public library

  • personalized service
  • multi-user web interface
  • collection development services
  • affordable in-house cataloging and shelf-ready processing
  • one-stop purchasing
  • monthly & seasonal selection lists
  • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) inquiries through CATcheck
  • EDI integration

school library

  • personalized service from your local sales representative
  • opportunity to see books before purchasing
  • one-stop purchasing
  • lifetime guaranteed prebound (we own our bindery, therefore, we control the quality!)
  • collection development services
  • shelf ready processing
  • online collection analysis


  • classroom curriculum support
  • custom collections
  • summer reading programs
  • collection development services
  • spanish language collections
  • leveled collections
  • high/low titles

about us

With over 40 years of experience supporting the library and educational markets, CPI is one of the fastest growing distributors of children’s and young adult books in the country.

CPI offers you the greatest choice for building a high quality library collection with the breadth and depth to service all your readers! Our partnerships with hundreds of major educational and trade publishers, as well as small independent presses gives you the most options, the highest fill rates, and the best bindings in one place!

We have built our business on a commitment to not just selling books, but cultivating relationships with our vendors, publishers, and customers. With nearly 300,000 titles, including over 20,000 titles offered in our guaranteed CPI Library Editions, we can help you build your best library.  From curated collections to hand-selected featured titles, we bring you the best — PreK to Teen!