different librarian who recommends the titles and shares views on large print collection development, tips on placement, and more.


Plans for All Libraries and Budgets

Thorndike Press offers Standing Order Plans for all libraries, budgets, and reader preferences as well as an experienced staff of sales consultants to assist you.

  • Standing Order Plans are available for top bestsellers, individual genres, and recommended titles with plans custom-sized to fit your library’s needs. Librarian’s Choice Plans offer the option of choosing your own titles with discounts based on quantity.

  • Our Library Sales Consultants are available to answer questions, assist in selection, or help with your order. These experienced consultants are dedicated to specific libraries in order to better serve your individual needs.


Brief MARC Records

To save you time and resources, access our complimentary brief MARC records in .MRC format via this self-service web page. Simply search by ISBN or title keywords. Then, select multiple titles at one time to merge the records into one file.


Library Processing

Thorndike Press offers library cataloging and processing services including shelf-ready processing, catalog card kits, Mylar jackets, security strip systems and the latest in bar-coding technology.

For assistance or more information regarding cataloging services, please call 1-800-877-4253.


100% Guarantee and Easy Returns

Thorndike Press books are approved by the National Association for the Visually Handicapped (NAVH) and are typeset in 16-point Plantin font using jet-black ink on high-opacity paper. Complete and unabridged, they are produced with durable materials in laminated hardcover and library-bound softcover formats. At 5 ½ x 8 ½ inches, they are similar in size and weight to traditional hardcover editions.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your order, call your Library Sales Consultant for replacement(s) or full refund. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction with the products and services we provide.