Much More Than a Bookstore
Come browse our unique selection of gift items and greeting cards at Bookland.
Tired of the same old options?
Contact us for free placement of a Grow healthy vending machine.
Supporting the community
We are proud to work with independent bookstores and retail locations throughout BC and the Yukon.
Donate your used books at Hospice Corner in Bookland, or purchase used books by donation. All proceeds support North Okanagan Hospice Society
Seventy Years of Service Excellence
Over the past 70 years Monahan Agency has matured significantly, successfully establishing itself in the wholesale, retail, publishing and service industries. Our diverse background allows us to serve our customers in these four main service areas:
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What started as no more than one man and a barn back in 1947, is now a successful wholesale operation, supplying hundreds of retail locations with thousands of magazine and book titles throughout British Columbia and the Yukon.Learn More
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A History of Service...
Many magazine wholesalers started in business on a small scale, but none more so than Monahan Agency. The beginning was one man, Tom Monahan, one barn, no assistance except a friendly dog who was more hindrance than help, and a truck.”
The 17 dealers served by Tom Monahan were so scattered that a 150-mile truck run was needed to get to them, and billings the first month were $3,940. That was July 1947.
We may not have the assistance of that friendly dog anymore, but we do have 70 years of experience behind our name. Those 17 dealers have grown into hundreds of retail accounts throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. It took many changes to bring us from that barn to where we are today, but one thing that our customers can count on to remain unchanged is our commitment to quality customer service.