The BTSB Difference

Why Buy Our Books?

Bound to Stay Bound is the foremost bindery in the U.S. when it comes to children's books. BTSB offers a wide range of services and guarantees to make sure that our prebound books last longer than any other editions available on the market.

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MerryMakers Dolls

Bound to Stay Bound is pleased to offer MerryMakers character dolls! Hugable dolls are based on a selection of beloved children's book characters.

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Series Alerts

Series Alerts from BTSB

Bound to Stay Bound will put your library on alert! Sign up for our series alert mailing list and keep your pulse on the big titles coming out in popular series.

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BTSB Overstock Sale

95th Anniversary Overstock Sale

Get any of hundreds of Bound to Stay Bound titles, each for $6.50 or less! Our special anniversary overstock sale starts today.

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BTSB Celebrates 95 Years

Thanks for celebrating with us

From January 20, 2015 to January 20, 2016, BTSB celebrated 95 years of business. We held giveaways, promotions, and hosted special receptions. Our president, Robert Sibert, was presented with the AASL Presidential Crystal Apple Award. And we couldn't have done it without you, our customers.

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New Board Books

Board Books

Your favorite board book titles are now available from Bound to Stay Bound, complete with KidProof™ covers and BTSB's library corners! Your favorite books now come with BTSB durability.

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Judy Freeman

Resources for Judy Freeman, a well-known speaker and writer on children's literature, are available from Bound to Stay Bound! See her BER titles as well as titles from The 2015 Winners! Handbook.

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Featured Author Annie Barrows

Featured Author – Annie Barrows

“Everyone in my family read,” remembers Annie Barrows. “There was nothing else to do at night.” One can imagine the little Annie watching the grownups read to themselves until someone—usually her mother or her sister—would read aloud to her.

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BTSB books face the school bus.

The Book Durability Challenge begins

Bound to Stay Bound recently took our books to a nearby school and put them to one of the ultimate tests -- could they survive an encounter with a school bus?

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Classroom sets

Classroom sets

Order any book -- even books not in Bound to Stay Bound's inventory -- as a classroom set and we'll add custom district or school logos for free! Save time and money by ordering quantities of 25 books or greater for the library or classroom in a quality binding with an unconditional guarantee.

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Processing packages

Processing services from Bound to Stay Bound

Bound to Stay Bound offers a wide variety of processing services on our prebound books, including reading program labels, genre stickers, and much more. Processing packages are customizable and can be changed according to the needs of your school, district, or library at any time!

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Reading Levels

Reading levels search

Need to search by reading levels for Accelerated Reader or Reading Counts? Get started with BTSB's search options.

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Common Core State Standards

Common Core State Standards

Looking for help finding material that matches Common Core or other state standards? Bound to Stay Bound has you covered with our curriculum-specific search.

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Textbook Rebinding

Textbook rebinding services

Have old textbooks with beaten-up covers? Looking to breathe life into your aging texts? Leave it to BTSB with our new textbook rebinding services.

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View the latest print catalog, and all the other fine resources BTSB has to offer. From our Cream of the Crop - Curriculum Tie Ins to our Library Corner updates, we're here to help you get more out of your library! All brochures are in PDF format.

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News Stories

  • 8/30/16

    The Olympic marathon races we see these days are very routine, sedate events compared to the craziness of the 1904 Olympic marathon race held on August 30, 1904 in St.

    Louis, Missouri. Here is a new children's book that captures all the wild characters and outrageous events of that race. The Wildest Race Ever: the Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon, by Meghan McCarthy, published by Simon in 2016, ages 4-8, 41 pp., BTSB# 618503, $20.31, good reviews by Kirkus, SLJ, Booklist and Horn Book. The exciting and bizarre true story of the 1904 Olympic marathon, which took place at the St. Louis World's Fair.
  • 8/30/16

    Joyce Carol Thomas, an author whose very first young adult book won a National Book Award, died in California this month at the age of 78.

  • 8/29/16

    Vivien Thomas was born August 29, 1910 in New Iberia, Louisiana.

    Despite being unable to go to college, Thomas became a pioneer in surgical techniques on the heart through his work with Dr. Alfred Blalock at Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins University. Here are two new books for two different ages of young readers that tell this African American man's incredible story. Tiny Stitches: the Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas, by Gwendolyn Hooks, illustrated by Colin Bootman, published by Lee & Low in 2016, ages 7-10, 32 pp., BTSB# 462646, $20.29, good reviews by Kirkus, SLJ, Booklist+ and Bulletin. Biography of Vivien Thomas, an African-American surgical technician who pioneered the procedure used to treat babies with a heart defect known as 'blue baby syndrome. Breakthrough!: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever, by Jim Murphy, published by Clarion in 2015, ages 10-14, 129 pp., BTSB# 664957, $21.01, good reviews by Kirkus, SLJ+, Booklist+, Bulletin and Horn Book+. The story of the landmark 1944 surgical procedure that repaired the heart of a child with blue baby syndrome--lack of blood oxygen caused by a congenital defect. The team that developed the procedure included a cardiologist and a surgeon, but most of the actual work was done by Vivien Thomas, an African American lab assistant who was frequently mistaken for a janitor.
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