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Smith Street Books moves to Thames & Hudson (ADS) for ANZ distribution

Smith Street Books and Thames & Hudson are thrilled to announce that from 1 February 2022, distribution of Smith Street Books and Smith Street Gift titles in Australia and New Zealand will move to Thames & Hudson.

Smith Street Books would like to thank Simon & Schuster for their excellent support over the past six years—from our modest beginnings to a thriving independent Australian publisher with a global reach. The staff at Simon & Schuster, particularly Dan Ruffino, Elissa Baillie and Amanda Rae, have worked tirelessly to help us develop our business in Australia and New Zealand. We are looking forward to developing this further into the future.

In advance of 1 February 2022, you should send your Smith Street Books’ February new release orders only to ADS at

On 31 January 2022, all backorders will be transferred to ADS by HEDS.

From 1 February 2022, all orders for Smith Street Books’ titles should be sent to ADS.


Returns for books invoiced by Simon & Schuster/HEDS must be processed by Simon & Schuster/HEDS. ADS will not accept returns for books invoiced by HEDS.

HEDS will cease to issue Return Authorisations (RA) after Monday, 28 February 2022 all requests received after this date will be rejected by HEDS.

Physical stock with a valid authorisation must arrive at HEDS by Saturday, 30 April 2022. Books received by HEDS after this date will be rejected and returned to customer at their expense.

Contact details

ADS: email your orders to
HEDS: email your orders to

Smith Street Books: for enquiries email
Thames & Hudson: for enquiries email
Simon & Schuster: for enquiries email


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