Go back in time and discover the history of Peters, from our beginnings right up to the present day.


John Sheldon Peters (Snr) opens J. S. Peters - a retail bookshop in Moor Street, Birmingham, and by 1936 is also supplying libraries with his son, John Peters (Jnr).


John Snr (left) dies at the age of 84, still running the organisation. John Jnr (right) takes over.


With the Moor Street premises placed under a demolition order to make way for the new (original) Bull Ring development, J.S. Peters relocates to Bristol Street, Birmingham.


A decision to concentrate on library supply and cease retail trading meant a move to premises at Thorp Street, Birmingham.


John (Jnr) dies and Malcolm Peters (pictured) takes over the running of the company.


Peters’ computerised stock system ‘Petra’ is developed.


Deliveries are made by Volkswagen van, seen here outside Solihull Central Library.


Thorp Street showroom is re-fitted with a focus on children’s books


All Birmingham operations consolidated under one roof at Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham, complete with a smart fleet of delivery vans!


Promoting bright ideas, equipment and accessories to libraries, The Kit Shop, the origins of our current furniture operation, opens next door.


The Kit Shop moves to new premises, allowing for growth and product development - seen here with illustrator Nick Sharratt, surrounded by products he has designed exclusively for Peters!


Rhydian Peters appointed Chairman of the company, taking over from his father, Malcolm, on his retirement.


Peters Bookselling Services and the Kit Shop are rebranded as Peters Books & Furniture, and the Furniture operation, including a new furniture showroom, is moved into the main premises.


Peters undergo a colourful rebrand and continues to flourish at the Bromsgrove Street site, with both books and furniture all under one roof.

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