This annual handbook brings together information to assist booksellers in the day-to-day work of running a business, and to help them to find suppliers of new products to complement their book stock. A major task in preparing the 1995 edition has been to bring in all the new telephone exchange numbers. Many of the firms listed in the directory are either known to be active in the book trade or their names have been supplied by booksellers. Other entries have been compiled from trade magazines and trade exhibitions. While every attempt has been made to gather the addresses of key suppliers, the omission of any company does not necessarily reflect on the quality of the products or services they provide. This directory is intended to be a source of information to be used year-round in the office of every individual bookseller and head office of bookselling groups in the UK and Ireland.