Standing Order Plans

Whether you’re a large, small, or mid-size library, Thorndike Press Standing Order Plans deliver the titles your readers expect on a regular basis, shipped monthly or quarterly. You’ll enjoy special savings and the convenience of fully processed orders (just unpack and shelf), no contract, no lock-in, and a 100% guarantee on all books.

Please note that not every title in a standing order ships in the month that it appears in our catalog. Some titles may ship early. Plans that include simultaneous publications ship those titles as soon as they become available — which can be at the same time or within three weeks of regular print publication. For example, your plan may offer 8 titles per month, but you may receive 10. For this reason, the prices below are annual estimates. To learn which titles are scheduled for shipment each month visit our coming soon pages.


We offer more than 30 plans to fit every library’s budgets. For more information or to start a program or plan, contact your large print Sales Consultant

Available Standing Order Plans

Ask your large print Sales Consultant about additional pricing options that may be available for the plans listed below.

African-American Standing Order Plan
Captures the best works by bestselling, award-winning and popular African-American writers. Collection focuses on titles about relationships and experiences of African-Americans through the ages, told in a mixture of genres. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $864.

Basic Standing Order Plan
The #1 standing order plan in libraries today! This plan offers your large print readers access to the most popular blockbuster bestsellers, award-winners, and up-and-coming authors. Most are simultaneous publications. Receive 96 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $2,496.

Bill’s Bookshelf Standing Order Plan
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). Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.

Biography and Memoir Standing Order Plan
A Mix of bestselling and well-reviewed biographies and memoirs – including: historical biographies, celebrity biographies and memoirs, and inspiring narrative memoirs relating fascinating and compelling experiences of intriguing people. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $612.

Christian Fiction Standing Order Plan
Christian Fiction is a very popular genre with a range of readers. These titles are engaging, well-written, and wholesome fiction with Christian themes and messages that appeal to all ages. Contains many of the top bestselling authors as well as a mix of sub-genres. Receive 48 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,173.

Christian Historical Fiction Standing Order Plan
Inspiring Christian historical fiction that appeals to all ages‚ featuring strong spiritual themes and all the elements of historical fiction that readers love. Its editorial focus is well-written‚ compelling and entertaining historical fiction. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $819.

Christian Mystery Standing Order Plan
Well-written, compelling historical fiction titles that appeal to all ages and feature strong spiritual themes and all the elements of Christian Fiction that readers love. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $549.

Christian Romance Standing Order Plan
A mix of engaging clean romances that are appropriate for all ages. These are well-written, compelling romances with a Christian message that will delight fans of the genre. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $828.

Christian Select Standing Order Plan
Our editors search the existing Christian Standing Order Plans to bring you the best titles from our list of award-winning Christian authors. Receive 60 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,440.

Clean Reads Standing Order Plan
General fiction, mystery and romance titles that do not contain graphic violence, explicit sexuality or strong profanity. Full of encouragement, warmth and humor that you’d be comfortable giving to your grandmother! Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $837.

Core Standing Order Plan
This blend of current bestsellers and well-reviewed fiction will help you add depth and breadth to your bestseller collection. This is a perfect complement to the Basic Standing Order. Aimed at pleasing a wide readership‚ this plan includes New York Times bestsellers‚ award-winning titles‚ and works by highly acclaimed authors with many simultaneous publications. Receive 96 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $2,496.

Distribution Standing Order Plan
As a special service to our customers‚ we distribute bestselling and popular large print titles from other publishers through our catalog. This offers the convenience of ordering from one source. This subscription contains a mix of both hardcover and softcover titles. Receive about 320 hardcovers/softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $6,677.

Editor’s Choice Standing Order Plan
An economical‚ convenient way to automatically receive the hottest new titles in large print. Our editors search our top bestselling plans to find the new titles most likely to show up on your reserve list. Most titles are simultaneous publications. Receive 96 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $2,906.

Gentle Romance Standing Order Plan
Appropriate for all readers‚ and especially appealing for outreach programs, these are clean, heartwarming romances. Receive 16 hardcovers a year (quarterly shipments) for approximately $372.

Hardcover Genre Value Standing Order Plan
You receive one Mystery‚ one Romance‚ and one Western title selected by our editors as the best from our existing hardcover plans. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $950.

Harlequin Romance Standing Order Plan
We offer the finest selections from the popular Harlequin Romance line in a library hardcover format. These lightweight hardcovers are perfect for otureach and homebound library services. Receive 60 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,305.

Historical Fiction Standing Order Plan
Featuring highly acclaimed and bestselling historical fiction that embraces a wide range of sub-genres, including: literary, romance, adventure, mystery, frontier fiction, and fictional biographies. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.

Lifestyle Standing Order Plan
A collection of enlightening nonfiction titles that will appeal to today’s life-long learners. Titles will include a range of topics from how-to, financial advice, health issues, personal growth, and other high-interest topics focused on the lifestyle of today’s large print reader. Receive 16 hardcovers a year (quarterly shipments) for approximately $393.

Middle Reader Standing Order Plan
Level the playing field and support literacy by adding large print to your youth services collection. Appropriate for ages 9–14 and grades 3–8. Receive 28 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $441.

Multicultural - Large Print Standing Order Plan
Editor-curated from our bestselling and strong midlist titles to help expand your collection to serve diverse readers. Featuring settings, content, protagonists, and authors who deserve greater attention in mainstream fiction and nonfiction. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $648.

Mystery Standing Order Plan
Selected from a mix of all the popular mystery subgenres — classic whodunits‚ hard-boiled‚ cozies‚ police procedurals‚ true crime‚ adventure/suspense — featuring many of the highly acclaimed and unique mystery titles popular with today’s readers. Receive 72 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,745.

Mystery Sampler Standing Order Plan
Designed to meet the needs of all your Mystery loving patrons. Our editors selected the best we have to offer from our existing Mystery plans. This subscription contains a mix of both hardcover and softcovers. Titles selected by our editors as the best we have to offer from these existing plans. Receive 36 hardcovers/softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $846.

Nonfiction Standing Order Plan
This standing order plan features bestselling and popular nonfiction titles that are highly engaging and have a broad appeal to many readers. Titles cover a wide spectrum of nonfiction sub-genres – including: armchair travel, popular science, pets and animals, popular culture, humor, history, current events, and biographies and memoirs, and other standouts in narrative nonfiction. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $900.

Paperback Bestsellers Standing Order Plan
Blockbuster bestsellers by today’s top authors released with the original publisher’s softcover edition. Receive 48 softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $481.

Peer Picks Standing Order Plan
Keep your large print collection up to date with a curated set of buzz books, new and noteworthy reads, and other popular titles, hand-selected by librarians from across the country. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.

Publisher’s Showcase Standing Order Plan
Titles chosen from existing plans by our Publisher‚ Jamie Knobloch, guaranteed to be a hit with your large print patrons. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $648.

Relationship Reads Standing Order Plan
Formerly known as the Superior Collection, Relationship Reads features a mix of contemporary women’s fiction, coming-of-age, romance, and other genres highlighting human connections. Receive 24 softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $486.

Reviewers’ Choice Standing Order Plan
Features titles that have received one or more starred reviews from one of the four major review journals: Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.

Romance Standing Order Plan
Romance at its best. With titles from every popular sub-genre from a mix of top-selling authors. In styles from chaste to explicit, this subscription offers selections for every romance reader. Receive 48 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,170.

Senior Book Groups Standing Order Plan
Offers current and popular book club worthy titles with guides, and other necessary resources to form and lead a book discussion group for senior readers. Ask your sales consultant about other plan options. Receive 16 hardcovers with guides a year (quarterly shipments) for approximately $405.

Silhouette Romance Standing Order Plan
A well-loved romance line offered in a library hardcover format. These lightweight hardcovers are perfect for outreach and homebound library services. Receive 36 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $783.

Softcover Genre Value Standing Order Plan
Consists of one Mystery‚ one Relationship Reads‚ and one Western title selected by our editors as the best from our existing softcover plans. Receive 36 softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $729.

Thriller Standing Order Plan
Thriller is a genre of fiction that is peaking in popularity and in the number and quality of titles available. In thrillers‚ a hero — sometimes reluctant — must find the resources to face down villainy against extraordinary odds! Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.

Western Standing Order Plan
Features the best of the New West and the Old West. A mixture of newly published contemporary and traditional Westerns by award-winning and well-known authors in the genre. Receive 48 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,047.

Wheeler Cozy Mystery Standing Order Plan
Quick reads that are light-hearted in tone involving amateur sleuths solving the crimes. They contain loveable characters and amusing dialogue without any graphic sex‚ violence‚ or profanity. Receive 48 softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $972.

Wheeler Hardcover Standing Order Plan
Consists of a mix of top-circulating genres, this blend of current bestsellers and well-reviewed fiction will help you add depth and breadth to your bestseller collection. Aimed at pleasing a wide readership‚ this plan includes New York Times bestsellers‚ award-winning titles‚ and works by highly acclaimed authors‚ with many simultaneous publications. Receive 60 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $1,623.

Wheeler Western Standing Order Plan
Features classic Western writers and introduces new and up-and-coming authors in the genre. Sure to please all Western fans! Receive 36 softcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $711.

Women’s Fiction Standing Order Plan
These stories are for women about women — their relationships with family and friends, about how they overcome obstacles in their lives and discover the value of loving themselves. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $567.

Young Adult Standing Order Plan
Offers the best of young adult literature in a large print format‚ designed for reading levels from grades 8 through 12 and beyond. These are high-appeal titles with adult crossover potential. Receive 24 hardcovers a year (monthly shipments) for approximately $459.


Didn't find a Standing Order Plan(s) that fit your library's needs? Want more control over title selection? Still want a discount? We have a solution!

Librarian's Choice Programs

YOU choose the plan and YOU choose the titles!

Thorndike Press, Wheeler Publishing, Kennebec Large Print, Large Print Press and Five Star, imprints of Gale, a Cengage Company, offers a program that is perfect for you and your library with choice, variety, and the option to obtain multiple copies of the same title.

All Choice Programs span one full year from the date of your first order.

  • Choice Program 1: Minimum of 25 books at a 15% discount with free shipping & handling.
  • Choice Program 2: Minimum of 48 books at an 18% discount with free shipping & handling.
  • Choice Program 3: Minimum of 100 books at a 20% discount with free shipping & handling.