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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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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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

Kids read

Teen Read Week is an opportunity to help struggling readers

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association encourages schools and libraries everywhere to reach out to struggling teen readers who would benefit from access to libraries and reading materials, including during Teen Read Week, Oct. 18-24, 2015, which is being celebrated with the theme of “Get Away @ your library.” Nearly one in four eighth-graders in the U.S. cannot read at a basic level, according to Kids Count. Libraries can play a role in helping more teens become proficient readers, and Teen Read Week is a great opportunity to reach out to teens who are reluctant or struggling readers. read more

  • 2/5/16

    John Deere was born in Rutland, Vermont on February 7, 1804.

    Trained as a blacksmith, he was to invent equipment that revolutionized farming. His story is told in this new biography for children. John Deere's Powerful Idea: the Perfect Plow, by Terry Collins, illustrated by Carl Pearce, published by Picture Window in 2016, ages 7-10, 32 pp., BTSB# 231326, $21.33. Discusses the invention of the John Deere plow and the man behind it, including the idea, the obstacles, and the eventual success.
  • 2/5/16

    Laura Ingalls Wilder was born February 7, 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin.

    She used her own life as material to create the classic Little House on the Prairie books for children. We have a couple of recent biographies of her for children. Little Author in the Big Woods: a Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes, published by Holt in 2014, ages 8-12, 156 pp., BTSB# 624152, $19.51, good reviews by Kirkus, SLJ and Bulletin. This narrative biography describes more of the details of the young Laura Ingalls Wilder's real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys. This biography, complete with charming illustrations, points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities. Laura Ingalls Wilder in Her Own Words, by Kristen Rajczak, published by Gareth Stevens in 2016, ages 9-12, 32 pp., BTSB# 738182, $14.97. A biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the popular "Little House On The Prairie" books.
  • 2/5/16

    Much like last month's blizzard that hit the East Coast, a massive blizzard hit New England on February 6, 1978.

    John Rocco was a young boy living through that snowstorm and he has a recent picture book in which he recalls the experience. Blizzard, by John Rocco, published by Hyperion in 2014, ages 4-8, 39 pp., BTSB# 761099, $20.21, good reviews by Kirkus+, SLJ, Booklist+, Bulletin+ and Horn Book. After a massive blizzard, a boy becomes a hero when he manages to walk to the local store and bring supplies back to his neighborhood which has been snowed in for days. Based on the author's childhood experience.
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