Website Tutorial

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Take a tour of our website with this comprehensive PDF document and learn some helpful tips on how to navigate our site and get the most for your money!



Browsing and Searching Titles:

Customers have the ability to search our database over 300,000 titles. We offer hundreds of publishers, all accessible through our “Quick Search” and “Advanced Search” features on the left side of the page.

While browsing our "Recommended Book Lists" or searching for titles, you will find that we have tagged the books with icons to improve your searches. We have also added these items to our "Advanced Search" feature. The following icons highlight favorably reviewed titles, inventory titles, award winners, and LAUSD reviewed titles:

  Booklist Starred Review  LAUSD Reviewed
  Caldecott Award/Honor   LAUSD Circle
  California Young Reader Medal LAUSD Star
 Coretta Scott King Award/Honor   LAUSD Triangle
 Geisel Award/Honor   Michael L. Printz Award/Honor
 H.W. Wilson Children's Core Collection   Newbery Award/Honor
 H.W. Wilson Middle Grade Core Collection   Publishers Weekly Starred Review
 H.W. Wilson Senior High Core Collection   Pura Belpre Award/Honor
  Horn Book Starred Review   School Library Journal Starred Review
  Kirkus Starred Review   Sibert Award/Honor

Mrs. Nelson’s has also built a large number of recommended book lists based on California State Recommended lists, curriculum requirements, and popular requests. These lists can be found by clicking the “Recommended Lists” page on our website.



Inventory Selections:

Our Book Fair Inventory Selections are refreshed twice a year for our Spring and Fall seasons. About 30% of our inventory is switched out for new releases, recent award winners, new bestsellers, and emerging trends. Our inventory can be found by clicking here. You can also use our "Advanced Search" feature to search within our inventory using specific criteria. All the titles in our Book Fair Inventory have the following icon next to the book:



Mrs. Nelson's has the ability to offer binding services on nearly any paperback and hardcover book in print. To select our prebound option, simply use the drop-down menu when viewing the book details. Titles with 1-4 copies per book will be charged $10.95 per book for our binding services. Titles with 5+ copies per book will be charged $5.95 per book. We offer reduced pricing for bulk orders as well.

Our textbook rebinding services start at $13.95 per book. Click here to learn more!


Managing Lists:

Our website allows users to search and add titles to a personal book list. An infinite number of lists can be generated and monitored through the “Manage Lists” page. To view and edit your lists, simply click the link on the left side of the page under "User Tools." You can create a new list, review and edit the contents of exisiting lists, check for duplicate titles, merge one list into another list, and submit a list for a quote.

With our “Export List” feature on the "Manage Lists" page, users can export their personal lists into an Excel or PDF format. This Excel file can be sorted and manipulated by Title, Author, Publisher, Publishing Date, Binding Type, Quantity, Dewey Number, AR Level, Price, and whether it is in our Inventory. By exporting a list, a customer can share their list with another customer via email. When necessary, Mrs. Nelson’s staff can copy a customer’s list and post it into another customer’s account.


Receiving a Quote:

Customers can submit a list for a quote through the "Manage Lists" page by clicking the desired list and then clicking "Request Quote." An automatic email will be sent to you with your quote request details and a PDF of your list. Mrs. Nelson's staff will contact you with a quote within 2-3 days.