Kent Book Company

KBC's new

KBC Education and pickabook

About us

Customer Testimonials

How KBC can help you

About us

Kent Book Company is a well established (for over 50 years) educational media supplier servicing schools and libraries. KBC is a leading schools and library supplier in the UK and Europe. The company has a 5,000 sq ft servicing, warehouse and despatch centre near Sevenoaks, Kent.

Our customer base includes over 3,000 UK & International schools and libraries, and our specialist staff have extensive knowledge and experience of book supply, servicing and selection for the educational market. Our strategic relationships with major publishing houses are second to none, and we are extremely proud of our commitment to ensuring our customers obtain the highest quality of service.

Our new website -  

KBC is pleased to announce our new web ordering site

This site replaces all the current web ordering functionality from KBC on Monday July 16th 2012.

Pickabook was acquired by KBC in April 2011, and we have now integrated KBC's industry leading schools and library book processing facilities into the pickabook website workflow. This enables and existing KBC educational customers to enjoy the KBC value added services provided, including book jacketting, bespoke spine, class, and AR labelling, and supply of MARC21 bibliographic data.

All KBC's unique products, such as our Collections (see below) are available immediately on the website.

Kent Book Company has been independently audited and awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification.

KBC believe that focus on quality is important in sustaining our long term business success. Certification to the internationally recognised quality management system (QMS) standard, ISO 9001:2000 gives clear demonstration of our commitment to quality in all our processes.

Customer Testimonials

'KBC has helped the ARK Academies develop classroom libraries and book boxes, provided services for whole school libraries and banded books for Accelerated Reader. They are an outstanding company that works extremely hard to satisfy the requirements and needs of all schools.' – Sherry Bent (Literacy Consultant, Ark Academies)

'Swanlea School have been proud customers of KBC for many years. We have always found the service to be quick, reliable and trustworthy. In addition, KBC have shown great flexibility and professionalism in the way they seek to provide us with our specific requirements.' –Sangeeta Sharma (Librarian, Swanlea School)

 How can we help you?

We will ensure you save time and make cost effective purchases for all your book requirements. We specialize in helping you order, select, source and prepare all your library and classroom books and other media.

We source material that has been specially chosen to support the National Curriculum and is equally suitable for teachers and librarians.

Schools and libraries order via post, e-mail, fax or Web for any media suitable for young people from nursery to A level and undergraduate level.

We supply:

  • Reference books for all levels covering all curriculum areas

  • A range of fiction suitable for all key stages and including: picture, board and novelty books for the very young and excellent fiction for all ages from early readers to young adult and beyond.

  • Dictionaries, revision aids, teacher's resources

  • Special needs, Reluctant Readers and Graphic Novels

  • Dual language texts for all ages, European texts

  • Educational resources- from microscopes to desks and stationery

Kent Book Company Ltd
Unit 1 Invicta Business Park
TN15 7RJ

Tel no 01622 717827
Fax no 01622 331446
E-mail: KBC Enquiries

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