You have been asking & we heard you! Bulk ordering books from Canadian publishers is available for a limited time.

Whether you are planning a grade-wide read-a-thon, building classroom libraries, or distributing books at a community event, our book experts can help you find the right books for the kids you serve at the right price! 

 

To take part in the First Book Canada Bulk Order program, you will need to be a registered First Book Canada member. You can sign up to be a registered First Book Canada member here.

 

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Register With First Book Canada

Create an account with First Book Canada. Educators and program leaders can create a free account anytime at www.fbmpcanada.org/register. If you are not sure if you or your program is eligible for a First Book Canada membership, you can visit our Eligibility FAQs page

Put Together Your First Book Canada Bulk Order

Review the form below and submit your order.  If you or your program has not reached the minimum amount, we encourage reaching out to community members to partner with you to place an order.

First Book Canada Bulk Order Ships To You

Once you submit a request through the Bulk Order form, please expect acknowledgment of your request within 3-5 business days. You may expect a quote within 5-10 business days depending on the complexity of your request.  The standard timeline for delivery is 4-6 weeks after confirmation is successfully received. The actual delivery timeline may vary based on title availability and project complexity. 

Build And Share Your Library

Once Bulk Order has been placed you will receive an email and be charged for your purchases. Tag us in anything you post! We would love to see the purchases you have made and the impact of First Book Canada #BooksToKids.

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If you have any questions about your Bulk Order purchase, please feel free to contact our Bulk order team at canadaspecialorders@firstbook.org. We are available to assist you Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm ET (excluding major holidays).

Do these services incur additional costs?

No, all Bulk Order listed pricing includes all necessary fees and taxes, ensuring a hassle-free shopping experience for our members. If you encounter any unexpected charges, kindly reach out to our Canada Bulk Order team with your order details, and we'll promptly investigate and resolve the issue for you. If your organization would prefer to purchase books directly from the First Book Canada Marketplace, no service fees are incurred apart from the normal Shipping & Handling (Shipping & Handling is free for all Marketplace orders over $100), and applicable taxes. Special logistics requirements may incur additional fees. Please contact us for additional information.

How quickly can I expect to receive a quote?

Once you submit a request through the Bulk Order form, please expect acknowledgment of your request within 3-5 business days. You may expect a quote within 5-10 business days depending on the complexity of your request.

How long will it take to receive my order after I receive and approve the quote?

The standard timeline for delivery is 4-6 weeks after the order is successfully received and submitted to our publishers. The actual delivery timeline may vary based on title availability and project complexity. Please be aware First Book Canada Bulk Order titles cannot be delivered to a PO Box. If a PO Box is used, it is not guaranteed the order will be delivered successfully and on time as this is a member error. We strongly encourage you to submit your home address as the shipping address, First Book Canada cannot guarantee a successful delivery if your organization is closed and an attempt has been made.

Can I receive my order(s) any faster?

No. It is not possible to request a RUSH quote and delivery timeline.

How can I find a copy of my invoice?

A copy of your invoice will be available to you via email when your order has officially shipped. The invoice will have a deadline as to when your Bulk Order must be paid off. Failure to pay for your outstanding dues can incur penalties limiting your abilities to use First Book Canada's Marketplace and take part in programming.

I have been rewarded a promo code and/or a gift certificate, can I use my funding to apply it to a bulk order?

No, all Bulk Orders cannot be funded through a gift certificate or promo code.

What if I want to order fewer than 25 or 30 copies of a title?

Unfortunately, if your order is fewer than the total books listed please place an order with smaller quantities through the First Book Canada Marketplace.

Is it possible to ship my order to multiple delivery locations?

No. Class sets for each title cannot be split, please submit a new form for each location you would like your order to be shipped to. We are happy to deliver books and resources to as many locations as you need. 

I am looking to have my books shipped and available to me before the September school year, when should I submit my order?

We strongly encourage you to have your order submitted and confirmed no later than July 31st, 2024. Based on our delivery timeline this will allow time for your order depending on the complexity to be sent to you.

Can I pay by cheque?

If you are inquiring about paying by another method outside of using a credit card, please contact the Canada Special Orders team: canadaspecialorders@firstbook.org