Our History

Since 1935 Tennessee Book company has served as the state’s depository for all approved educational materials. Ingram Industries, a privately held corporation with headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, acquired the company in 1964. Tennessee Book Company remains the K-12 academic products division of Ingram Content Group.

Our primary purpose as a textbook depository is to provide Tennessee schools with a central source of supply at the lowest costs and with the fastest service possible. Within the arrangement we also afford publishers an economical means of distribution for their products, helping to sustain their business relationships with the state's schools.

A distributor for many educational publishers, we sell only to state-certified boards of education, individual public schools, private and parochial schools, learning centers, teachers, and several retailers acting in the capacity of schoolbook dealers.

In addition to supplying state-adopted materials, the company also sells Advanced Placement, special education, and other non-basal materials for all subject matter areas from Kindergarten through 12th grade, including college-level products and trade paperbacks.

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