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Meet the rest of our company!

The ESB group comprises our European Bookshop and Italian Bookshop in London and our head office and distribution centre in Cheltenham (use the 'Contact us' link for full details):

Our shop in London stocks books in most European and many non-European languages, for learners and readers of all ages. Titles include books and materials produced by both continental-European and UK publishers. The bookshop's website has a particularly wide range of books for private customers.

Now housed within our European Bookshop, the Italian Bookshop is Britain's unique specialist bookshop for the Italian community in Britain, as well as for all students and lovers of Italian language and literature worldwide.

The parent company is based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. It provides distribution and wholesale services for books and other materials produced in mainland Europe, particularly for learners of the major European languages. It supplies bookshops, businesses and educational establishments in the UK and worldwide, as well as our own London bookshops.

Here you will find our selection of literature in French for all ages, as well as our full range of language-learning materials for students and teachers of French - all chosen by our native French booksellers and our French-speaking Marketing personnel.

On this website you will find our range of new and classic literature in German, in addition to language-learning materials for learners and teachers of German. Our range is expertly curated by our native German bookseller and our German-speaking Marketing personnel.

Browse our print and digital materials for students and teachers of Spanish, as well as our extensive range of literature for all ages. Our catalogue is constantly enhanced by our native Spanish bookseller and our Spanish-speaking Marketing personnel.

This is our popular website for people who teach, learn or read Russian. Here you will find materials for learners of Russian as a Foreign Language, as well as literature in Russian for all ages. Each book has been carefully chosen by our native-Russian colleagues.

Our online bookshop offers a range of literature and language-learning materials for readers and students of both Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese.

This is our website for younger linguists (ages 0-15) in many languages.

This is our website for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) books. Most of the thousands of books are from our partner publishers in continental Europe. They include popular textbooks, grammar books, games and graded readers.

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