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CanLit For Kids Books Ltd.

10934 Prentice Place, North Saanich, BC North Saanich Vancouver Island and Coast Capital
Retail / Wholesale

CanLit For Kids Books Ltd. (CanLit) is a home-based, book wholesale business originally established in 1996 by a team of retired teacher-librarians, which offers a unique book selection service for school libraries. CanLit is designed to save busy teacher-librarians and library staff time and money when selecting books for their school library collections. CanLit specializes in selling recently published high quality Canadian children’s books (exclusively by Canadian authors and/or illustrators and/or publishers) to K-12 school libraries.

We believe that by promoting and supporting the use of Canadian books in school libraries, we are providing a needed service to teacher-librarians, library technicians, teachers and students. We have a reputation for providing the highest quality Canadian books, excellent customer service, an easy ordering process, and a great selection of books (contained in our book packages). CanLit utilizes a detailed screening and selection process to create book packages representing the very best of recently published Canadian books. CanLit offers three order cycles per school year (September, January and April). For each order cycle, there are three English language book packages for Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and Secondary Schools, as well as a variety of recently published French language books (K-12). The nature of the CanLit business provided an opportunity to create positive brand awareness allowing CanLit to become recognized as the authority on identifying and offering for sale, quality Canadian children’s books.

The Canadian Teacher magazine wrote an article (For Teaching, After Teaching – The Joy of A Challenge) (pages 40-42) about CanLit and it’s owners which appeared in the September/October, 2014 issue of the Canadian Teacher.

The Saskatchewan School Library Association, “The Medium” published an article (Fall, 2009) about CanLit titled (CanLit For Kids Can Help!) Mrs. Chris Arnstead, Teacher Librarian, Learning Leader and editor of the online publication, purchased the fall selection of secondary books from CanLit and was pleased with the selection and the service. Chris shared her experience with teacher librarians in Saskatchewan through their official web site (

CanLit would fit well with someone who enjoys reading and literature in general.

The business has a well recognized name (protected under trademark), website, several domain names (all registered), preferred credit card processing rates through Chase Paymentech (negotiated by Retail Council of Canada) and preferred shipping rates with CanPar Transport (negotiated by Retail Council of Canada). Preferred book acquisition discount rates with a number of Canadian publishers and suppliers are in place and secure.

The shares in the company are for sale, along with a well developed and proven business model, including website, domain names, customer list, marketing plan and goodwill. A users/manager guide on all company operations will be available as part of the purchase. There is a small inventory of books and shelving available. Purchase of these items would be optional.


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