New Canadian Distribution Partnership with University of Toronto Press Distribution

Chicago Distribution Center remains University of Minnesota Press's distributor for the US market.

Nov 25, 2020

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN)—Effective immediately, University of Minnesota Press (UMP) distribution in Canada will move from the Chicago Distribution Center (CDC) to the University of Toronto Press Distribution (UTP Distribution). CDC remains UMP's distributor for the U.S. market. UMP titles supplied to the Canadian market by CDC can be returned either to UTP or to CDC, where they will be accepted up until April 1, 2021.

UTP Distribution, based in Toronto, is the country's largest distributor of Canadian publishers. It represents more than 100 book imprints including all English-language Canadian scholarly presses as well as more than 20 U.S. scholarly publishers. The company services all print markets including trade, college, wholesale, school, chain, and on-line customers. UTP is a full-service operation handling orders by EDI, email, toll-free phone, and fax.

“We feel a true alliance with our customers and authors in Canada, with whom we share so much—a common culture, habitat, First Peoples land and heritage, and shared concerns for equity and social justice. This partnership with our friends at the University of Toronto Press will allow us to serve Canadian scholars, students, libraries, and bookstores much more smoothly, efficiently, and economically. We are really excited to be making this important relationship an even closer one," said UMP Director Douglas Armato.

UMP and UTP Distribution will be offering a special +5% discount on orders of any size to independent bookstores now through the end of 2020 to celebrate the new partnership.


For more information, contact sales manager Matt Smiley.

For updated ordering information, details are on our website.