The story of The Library Store™ began with Don and Marilyn Gunter and their family. A man with a vision, Don was an engineer and entrepreneur with extensive experience in manufacturing. Don spent many years developing unique, cost effective products for schools and libraries and felt that manufacturing top quality products was just a starting point. Offering customers “a bit more than expected” would be the key to his business’ success. From the beginning, customers received a few “extras” with their order; a small thank you gift, a 100% quality guarantee and a friendly smile.
Since 1983, the knowledgeable staff at The Library Store has diligently delivered high quality supplies and furnishings to libraries and schools nationwide and always with a friendly voice. As the business grew, so did the catalog. In 2012, the TLS catalog grew to over 628 pages and 35,000 products. Today, TreKon manufactures proprietary library products for The Library Store and many other distributors. The facilities of TreKon and The Library Store now occupy over 100,000 square feet of office, warehouse and manufacturing space.