About Us

BDL was established in 1990 by Anthony Gatt. The company is responsible for the sale, promotion and distribution of books issued by leading publishing houses as well as individual authors.

BDL Publishing is renowned for quality books such as the Richard Ellis photography books and a vast library of publications ranging from children’s readers to tourist guidebooks, from novels to dictionaries and souvenirs to prestigious Melitensia. BDL is also behind BDL Fun Games and BDL Edu Games, the first and only range of Maltese board games tailor made for the local market.

In 2018 BDL, in collaboration with i2b, launched OCTAVO, a bespoke digital reading application. The whole project was developed in Malta with the intent of offering the first educational platform that is specifically tailored for the Maltese educational landscape and one which also supports the Maltese language. The oBook, named after the app, uses a smart layout where books are displayed according to a reader’s age and device. With Octavo, readers are treated to an entirely fresh way of consuming digital books.

Book Distributors Limited (BDL) is the leading publication distributor in the Maltese islands working in conjunction with the major local publishing houses.

With over twenty-five years of experience in the field, we pride ourselves in offering a fast and efficient delivery service to all retail outlets, schools, libraries and individual clients.

Conveniently located just off San Gwann’s main thoroughfare the BDL warehouse and retail outlet has become a destination for all book lovers.

The bookshop is an expansive depository of quality books where one can browse and shop directly from a selection of over 20,000 titles in a tranquil atmosphere. Parking is hardly ever a problem.