We support our indie retail partners with books and more, including sidelines, music, and movies. Add to that our excellent team of sales reps, our reliable delivery and in-stock rate, and we've got your store covered from all angles.


Shelf Help

Do you feel like you could use some help bringing fresh ideas to your store? Introducing our new Shelf Help Merchandising Service. We visit a lot of stores and we learn from what we see. We want to share that knowledge with you in whatever way is helpful. Looking to add or expand new sections? Need some suggestions on how to improve your store layout or signage? How about help with marketing or programming suggestions?

We'll work with you to develop and try ideas, measure results, and adjust until you're pleased. It's a no-cost benefit of your relationship with Baker & Taylor. Contact your sales rep or request a Shelf Help consultation.

Baker & Taylor Discover Sidelines

Discover Sidelines

Our Discover Sidelines program brings you original gift items that are perfect to sell alongside the books in your store. Here are four of our most recent catalogs.

Winter 2018 — Our new catalog collects gift and stationery items designed to help your customers find cures for cabin fever. Find puzzles and games, plus notecards and notebooks designed for quiet reflection. Plus we've got items for kids and great suggestions under $15.
» Shop the Catalog (PDF) | Download the Order Form (PDF)

2017 Holiday Gifts — In our biggest gifts catalog ever, we've pulled together our best assortment of games, stocking stuffers, journals, plush, and more for you to stock for your customers this holiday season. We're happy to announce that we now carry games from Bananagrams, making us an easy source for that perennial favorite. Find the top gifts and terrific choices under $15 all in one place.
» Shop the Catalog (PDF) | Download the Order Form (PDF)

Back to School — We scoured our assortment and put together a catalog that is brimming with the supplies your customers will need as they head back to school this fall. You'll find eco-friendly bags and notebooks, plus pens and pencils. We also introduce a brand-new line of book lights from WithIt. Though we timed it for the back-to-school season, these are items you can offer all year long.
» View the Brochure (PDF) | View the Order Form (PDF)

Plush — We've put together a collection of some soft, huggable, plush based on lovable storybook characters. We make it easy to order plush because we have no minimum order quantities and you can order and ship along with your store's regular book orders. You'll find two new plush characters, Dav Pilkey's Dog Man and Brendan Wenzel's cat from They All Saw a Cat.
» View the Brochure (PDF) | View the Order Form (PDF)

How to Order — You may order the items yourself via TS 360 or your POS system or contact your sales rep, who will be happy to place your order for you.

Of course, we offer many, many more sidelines than just the items found in these catalogs. We invite you to browse our most comprehensive assortment of sidelines on TS 360.


UP Close: University Presses

Our new Fall 2017 UP Close catalog presents regional titles available from university presses and independent presses—many available at our standard trade book discount. Because the catalog is divided into five regions (East, South, West, Mountains & Plains, Heartland), it's easy for you to make selections that offer your customers books showing what your state and region have to offer include cooking, history, sports, hometown heroes, and travel destinations.

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We always have ongoing promotions that offer your store extra discounts on books and sidelines.

We're offering savings on New Year, New You titles, African American history, plush and picture books, plus March's Indie Next picks.

See the Special Offers
Not-Yet-Published Books
Browse the lists of NYP titles we've put together on Edelweiss to make your frontlist ordering with Baker & Taylor a cinch.

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University Press Titles - Trade Discount
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University Press Titles - Short Discount
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Fast Facts

We’ve got our eyes and ears open, watching for bestseller momentum and listening for hints of upcoming publicity on books that are important to your store.

This Week's Fast Facts: PDF | Excel

Merchandising Programs

Paperback Essentials
This program is designed to make it easy for used bookstores and other retailers to offer an assortment of new paperbacks. Each month, we'll ship you a fresh assortment of paperbacks that are new, notable, or trending so that your store can focus on what it does best. As an added benefit, when you subscribe, you'll receive an extra 2% discount on the titles in the initial shipment of each month's selection—plus free freight. View the flyer for complete details and check out the titles in this month's assortment.
» Registration is easy—Sign up now!

Indie Next
Sign up to participate in the ABA's Indie Next program through us and you'll receive an extra discount on orders of the upcoming month's title selections, plus a 6-month supply of Indie Next stickers for your store. We'll email you the title lists and accompanying shelf talkers as an added service. Contact your sales rep to sign up.

NPR: Discover Songs
We have partnered with NPR to offer you a branded merchandising program for music. Every six weeks you'll receive six unique music titles selected by experts at Baker & Taylor and NPR that inspire discovery. View the brochure for complete details.