Tinlids (our name means ‘kids’ in rhyming slang) is a Canadian Children's and Young Adult bookseller dedicated to providing exceptional selection and acquisition expertise to schools and public libraries, as well as helping parents with their home library. We are also proud to be the official wholesaler for the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading® Program (see our Forest of Reading page).

Our Story  Tinlids was founded in 2003, first and foremost out of a love for children's books and a commitment to make the best books available for children and young adults. We are located in Toronto, Canada and are independently-owned by Maria Martella, who carefully selects each title for its quality and relevance to the needs of school, public and home libraries. We feature not only the hottest new titles, but also the important and rich collection of older (backlist) titles that are essential to any library. We believe in quality. This is reflected not only in the books we carry, but also in the attention and care we give to all our customers.

We represent virtually all publishers whose books are available for sale in Canada. If it’s in print, we can get it for you.

Thank you for your interest in Tinlids. Let us help you find something to read!