Book Source book commenced operations in 1989 as a book ordering service in an era when single title ordering was unheard of. The service catered to individuals, libraries, educational institutions, government agencies and corporate entities.
The full-time book ordering service was the first to invest in the latest technologies available to larger bookselling enterprises in North America and Europe. It operated a fully integrated computerised system which allowed orders to be despatched at the click of a button.
The Book Source service which pre-dated current online services boasts of working across the Caribbean region providing publications for large projects such as the Caribbean Court of Justice Library (Trinidad), Supreme Court Library (Barbados) to smaller projects such Caricom Competition Library (Suriname) and the supply of school textbooks as far as Saba. Some 30 years on, Book Source still works with its clients in carrying out its mission of providing publications by the fastest most economical means.
In 1996 Book Source created its own online service offering a webstore of some 6 million titles. Today working with its sister service, Book Source offers over 500,000 digital books to its clients.
In 1999 the first Book Source campus store was opened at the Barbados Community College campus. This store continues to support the academic requirements of students and faculty on the campus. The Book Source Erdiston Teachers Training College Campus store was opened in 2019 to cater to teachers and a showroom for publishers’ materials required in the school system.