About Us

One-stop shopping for “all things literacy.” That’s our goal at The Literacy Store, where educators can purchase books and resources from thousands of publishers, both big and small. Whether you’re looking for professional books, picture books, classroom games, or other tools for the classroom, The Literacy Store’s huge selection offers many options.

How to shop at The Literacy Store

We make shopping easy at the Literacy Store, where you can search by title, author, ISBN number, publisher, or simply by topic. For example, if you are looking for resources written by a particular author simply type the author’s name in the “search” box at the top of the page and click “go.” All titles written by that author and carried by The Literacy Store will then appear on your screen.

How to buy from The Literacy Store

Credit Card: For customers who purchase with a credit card, rest assured your online credit card transactions are safe and secure. We’ve enlisted a leading credit card security company, Shopify Payments, to ensure that your private information stays private.

Personal Check: If you would rather pay with a personal check or money order, simply add all your items to the shopping cart and select Purchase Order in the payment section. Then print off your order and mail it in with your payment to:
The Literacy Store
P.O. Box 332
Warren, IN 46792

Tax Exempt purchases are accepted. To set up your account as Tax Exempt, please contact Customer Service before placing your order at 888-376-0448.

Purchase Order: The Literacy Store is happy to take school purchase orders. To place an order with a PO, simply add items to your shopping cart and enter the PO information in the "Purchase Order Number / Special Instructions" box. When you get to the payment section select Purchase Order as your method of payment.  Then print off your order and attach it to an official school purchase order. Note: Orders might not be fulfilled until a purchase order is received.

Purchase orders can be submitted by fax to: 888-376-0489.
Purchase Orders may also be mailed to:
The Literacy Store
P.O. Box 332
Warren, IN 46792

What about large orders placed by schools and districts?
We are happy to make bulk-purchase pricing available to schools and districts using a purchase order. To receive a quote on large quantities, contact Brady Smekens at 888-376-0448.

Shipping & handling**

Shipping rates are based on the order subtotal.

Up to $19.99 = $7

$20–$49.99 = $10

$50 and above = FREE SHIPPING!

Custom shipping quotes are available for "rush" delivery. To inquire about a "rush delivery" quote, contact Customer Service at 888-376-0448.


INDIANA RESIDENTS: According to the Indiana Department of Revenue, sales tax is applicable to all shipping & handling charges.

**Shipping rates apply only to orders within the United States. International orders are not accepted online. Please contact Customer Service for additional details regarding international orders at 888-376-0448 or LiteracyStore@smekenseducation.com.


The Literacy Store is a division of Smekens Education Solutions, Inc., a staff development company with an emphasis in K-12 reading and writing.