Allsorted has the books you need, in stock. 

So, could you save time & trouble - and sell even more books - if you choose to consolidate more of your buying with us?

Over time Allsorted has made understanding what sells in cathedrals, abbeys and churches a key area of focus. This means we have a deeper knowledge of what sells than many other book suppliers.  So, we are well positioned to help craft a right sized selection of titles that have been tried & tested, helping our customers to maximise their sales.

In 2019 Allsorted supplied books to 28 different cathedrals, abbeys and churches. In 2020 we have revised how our stock holding is managed and controlled for cathedrals, and so hope to supply even more! 

Our aim is to hold a ‘buffer’ stock of at least 50 copies of every core title in the range, so we are much less likely to run out of stock at key periods, and are much more likely to have a better fill-rate than book wholesalers that compete with us.

Our intention is to build on our product strengths for cathedrals, which we see as:

  • A core of about 30 books on cathedral architecture and church history.
  • A core of about 30 ‘inspirational’ Christian titles, including children’s titles and few gift edition bibles too. 
  • A core of about 30 titles on medieval history - again including some children’s titles.
  • A loose list of about 75 titles that are generally recommended for all our visitor attractions, castles, historic houses, as well as  cathedrals.  These secular gift books simply seem to sell quite well or very well everywhere we put them.  At any point in time likely themes will include ‘afternoon tea’, ‘friendship’, ‘kings & queens’, ‘brain teasers’, etc.  (We typically range around 3,000 general gift books and children’s books, so this selection is the-best-of-the best.) 

Buyers at cathedrals & abbeys do come to us when: 

  • They want to save time buying  – you too can consolidate some or all of your buying with Allsorted rather than placing orders with multiple publishers.  (Allsorted regularly meet with over 50 publishers’ representatives, so that you don’t have to). 
  • They want to reduce the administrative burden for themselves, and their team.  One order, one delivery, one invoice, one payment… that all saves valuable time.
  • They would like the support of a dedicated sales person who will come out to visit regularly, and will help by suggesting specific titles that might be perfectly suited, ultimately resulting in a measurable improvement in sales.
  • Occasionally our customers have realised that Allsorted provides display fixturing included in the price of the books (supplied on a free-on-loan basis). This fixes a problem they may have in merchandising and selling books on specifically designed display units.
  • They conclude that choosing a best-selling range, and keeping them in stock, when they come from so many different publishers & suppliers, really is a time-consuming challenge, and that Allsorted is a ‘solution’ that can help with some or all of this.  


What do our customers say about us?

garry shrimpton - buyer - st paul's cathedral

“St Paul’s Cathedral have been using Allsorted for a few years now and are always impressed with their efficient service. Regular reviews to show us new titles and promptness in following up on queries has also meant that we do not miss out on anything. They have also been very useful during cathedral events and book launches when they have provided publications at very competitive margins. I would definitely recommend Allsorted”

dr christopher shell - st paul's by westminster cathedral

"We believe strongly in Allsorted because every little gift book blesses a loved one and increases the sum of human happiness."

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