WHAT WE DO
Welcome to Lomond Books Ltd. Founded in 1984, Lomond Books is a leading Scottish book wholesaler and publisher, run by a small and experienced team in Broxburn, not too far from Edinburgh.
We aim to provide an excellent range of Scottish books, calendars, postcards and greetings cards to customers across Scotland, along with an ever-changing variety of general non-Scottish titles.
Right now we serve more than 1,000 customers from all over Scotland, delivering a tailored service to each one. Our sales team make individual recommendations to each business to ensure that all of our customers stock only products that will sell, and nothing else.
We started publishing more than 25 years ago through organising reprints of popular Scottish titles to fill a gap in the market that our wholesaling activities had highlighted. Soon after, we began commissioning new titles to publish under our own imprint and currently we have more than 40 titles carrying the Lomond name. Many of these are aimed at the tourist and leisure market both of which are growing at a steady rate.
Our website is a relatively new addition – we hope you like it! On it you will find details of the hundreds of Scottish and non-Scottish products in our range. You will also find our blog here, updated regularly with news from Lomond, as well as what’s going on in the book-selling, publishing and Scottish tourist industries. You can add your own comments and entries as well - all you need to do is email the blog address.
On this page you will find all the information about the unique service we provide as well as the details of the trade accounts we offer. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us using the details at the bottom of the page. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
If you’re not a trade customer but would like to buy from us, please click here for our public website.
Our fleet of vans manned by our experienced sales team offer a merchandising service to outlets all over Scotland, including display units. Any goods not supplied from our vans are despatched from our Broxburn warehouse.
We guarantee to promote the best products for your outlet regardless of which publisher they come from. When you deal with publishers direct, it can mean that they only promote their own titles regardless of suitability. Lomond is different. Our sales team will offer tailored recommendations so that you only stock products right for you, and nothing else.
You can view the details of all of our products on this website, but in addition we will send you an updated, colour catalogue and newsletter every month highlighting what’s new and best-selling.
We are so confident that our books really are the best quality at the best prices that we offer new customers a 60-day trial period. If in that time you are not completely satisfied with Lomond for any reason, we will take back all remaining stock and stands and you will only have to pay for what you have sold.
We believe this 60-day trial demonstrates our confidence in the quality of our products and our long-term commitment to our customers.
Sale or Return
One of the many advantages with the Lomond service is the full, no quibble, sale or return policy we operate. There are no restrictions in regard to value, quantity or length of time stock has been held* – and no other wholesaler or publisher gives you this assurance. You can stock your shelves with full confidence, knowing that slow selling or dated stock can be returned and replaced with fast-selling, new lines.
You are able to try out new material at any time without the worry of being left with stock you cannot use. Credits for returned stock are issued either immediately by the sales team or within a few days from the office.
(*look to our terms and conditions for dated product restrictions)
At certain times during the year we offer superb extended credit deals to ease the burden of advance buying.
January Trade Fair – this is held in Glasgow’s SECC in January. On all orders placed at this show we offer an amazing extended credit deal until 30th June, so you can order your whole season’s stock and benefit from the sales without having to give us a penny.
September Trade Fair - also held in the SECC in September each year. Orders placed at the Autumn show have extended credit until the end of December.
Extended credit deals are great value and certainly not to be missed. They are available to everyone placing orders for titles on display at the show. What’s more, your sale or return guarantee is not affected by extended credit offers.
We offer a merchandising service across Scotland and we can also supply stands for displaying books and calendars. Costs for these vary depending on whether we are the sole supplier or not. Talk to our Sales Director or one of the sales team to find out more details about this service on the details below.
Special Order Service
Can’t find what you’re looking for in our catalogue? We provide a special order service where you can order any title not normally stocked by us.
As long as the line value is over our order minimum and we are able to obtain it, we will be delighted to order it especially for you. We supply these titles on our normal payment terms and your sale or return guarantee is not affected.
We currently publish more than 40 titles under our own Lomond imprint – high quality, excellent value titles that are exclusive to us – available absolutely nowhere else.
Several of these titles have held the number 1 spot in the Scottish best seller charts for several weeks and continue to lead in the market place.
We also exclusively carry Lyrical Scotland publications, postcards and calendars – photographic products created by one of Scotland’s leading photographers, Allan Wright.
So, interested in opening an account with us? Then what are you waiting for! Choose from one of these options and start enjoying the benefits of being a valued Lomond customer.
Sale or Return Account – terms start at 33% discount with payment due 30 days from the date of statement on all invoices (except trade fair orders).
Firm Sale Account – terms start at 35% discount with payment due 30 days from the date of statement on all invoices (except trade fair orders).
To open a new credit account we require two trade references and your bank details. New Account forms are available to download at the bottom of this page. Often your account will be open the same day we receive your new account form, and you will receive a letter from us containing all your account details within a few days.
Cash With Order Account – terms available at 38.25% with invoices paid at the time of order.
Cash and Carry Account – terms available at 40% discount with invoices paid at time of order, and products purchased at our Broxburn warehouse Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm.
The above two accounts are firm sale only.
Any questions? Contact us!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our sales team –
Central Area – Duncan Baxter
Western Area – Michael Burke
Northern Area – Lewis Wilson
Eastern Area - Colin Valentine
Alternatively, contact our office –
Fax: 01506 855965
Tel: 01506 855955
We look forward to talking to you soon.
The Lomond Team