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.

What kind of books and products do we sell?
American West Books sells books and unique products including maps, puzzles, games, and more.
Where is American West Books located and how can I contact you?
Our headquarters are in the beautiful and agriculturally-rich Central Valley of California. We also have a distribution center in Ashland, Virginia to ensure fast, on-time delivery.

American West Books
1254 Commerce Way
Sanger, CA 93657
Tel: 559-876-2170
Fax: 559-876-2180

For customer service please call 1-800-497-4909.

Who are American West Book’s customers?
American West Books is a major, nationwide supplier to warehouse clubs, specialty grocers, and national booksellers.
Who partners with American West Books?
Arcadia, Chronicle Books, Harper Collins, Random House, Thomas Nelson ,Workman, and many other national publishers and manufacturers as well as single-title publishers find access to key accounts through American West Books.
Information for publishers and other potential vendors
American West Books encourages you to join our list of valued vendors. We are always looking for that unique book or product to match our customers’ needs.