Bookpoint was founded in 1973 to supply distribution services. In 1992 the business was purchased by Headline Book Publishing to offer high quality distribution for the book industry, including publishers outside the Hodder Headline group.

Following the merger of Hodder and Stoughton and Headline in 1993 the decision was taken by the newly created Hodder Headline Group to centralise its distribution at Bookpoint on Milton Park. There followed significant investment in state of the art warehousing systems to meet the growth in the business, which has increased its output from £40m to over £120m today.

In June 1999, WHSMITH plc acquired the Hodder Headline group including Bookpoint. The business continues to run as an independent supplier of distribution services.

The main focus of the business is the provision of high quality distribution services primarily on behalf of the publishing divisions of Hodder Headline but also for a number of third party client publishers.

Bookpoint presently employs 260 staff, operating from a 7.3 acre site. The business delivers all aspects of customer service including an export department and a direct service department handling orders directly to the end consumer.

Company Strategy

To make Bookpoint the market leader; to care for and invest in our employees.

Contact Us

130 Milton Park
Oxon OX14 4SB

Reception: +44(0)1235 400400
Fax: +44(0)1235 400401

UK Customer Service: +44(0) 1235 400580
Fax: +44(0)1235 400500

Export Customer Service: +44(0) 1235 400567 or +44(0)1235 400573
Fax: +44(0)1235 861038

Direct Services: +44(0) 1235 827720
Fax: +44(0)1235 400454

Central Accounts: +44(0) 1235 400535
Fax: +44(0)1235 827783

Credit Control: +44(0) 1235 400571
Fax: +44(0)1235 400445