We use Unique Books SelectSmart™ for all of our small press needs. I love their title selection and personal service. Unique takes the work out of meeting those particular patron requests. Whether it is camcorder repair or homeschooling teens, Unique Books’ selection really fills those collection gaps!
About Unique Books
Unique Books is a small, woman-owned business and has been in business for more than two decades. Mary Jo Hunter, the President and owner, is dedicated to maintaining excellent customer service and serving the needs of librarians across the country.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Unique Books has concentrated on its tradition of distinctive attention to libraries. We offer a wide range of personalized services aimed at the special needs of public libraries such as simplifying the selection process for you.
All of our non-fiction and small press titles are chosen for the timeliness of their content and the overall quality of the title. Only about one out of every ten titles that publishers submit to us is chosen to offer to libraries. Unique does much of the quality control work for its selectors.
Knowledgeable library representatives offer years of experience in books and libraries. We have been lucky enough to hire many former librarians, teachers and other book industry professionals. Our team is proud to be known as "the book people company"!
Several selection service tools are available to help take the work out of non-fiction and small press selection. Select Smart™ is a highly customized program that allows librarians in larger, centralized systems to select titles for multiple branches on a monthly basis. SoSmart™ is a standing order program that allows you to plan your non-fiction and small press development for the year, before the ink is even dry! And SmartKids is designed to fill the needs of your younger readers, from Pre-K to Young Adult, picture books to graphic novels.