In the News

Booksource regularly makes headlines for its products, services and way of doing business. Here are the latest articles to feature Booksource and its parent company, GL group.

Booksource Sales Top $100 Million
Publisher’s Weekly
As the Booksource nears the end of its first half century—it turns 45 in January—the wholesaler has no regrets about its decision in 2005 to focus on its school and library business and exit what had been its primary business: serving trade bookstores.

At one St. Louis employer, babies help boost productivity — and morale
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For the past two decades, Booksource has allowed mothers and fathers to bring their babies to work. The little ones, who get to stay until they turn 6 months old, lie right next to their moms and dads. There’s usually one or two at the company, which has four St. Louis area sites.

How Top Workplaces are identified 2016
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Participants allowed WorkplaceDynamics to survey their employees, gauging how they felt about their workplaces. In all, 1,270 workplaces received invitations to participate and 177 agreed to be surveyed. The organizations that agreed to participate employ 65,062 people in the St. Louis area. Of those employees who received questionnaires, 38,965 responded, either on paper or online.

No. 21 Midsize Employer, Top Workplaces 2016
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
We offer many unique benefits that include referral bonuses, service awards, paid paternity/maternity leave, Bring your Baby to Work program allowing new moms and dads to bring their babies to work with them for the first 6 months, tuition assistance program, paid scholarships (up to 90 percent of tuition), and wellness reimbursements.

School and Library Spotlight: How Schools Buy and Use E-Books
Publisher’s Weekly
Jennifer Allen, Booksource digital products manager, is featured in a back-to-school article about how ebooks are being purchased and used in the classroom.

Meet the Top Midsize Workplaces of 2015
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
GL group Inc. was named among the Top Workplaces of 2015 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch—the fourth consecutive year GL group received this distinction. GL group ranked No. 26 on the list of midsize companies. Each year the Post-Dispatch awards the top workplaces in St. Louis based on company size, revenue and employee feedback.

50 Great Apps for Teachers
The Washington Post
The Booksource Booksource Classroom mobile app was named one of 50 great apps for teachers. The list of apps was selected by Scholastic Instructor magazine and published in The Washington Post.