My name is Laurence Bard, and I am the founder and owner of The Chapters Group. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to the U.S., with my wife Jo, in the mid-1990's to help my family expand our book publishing business. Growing up, I often visited the U.S. for vacations and dreamed of one day becoming a citizen and raising a family in this wonderful country. Today, I am not only a proud U.S. citizen, but I am also the father of two wonderful children, Leah (age 13) and Noah (age 10). And, as a parent, one of my top priorities is sharing my love of books and reading with my kids.
Today, my company focuses on this same goal... to ensure that every child has the opportunity to read and enjoy a wide variety of books, to expand their reading skills and to develop a life-long love of learning.
My company, The Chapters Group is a leading book wholesaler of paperbacks, hardcover literature and informational texts to schools and districts nationwide. We are proud to have received national recognition for our cost saving strategies; allowing educators to implement standards-based instruction while still achieving significant savings during their transition to trade book supported education. I know that I speak for everyone at The Chapters Group, when I say that we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you and will do whatever it takes to provide you more books for your budget.
To your success,
Founder and Owner