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We’re hiring in our warehouse!

Posted: 2020/08/20

We are currently looking for a warehouse associate to pick and pack orders with great attention to detail, while ensuring order accuracy and on-time delivery.

This is a contract position in our warehouse located in Markham, ON with potential to become permanent full time employment. 

Industry: Media, News and Publishing

Contract length: 6 months

Job Types: Full-time, Contract 

If this sounds like the job for you, then please apply by sending your resume to

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Posted: 2020/05/27

This is the third year in a row that an Artisan book has won the James Beard Award for the Best Book of the Year in Vegetable-Focused Cooking (following SIX SEASONS in 2018 and SALADISH in 2019).

James Beard Award Winner for Vegetable-Focused Cooking

WHOLE FOOD COOKING EVERY DAY: Transform the Way You Eat with 250 Vegetarian Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar
By Amy Chaplin
Hardcover / $40.00 / ISBN: 9781579658021
In-Stock Now!

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CBC picks DON'T LOOK DOWN for Crime Writing Month!

Posted: 2020/05/14

DON'T LOOK DOWN by Hillary Davidson has been chosen by the CBC as one of their 22 must-reads for Crime Writing Month!

In DON’T LOOK DOWN, Jo Greaver is an ambitious young woman living In New York who has it all — including a deep secret she'll do anything to keep it buried. When evidence from a murder in her hometown points to Jo being the prime suspect, detective Sheryn Sterling decides she needs to get to the bottom of everything.

Davidson is a Canadian writer currently living in New York. Her other books include One Small Sacrifice.




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A Special Thank You From Sandra Boynton

Posted: 2020/04/09

A Message from Thomas Allen & Son

Posted: 2020/03/20

Dear Valued Customer,

The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt by individuals and communities around the world. We acknowledge and understand that this situation has greatly affected retailers, and we want to assure you that we are here to assist you. We know that many of you have found innovative ways to  retool your business to take phone and online orders and are offering delivery within your local area to continue to serve your community as we all practice social distancing and strive to protect the well-being of our staff and customers.

During this time, we remain committed to serving our clients:

  • • Thomas Allen & Son’s warehouse remains OPEN. We’re shipping books and processing all orders, while keeping in mind the health and safety of our warehouse staff by implementing a social distancing plan.

  • • Our Customer Service desk remains OPEN—working remotely—to assist you in processing/changing your orders, facilitating returns, and answering any inquiries you may have.
         Phone: 1–800–387–4333 (Our toll-free line is open—please leave a
         message  and we will return your call ASAP.)

    Your Thomas Allen & Son sales representative also remains available to assist you by email and phone. Please consult our Sales Directory for contact information.

  • • Lower minimum order for shipping. We are temporarily lowering our minimum order required for shipping from $200.00 to $100.00 net, to ensure you will be shipped stock in order to fulfill orders from your customers. This will be effective starting Monday, March 23.

During this difficult time, we remain committed to supporting our customers and being here for you.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and let’s take good care of each other.

—Thomas Allen & Son

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Helpful Resources for Parents

Posted: 2020/03/19

While schools remain closed, parents are looking for resources to homeschool their kids and keep them busy. We have seen a huge up-tick this week in orders for workbooks. We invite you to take a look at our available workbook titles, especially the bestselling Big Fat Notebooks series and the Brain Quest Workbooks series.

Please also note that the release date for the new EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO ACE COMPUTER SCIENCE & CODING (97815235027776) has been pushed up, and will be available to ship beginning the week of March 30th.

Other titles that might be useful to your customers include: the Paint By Sticker Kids series, Indestructible series, and the Backpack Explorer series.

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Toronto Gift + Home Market Contest Winner!

Posted: 2020/02/13

Congratulations to Mini Mioche!

The retailer of organic, sustainable, clothing and products, is the winner of our customer draw from the Toronto Gift + Home Market show in January! Mini Mioche submitted an order to our team at the show and won it, free!

Make sure you visit our booth next August for more great show specials!   

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Thomas Allen & Son Welcomes Child's Play

Posted: 2019/12/17

Effective January 1, 2020, Thomas Allen & Son will be the exclusive Canadian distributor for Child’s Play®, the U.K.–based children’s publisher.

Child's Play is an independent publisher, specialising in whole child development, focused play, life skills, and values. Founded in 1972, Child’s Play has a history of creating innovative, award-winning books for children from 0-7 years that promote learning through play. Their program consists of books, games, toys, and associated materials.

Child’s Play was formerly distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press.

For more information about Child's Play and their products, visit them at

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Thomas Allen & Son Welcomes Amber Lotus Publishing

Posted: 2019/12/10

Effective January 1, 2020, Thomas Allen & Son will be the exclusive Canadian distributor for Amber Lotus Publishing.

Amber Lotus Publishing is a Portland, Oregon–based independent publisher of mind-body-spirit themed products, offering earth-friendly calendars, greeting cards, journals, and colouring books featuring a diverse collection of artists and authors such as Katie Daisy, Geninne D. Zlatkis, Alex Grey, Meera Lee Patel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chödrön, Eckhart Tolle, Louise Hay, Ram Dass, and more! Founded in 1988, Amber Lotus aims to create products that illuminate the sacred dimensions of everyday life--mindfulness, healthy lifestyles, and earth awareness.

Amber Lotus is also proud to be a carbon-negative company with a dedication to environmental stewardship. As of December 2019, they have reached the milestone of planting 1 million trees, and beginning in 2020, they will commit to planting 200,000 trees every year, with the goal of planting another 1 million trees by 2025.

For more information about Amber Lotus and their products, visit them at

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