BLANCHESTER — Bill and Kathryn Sample began The Book Farm, Inc. in an outside building on their small Ohio sheep farm in 1997. Bill was president of the company until his passing in 2012.
Since Bill’s death, Co-Founder Kathryn Sample and Director of Sales Leah Burden have worked together as Leah assumes ownership. They are committed to promoting the same principles on which the company was originally founded.
The goal of The Book Farm is to provide children’s literature in special wear-resistant bindings. They offer the latest and most relevant books, puppets, puzzles and educational toys to libraries, schools and non-profit organizations.
They pride themselves on their outstanding customer service. They guarantee that they will strive for the best customer service, best Book Farm binding, most knowledgeable staff, and most helpful sales representatives in their market.
With the opening of their new outlet store, they are bringing those same principles to the local community — great books, puppets and educational toys for kids of all ages, at deeply discounted prices. The new store is a true outlet store for children’s books that were overstocked and/or discontinued through the Company’s wholesale business.
The Book Farm is committed to children’s literacy and putting books in the hands of kids. The new outlet store is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours on special days throughout the summer.
A special events calendar is available for pick-up at their new Little Free Library located just under their business sign at 210 Lazenby Street in Blanchester.