MEPC Milton Park is Bigger than the British Library
Did you know here at Milton Park we have more space dedicated to books than the British Library? Thanks to Marston Book Service, Bookpoint, Spring Training Books and Taylor & Francis we are one of the major publishing/book centres in the UK.
Marston Book Service occupies 70,000 square feet at Milton Park. They are one of the publishing industries leading distributors. As a large independent distributor, Marston is almost unique in the UK.150 staff work at Marston who deal with approximately 300,000 orders per year and take 600 phone calls every day.
Another 12,000 square feet of Milton Park is occupied by Spring Training Books. Owned and managed by an ex-academic and staffed by experts in a variety of fields, Spring Training Books preserve and develop second-hand academic texts from all disciplines.
Their bespoke collection is taken from closing book-shops and library clearances so you will not find piles of identical textbooks or publisher’s remainders within Spring Training Books’ catalogue.
Spring Training Books’ store one million plus titles at Milton Park and add over 1,000 books a week to their collection.
One of the leading book distributors within the UK, Bookpoint, occupies a slightly larger area comprising of 160,000 square feet at Milton Park to accommodate their 300 staff.
For 35 years Bookpoint has been supplying high quality books to businesses. They cover a 20 hour day operations within a five day week with deliveries worldwide.
Taylor & Francis, who include imprints from Routledge, occupy two offices on Milton Park. Taylor & Francis have grown over the last two decades to become a leading international academic publisher. They publish more than 1,000 journals and 1,800 new books each year, with a backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles.
Andrew Barlow, Commercial Director for Milton Park said: “Milton Park is often thought of solely as a business and science estate, but our location makes us a prime location for distribution too. Oxford also has a strong tradition of publishing, so the fact that we have more square feet dedicated to books is understandable. It is great that these large book depositories are doing so well, as Milton Park can provide the room for them to grow as well as allowing others onto the park too.”