Bittern Books is primarily a wholesale business, distributing books and maps to retail outlets throughout East Anglia.

We specialise in local interest books, local authors, maps and guide books, distributing to bookshops and all kinds of retail outlets throughout the region. We deal with any retail business, however small and our field sales representative will be happy to call on you and recommend a range that will suit your situation.

Bittern Books has a close relationship with Poppyland Publishing, for whom we provide retail distribution.  Full details of all their books can be found on their own website.


As well as being a wholesaler and distributor of books and maps, Bittern Books publishes local tide table booklets for East Anglia and convenient pocket-sized Dinky Maps, based on Ordnance Survey mapping.


New Books for August

We have several new books that have been selling very well in some outlets.  Grant Holt:A Football Life is Jarrolds number one best seller across ALL categories, and Kaka Rokker Romany has been selling well in north Norfolk.  Viking East Anglia is readable and well illustrated book, companion to the current Viking Treasures exhibition at Norwich Castle and great value at …

About Us

Bittern Books is a division of Unilake Ltd, a private company owned and run by Steve and Liz Haines.  For the last 15 years we have been running Coltishall Post Office and Stores and, in a small way, a seller of local interest and tourist books.

In 2018, when Tony Baker, of Linden Crescent Marketing told us he was retiring and running down his business we decided to set up Bittern Books to distribute books and maps to retail outlets in East Anglia.  The book distribution part of his business was originally started by another subpostmaster, Owen Church, in Hemsby, Norfolk as 3C Books.  Tony took it over six years ago and developed it further.

Steve has a background in IT and business management and intends to use his skills to create an efficient and service oriented business.  His retail experience will be focused on finding products that will sell in your shop, not just fill shelves, and providing recommended ranges for all types of outlet.


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