Partners Book Distributing Background Information

Partners Book Distributing, Inc., a national book wholesaler, was founded in 1984 by Vicky Eaves and Sam Speigel, the current president and vice president. Partners built its current 50,000 square foot warehouse in 1995 just outside of Lansing, Michigan, after outgrowing several earlier expansions. In 1997 Partners opened a Seattle-based warehouse, Partners/West, to provide faster service to the Western U.S.

Our Michigan warehouse stocks titles from approximately 1500 publishers, ranging from major publishers to the smallest independent presses. We offer a wide selection of titles: best sellers to children’s books to non fiction and all genres in between. We publish an annual Great Lakes/Midwest regional catalog as well as an online newsletter that highlights current titles of interest.

Partners is proud of its reputation for personal service. We have staff available to help our customers find the right selection of products for their business. Most orders are shipped the same day they are received, with shipping times averaging 1-2 business days to a large segment of the Eastern and Midwest states, and 3-5 business days to the rest of the U.S.

Customers in the Western U.S. should contact our Seattle-based facility, Partners/West, to explore the services available there by emailing

If you are a Publisher looking for more information on our services, please see the Publisher Information section of our website.