At Tinlids, our sole focus is to provide the best books for our customers. Our collection is carefully curated to reflect the needs of schools and libraries.

Our customers like us because we care about what they care about. But these are some of the other things we’re famous for:


We have the largest showroom in Toronto for onsite purchasing.

Our unique showroom is situated in north-central Toronto, and stocked with thousands of titles in multiple copies, available for browsing and immediate purchase. We are spacious enough to host large groups for meetings, workshops and group purchasing visits. Drop by anytime to browse or shop in our relaxed atmosphere, or just to enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea!


Let us help you choose books for your library or classroom, and we will save you time and money. You can always trust us for quality and competitive discounts. These are some of the ways we can help you with your selection needs:

  • Come to our showroom and we can personally take you through the shelves, helping you pick the right books for your collection.

  • Contact us by phone, fax or email and we can offer suggestions and/or prepare customized lists for you.

  • Give us a budget and selection criteria, and we can choose the books for you.

  • We can customize a list and suggest books to meet any curriculum, subject or specific needs.


We carry in stock a large, exciting collection of great titles to choose from; but our customers are not limited to the titles we have on hand. As a wholesaler, we represent all publishers whose books are available for sale in Canada. If it's in print, we can get it for you. Even if it’s a personal purchase or an adult book!


We believe that your collection should reflect our diverse Canadian population. We put a strong focus on Canadian authored titles, as well as titles that are by underrepresented voices.

We have helped many new libraries build their collections from the ground up. We offer customized selection work and budget-monitoring, and we can help you balance different areas of your collection within your budget guidelines. Our extensive knowledge of the vast selection of backlist titles available ensures that your new collection will not only feature the best new titles, but all the best core collection titles that are still relevant.


Tinlids provides public libraries with comprehensive selection and budget-monitoring programs for new books, for any format, genre or subject area. These programs are customized to meet your library's specific needs, keeping your collection up-to-date. We can allocate new purchases to any number of branches with individual budgets and individual specifications.


We are happy to help you with your school book fair, a birthday program, or any other idea you may have for building your library collection.


Tinlids provides customized classroom libraries for independent reading, as well as themed classroom packages for curriculum or any theme or subject.


We provide workshops and book talks at our showroom and at off-site occasions such as library conferences and school board professional development events. Let us know if we can be a part of your event, or if we can put together an event for you!


Orders worth $500 or higher (before tax) will receive FREE shipping. Orders less than $500 will be charged 5%, with a minimum charge of $10.


Any books sold by Tinlids that are deemed unacceptable may be returned within 60 days for full credit, provided the books are in brand-new/resalable condition. Tinlids will NOT accept returns of books if the reason for the return is related to topics of sexual orientation, gender, race, or matters of diversity. If books are being returned because of an error on Tinlids’ part, or in the case of defective books, Tinlids will pay the return shipping costs. If the books being returned were correctly supplied by Tinlids, the customer must pay the return shipping costs. Any returns that are damaged in transit due to insecure packaging unfortunately cannot be credited and will be returned to the customer.


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