Chicago Distribution Center to Take on ALA Titles

The University of Chicago Press and the Chicago Distribution Center have signed a new distribution agreement with the American Library Association. Starting July 1, CDC will distribute all ALA books and other materials throughout North America.

“We’re honored that ALA has chosen to join the Chicago Distribution Center’s family of publishers, university presses, museums, and associations. We are looking forward to partnering with ALA and its members to help them continue to advance ALA’s mission today and forward into the future,” Joe D’Onofrio, director of the CDC, said in a statement.

The agreement includes books published by ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman, ACRL Publications, and other ALA units; READ-branded posters, bookmarks, and other items that promote literacy and libraries, published by ALA Graphics; and ALA’s physical award seals such as the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Carnegie Medals seals.

Starting July 1, all backlist and forthcoming titles will ship from the CDC. Booksellers should contact The University of Chicago Press Chicago Distribution at 1-800-621-2736 (US & Canada).

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