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      Hachette UK owns two distribution centres, Bookpoint and Littlehampton Book Services. The two centres handle both group and non group work by offering a fully comprehensive service to its wide base of publishers. The sites handle in excess of 60 million books each year, covering export markets and the UK.



      Bookpoint was founded in 1973 to supply distribution services and in 1992 the business was purchased by Headline Publishing Group to offer high quality distribution of product to the Book Industry.

      After the merger of Hodder & Stoughton and Headline in 1993, the decision was taken by the newly created Hodder Headline Group to centralise its distribution at Bookpoint on Milton Park. In June 1999, WH Smith plc acquired the Hodder Headline group including Bookpoint. The business continues to run as an independent supplier of distribution services. In 2004 WH Smith sold the Hodder Group including Bookpoint to Hachette Livre UK.

      The main focus of the business is the provision of high quality distribution services primarily on behalf of the publishing divisions of Hodder Headline but also for a number of third party client publishers.

      Bookpoint employs 260 staff, operating from a 7.3 acre site. The business delivers a comprehensive customer service including an export department and a direct service department handling orders straight to the end consumer.

      Trade Accounts

      To open a trade account please contact the Trade Accounts Department on +44 (0) 01235 400580 or visit the Bookpoint website to download and complete an account opening form.

      Direct Mail Customers

      From January 2008, direct mail customers will have the option of ordering directly from the website. Alternatively they can place orders directly with Bookpoint. Hodder Education customers can already order through its website. For more information please contact us on +44 (0) 01235 827720.

      Contact details

      130 Milton Park
      OX14 4SE
      Telephone: +44 (0) 1235 400400
      Customer Services:
      Tel (trade): +44(0) 01235 82 400 580
      Tel (direct): + 44(0) 01235 82 7720

      For further information please visit the Bookpoint website at

      Littlehampton Book Services


      Littlehampton Book Services has been trading as a distribution operation for twenty seven years and as the name suggests it was originally based in the town of Littlehampton on the West Sussex coast up until 1999 when it moved into new and much larger premises in Worthing.

      As one of the leading book distributors in the UK, Littlehampton Book Services provides its publishers and customers with dynamic and service oriented, leading edge, IT and operational excellence.

      LBS' media distribution facility handles and services orders throughout the UK and world wide.

      Contact details

      Faraday Close
      West Sussex
      BN13 3RB
      Telephone: +44 (0)1903 828500
      For further information please visit the LBS website at