An introduction to the ESB Group
ESB's purpose in life is to promote the major European languages and literatures in the United Kingdom and beyond, and so to contribute in our modest way to a deeper understanding of the enduring European influences within our many different cultures.
The ESB group 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 our on-line catalogue, updated daily, you will find self-study and classroom courses, grammars, reference books, DVDs, CD-Roms, downloadable software 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.
Our European Bookshop in London is generally recognised by those who know as one of the best foreign-language bookshops in the world. The latest language learning books and materials from both continental and UK publishers are normally kept in stock here, plus the latest continental literature and excellent sections of children's books. Click contact us in the top bar for details.
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