About Us

alran booksAlison Weber, a former teacher, started ALRAN Books over twenty years ago to fill the need for personalized service in an ever changing world of books and how books are/were being marketed to schools. At ALRAN Books we focus on helping school administrators and teachers find the correct book for their needs. You speak to the same person each time you call with a question or to place an order. We pride ourselves in our customer service and competitive pricing. Unlike textbook publishers, distributors such as ALRAN Books are not sales representatives of, nor do they receive any type of compensation from publishers. Distributors are self-employed individuals. ALRAN, not the publishers, offers titles at educational exhibits for you to preview.

Q. Why should I order from ALRAN? 
A. ALRAN saves you time and money and you receive your orders faster because we offer all the publishers under one roof. No need for multiple Purchase Orders! No need to chase down multiple shipments from the same order, ALRAN Books ships their orders complete in a single shipment.

Q. What publishers do you carry? 
A. ALRAN Books has a large inventory of books by different publishers. We carry Corwin, Scholastic, Carson-Dellosa, Merrill/Pearson Education, Heinemann, Stenhouse, Holiday House,  Teachers College Press, National Academy Press, Penguin, Random House, DK Readers, NCTE, NCTM, Solution Tree, Simon & Shuster, Peachtree Publishers, ASCD, Discover Writing, Boyds Mills Press, Harper Collins, Creative Teaching Press, Jossey-Bass. And many more!

Q. Can you furnish other publishers as well? 
A. Yes! ALRAN Books can get almost any title you want. We have many more titles available than are listed on our website.  We can also help you find a title to support your classroom unit in any content area from literacy to math.

Q. How can I order from ALRAN Books? 
A. Choose titles offered on our website, send an email with your order to orders@alranbooks.com, or phone your order in at 603-827-3245. You may also fax your order to us at 603-827-3575. We also receive many P.O.'s from schools via regular mail. Our address is:  9 Townsend Rd., Harrisville, NH  03450.

Q. Will you come to my school or district and bring books for us to look through? 
A. Yes! We do this all the time for schools. If you can't make it to a conference or workshop to see the books, we can bring them to you. Some schools ask us to bring in the latest books on a certain topic or theme. This is a great way to spend part of a workshop day. Let us know what you need.  We also have been doing "pop-up" bookstores for over twenty years.  Ask us how we can help you find the books you want!

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