Library Vendors
Amazon., Inc., 2011. Web. 23 April, 2011.
This is not officially a library vendor, but it's a great resource for buying books. You can find really, really cheap books and really stretch your money, and it's also useful for finding similar titles and reviews. I've used Amazon extensively this year, usually to buy used books or movies that I can't find anywhere else. I've known about this site for many years and use it all the time. A downside of buying books through Amazon is that you have to process everything in-house, which is time consuming and expensive.

Baker & Taylor. Baker & Taylor, 2009. Web. 23 April, 2011.
This is one of the major book vendors, and they provide an online selection tool and reviews. I haven't used this vendor yet, but I might in the future. I heard about this vendor from a representative that came to school early in the year, and this company provides a great selection of books, but the prices are higher than Follett and the selection tool is not as user-friendly.

Demco. Demco, Inc., 2011. Web. 23 April, 2011.
Demco is a library supply company, and they sell all kinds of supplies for book processing, library organization, and library furniture. I've used this vendor all year to buy processing supplies and I heard about them from the former librarian at my school. Demco is really useful because it has everything I need, but it's really overpriced. They know that they have a captive audience, and they exploit it.

Follett. Follett Corporation, 2011. Web. 23 April, 2011.
I use this vendor more than any other, and I've been pretty satisfied so far. They sell books, AV materials, and e-books. I learned about this vendor from a representative of the company. Some strengths of this site is that they have a pretty great selection tool and the prices are reasonable, but they don't have a fabulous selection of books. Follett doesn't carry many titles that I want to buy.