Trade Information

Here you should find the information you need to place a trade order for Kelpies books.

Who publishes the Kelpies?

The Kelpies imprint, which includes all our ranges (Wee Kelpies, Picture Kelpies, Kelpies World, Young Kelpies, Kelpies and KelpiesEdge), is published by Edinburgh-based independent publisher Floris Books.

I’m based in the UK and/or Europe, where should I order my Kelpies books from?

Bookshops, libraries, schools, wholesalers and other trade outlets can order Kelpies books from our UK distributor Booksource, who are based in Glasgow, Scotland. Booksource holds our entire range of in print Kelpies books.

Download our full Kelpies order form (excel spreadsheet)

Trade orders should be sent directly to:

50 Cambuslang Rd
Glasgow G32 8NB

Telephone: 0845-370 0067 (UK) or +44-141-642-9192 (international) Mon-Fri 9am-5pm GMT
Fax: +44-(0)845-370 0068

Trade terms

Our trade terms vary, so if you would like to discuss specific terms with us, please email or call +44-(0)131-337 2372 and ask to speak to our Sales Manager. As a general guide, however, our trade terms are:

  • Reduced discount under £30 retail invoice value (except cash-with-order)
  • UK: Carriage/freight included
  • Non-UK: Carriage/freight additional

Our customer service team at BookSource will be able to advise you of carriage costs on specific orders, credit terms, delivery times, price and availability. Their contact details are above.

I’m based outside of Europe, where should I order my Kelpies books from?

For trade accounts in the USA, Canada, Australia or South Africa, please go to the Distributors page on our main Floris Books website for contact details of our overseas distributors. Please note that outwith the UK and Europe the selection of Kelpies books available for immediate dispatch may be restricted.

I’m a UK bookshop, school or library interested in hosting a Kelpies author visit

Our Kelpies authors are keen to visit schools, bookshops, libraries and festivals to meet their fans and introduce new readers to their books. For more information about specific authors you can visit their author page via our Author Index. Each author page lists contact details, including a link to their entry on Scottish Book Trust’s Author database, and a downloadable Events Sheet for their latest book.

If you would like advice on which author would be suitable for your event, please contact our marketing team who will be happy to help.

You can also find more information for teachers on our Schools & Teachers page.

For general advice on hosting an event with a Kelpies author, please visit our Author Events page.

I’m a UK bookshop, school or library looking for sample copies, posters or other promotional materials

Would you like a proof copy to read before anyone else? A poster to brighten up your bookshelves, library or classroom? Or even materials to create the best bookshop window ever? We can probably help! Please email


Please go to our Catalogues page to view our current and archived catalogues online.