CAVAL Languages Direct provides libraries with shelf-ready resources in any community language.This has been expanded to include a comprehensive range of English language learning resources (ESL, ELT) since CAVAL acquired the Bookery business in central Melbourne. Founded in 1938, Bookery and its associated Foreign Language Bookshop prides itself on its prestigious long term and mutually beneficial partnerships of value with publishers of digital and printed educational materials. Bookery is Australia’s largest online and retail specialist for teachers and students of English as a second language (ESL, ELT, TESOL and TEFL), linguistics and foreign languages. A high service model is provided to academic institutions, teachers and public and school libraries. Staff comprise a mix of experienced booksellers and qualified English and LOTE teachers.

The consolidation of the Bookery management and governance into a company fully owned by the university sector delivers Australia’s largest and most stable library supply business in all Language-related (LOTE and ESL) resources and associated shelf-ready and online support services. No other Australian supplier offers such a comprehensive range of resources in every language, as well as full shelf-ready services in a single workflow. For more information, please visit