An introduction to the ESB Group
The ESB group - European Schoolbooks Limited in Cheltenham and The European Bookshop and The Italian Bookshop in London - is the UK's leading specialist distributor, wholesaler and retailer of books and other media in European languages other than English. We represent many major European publishing houses in the UK.
In ESB's on-line catalogue, updated daily, you will find self-study and classroom courses, grammars, reference books, videos, CD-Roms, and a wide selection of classic, modern classic and popular literature, plus magazines and specialist periodicals, in French, German, Spanish and Italian, Russian, Portuguese, plus selections in Dutch, Swedish, Polish and several other languages. And the range is increasing all the time.
Our catalogue is for everyone interested in these languages, teachers, students and the general public, librarians and booksellers, and all ages from 16 upwards. Our range for younger learners, which you will find at The European Bookshop and at www.younglinguists.com, is especially good. University students, too, will find everything they need here. Our unique student textbook service makes buying reading lists easier and less expensive. The new search engine makes it easy to find what you want, or just to browse at leisure. Shopping is equally easy, and totally secure.
European Schoolbooks Limited offers wholesale services for everything in the catalogue to booksellers, education authorities and commercial organisations in the UK and worldwide. For full Business Partners ESB also offers bibliographic enquiry and special ordering facilities covering most of publishing in the relevant countries.
The European Bookshop in London, with its Young Europeans Bookstore and its separate Italian Bookshop, is generally recognised by those who know as one of the best foreign-language bookshops in the world. Everything in the ESB catalogue is normally kept in stock here, plus the latest continental literature, the important language titles from UK publishers, and excellent sections of children's books. Click contact us in the top bar for details.
- For All Languages
- For EFL/TFL Books
- For French Books
- For German Books
- For Italian Books
- For Portuguese Books
- For Romanian Books
- For Russian Books
- For Spanish Books
- For Young Learners
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