About Us

OUR STORY

“…committed to serving the educational and professional developmental needs of the people of Barbados.”

DAYS Bookstore emerged on the local scene in 1988 with a mandate to provide educational books, mainly for primary and secondary schools. One of the original founders, the late Chairman Keith Austin, always viewed the company as being “committed to serving the educational and professional developmental needs of the people of Barbados.”

Thus, over the years DAYS Bookstore has moved towards providing some textbooks at tertiary level, autobiographiesCaribbean books, as well as law books for the student, and Inspirational books to lift the spirit and feed the soul.

We have a wide range of children’s readers and activity books, and an extensive range of stationery supplies and greeting cards. Today, the bookstore has evolved into the leading supplier of textbooks in the primary and secondary markets.

Breaking all molds of the traditional bookstore, DAYS Bookstore is well known for staging displays at business conferences, teachers’ seminars, and school book fairs and even within companies and government agencies. In other words, the bookstore is taken to the customer.

DAYS is the Agent for UK Publishers Collins Caribbean and has a growing range of resources for Primary and Secondary education specially developed for the Caribbean, plus a wide range of useful teacher resources.  Winner of the 2019 British Books Award for Export and the 2019 ERA Winner, Collins continues to increase its number of titles. We have been the Publisher’s Representative for Cambridge University Press for more than 20 years.  Cambridge specializes in Education Resources for the Caribbean.   DAYS is the Key Stockist for Macmillan Education Caribbean who has published books and resources for the Caribbean for over 60 years.

Our in-store events such as book signings/meet the author, children’s storytelling, radio outside broadcasts, and much more is unique to bookselling in Barbados. Please visit our Facebook page for upcoming in-store events.

Another unique feature of the bookstore is the ability to source publications through specialised websites. Such technology enables ‘special orders’ to customers looking for that one-off title. With access to specialist technology and product catalogues, DAYS Bookstore is a key player in supplying textbooks to secondary schools, and the private and public sectors.

Located in Bridgetown, DAYS Bookstore features 2,000 sq. ft. of retail space in Speedbird House, Fairchild Street, opposite Independence Square and looks on to the Parliament Buildings. Our on-site warehouse occupies 1,500 sq. ft.

Karen E. Austin Managing   Director
ke.austin@daysbookstore.com