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

BTSB celebrates 95 years

Don't miss our special anniversary sales and offers! You could win author visits, ALA award winning books, and more!

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BTSB Old Book Exchange

November/December special offer

Want to change out an old BTSB title for a newer version? Buy 20 or more titles from BTSB and we'll be happy to help!

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2015 ALA award winners are here!

Check out the list of ALA award winners and honor books!

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Featured Author Jarrett Krosoczka

Featured Author – Jarrett Krosoczka

The year is 1998 and young Jarrett Krosoczka is a junior at the Rhode Island School of Design. The Lunch Lady and The Platypus Police Squad are years away. While most of his peers are assembling traditional portfolios for their work, early adopter Jarrett is creating a portfolio website.

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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

  • 11/27/15

    Has your community ever thought about doing the Big Read program? You can apply now for a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts if you want to do the program next year.

    Applications are due by January 27, 2016.
  • 11/26/15

    Sojourner Truth died November 26, 1883 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

    She was born as Isabella Baumfree into slavery but escaped to freedom in 1826. She spent the rest of her life speaking out against slavery and helping guide escaping slaves to freedom. Here are a couple of well-reviewed books about this incredible woman. My Name is Truth: the Life of Sojourner Truth, by Ann Warren, illustrated by James Ransome, published by HarperCollins in 2015, ages 6-10, 35 pp., BTSB# 894400, $20.21, good reviews by Kirkus, SLJ+, Booklist and Bulletin. The remarkable true story of how former slave Isabella Baumfree transformed herself into the preacher and orator Sojourner Truth. An iconic figure of the abolitionist and women's rights movements, Sojourner Truth famously spoke out for equal rights roughly one hundred years before the civil rights movement. Sojourner Truth's Step Stomp Stride, by Andrea David Pinkney, illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney, published by Jump at the Sun in 2009, ages 5-9, 40 pp., BTSB# 719027, $19.51, good reviews by Kirkus+, SLJ+, Booklist and Horn Book. The story of one of the most unique and courageous women in American history, Sojourner Truth.
  • 11/25/15

    A wonderful reference book for children's literature has just been revised and updated.

    See a review of the Oxford Companion to Children's Literature in the Professional Shelf section of our website.
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