Books for Schools
We order books for schools throughout Switzerland, primarily in English, but also in French, Italian and German. Our clients include gymnases and colléges, universities, libraries, private language schools and individual teachers.
We offer schools:
- Free delivery
- A minimum 10% discount, and often more where we can
- We understand how difficult it is to predict student numbers and we accept returns
- We offer a free teacher’s copy on every class set of literature books ordered
- We visit high schools in August and help teachers sell directly to students
- A personable and reliable service
- Book fairs, particularly for international schools
If you are looking for inspiration and would like a reading list of all the B1 – C1 level books we recommend, then please click here for a list of all the books we have sold to schools in the last few years. The list has around 600 titles and is updated regularly.
Swiss Creative Writing Prize
In the 2018-2019 school year we launched the annual Swiss Creative Writing Prize for high-school-aged students in the Swiss public education system. The aim of the prize is to help students develop their thinking, self-expression and creative skills as well as their ability to write in English. Ultimately, we hope that students will develop a love for language and literature.
Any high-school-aged student in the Swiss public education system is invited to submit work in the following categories:
Short Story (up to 1,000 words, either fiction or narrative non-fiction)
Poetry (up to two poems of any length)
The Prize judges will choose up to 10 students for a shortlist. These students will be invited to a writing workshop with the judges in mid-May 2019. The winner will be announced at the Reception following the workshop. The winning student in each category will receive CHF 500 (total) in book tokens and cash.
For more on the Prize, please visit the website.