In 1993, at age 19, American West Book’s founder Joshua Blake Mettee took a local California publisher’s 23 book titles on consignment and started making cold calls on independent bookstores, museums, and gift shops.
Mettee, who was also a full-time marketing student at Fresno State used his wholesale business as an after-school job, augmenting his income the first couple of years as a night waiter for a catering company.
Today, American West Books is a major, nationwide supplier to warehouse clubs, specialty grocers, and national booksellers. AWB has distribution centers in Central California and Ashland, Virginia.
What makes us different? American West Books has two competitive advantages, the first is a devoted staff who treat both our customers and our vendors like they themselves would like to be treated. The other is our ability to identify a geographical or demographical market for a book or other product and to place it in that retail market at an individual store level or coast-to-coast. We call it “tailored wholesaling.”
Our past success has been exemplary, but we’re more excited about the future of our business as we continue to help our partners succeed.
We welcome you to become a part of our ever-growing list of vendors and retailers.
American West Books
1254 Commerce Way
Sanger, CA 93657
For customer service please call 1-800-497-4909.