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American Book Company is the largest wholesale distributor of closeout, remainder, hurt, promotional and bargain-priced books. “Remainder” books are overstocks that have not left the publisher’s warehouse. “Hurt” books are not necessarily damaged or defective, but refer to books returned to publishers which are not reprocessed into inventory.

Our company was founded in 1997 by Dean Winegardner who is currently our Chairman. We source our books primarily from leading publishers such as Penguin Putnam, Harper Collins, Random House, Hachette Book Group, Perseus, and St. Martins Press as well as other publishers, book brokers and distributors. We have a variety of customers including bookstores, supermarkets, drug and dollar stores, book fairs, discount chains, colleges and more. Currently, we have our sales office in Knoxville, TN and distribution center in Jefferson City, TN of over 900,000 sq. ft.

We offer high quality titles, including many former bestsellers at tremendous values. And each week, our inventory is added to and replenished by the hundreds, so our customers always have access to bestselling books from bestselling authors. In addition, we have more than 20,000 titles to choose from, across more than 60 different broad and niche categories. We offer a number of formats including hardcover novel, trade paper, paperback, coffee table and audio books. Accessories, games and mini books are part of our inventory as well. And our products are offered at some of the lowest prices in the industry.

Although our books have been subject to slight wear from shipping and shelf life, most are in good to excellent condition. “Mint Condition” can be requested for a higher price.

Our custom-built display units are shipped upon request with each order, allowing for easy set up of promotions. Therefore, our customers do not have to worry about making space on their shelves. We offer unique displays that house various formats of books.

We ship most title orders within two weeks. We have one of the quickest turnovers in the industry because we realize that timing is an important part of promotions. And we provide special services upon request. We can label books with either a retail price point or UPC barcode. We are EDI capable and perform order assorting, drop shipments and customized assortments. We will even route orders for our accounts. In addition, our customers can take advantage of volume freight discounts by using our traffic department.

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American Book Company USA Operations

Headquarters - Knoxville, TN

Warehouse & Distribution Facility- Jefferson City, TN

Showroom - Jefferson City, TN

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American Book Company Account Base

Trade Accounts

Bargain Outlets
College and University Bookstores
International (subject to rights issues)
Traditional Accounts - Individual Bookstores, Bookstore Chains,
Christian, Independents, Museums, Library Wholesalers, etc.
Non-Traditional Accounts
Book Fairs
Card Gift and Stationary
Corporate Fairs
Discount Chains
Display Marketers
Dollar Stores
Drug Stores
Mass Market
Non-Book Wholesalers
Premium Accounts
School Fairs
Specialty Accounts
Warehouse Clubs

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Products and Promotions

American Book Company's promotional programs feature high quality titles, including many former bestsellers and recognizable authors, at value priced retail points that are 50-90% off the original suggested retail. Your customers will certainly recognize the tremendous value these items represent when they compare the promotional price to the original retail price. Some of the categories American Book Company can extend to you to dramatically impact your sales, include:

Children's Books
Young Adult
Adult Hardcover Novels
Gardening Books
Religious and Inspirational Titles
Coffee Table Books
Audio Books
Dollar Day Promotions
Seasonal Tie-in Promotions

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Warehouse and Distribution Operations

 10 Managers, 10 Supervisors, and 322 employees
 Facility is over 900,000 sq. ft.
 68 dock doors
 20,000 + SKU’s
 30,000 + bin positions
 67 OSHA Certified forklift operators
 Complete Supply Chain Fulfillment Services
 Sorting
 Display Assembly
 Vendor Managed Inventory
 Quality Assurance/ Quality Control
 Packing and Labeling
 Global Freight Management

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Values and Mission Statement

The mission of American Book Company is to satisfy the needs of our suppliers and customers for cost effective, high quality services.

In meeting this mission, we will be guided by the following values:

SERVICE to Our Suppliers and Customers
Continuous Quest for EXCELLENCE
Uncompromising INTEGRITY
GROWTH through Opportunity

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