Culture and Creativity

Welcome to the GL group blog!

We’re excited to launch our blog and look forward to sharing more information about our business and the things that are important to us!


GL group is a family-owned company, in business in St. Louis since 1974. Sandy Jaffe, our founder, purchased a struggling book wholesaler and immediately started growing the business. In the years since, GL group has grown into the parent company for Booksource, Turtleback Books, Peaceable Kingdom, and Jaffe Book Solutions.


At GL group, we pride ourselves on doing things a little differently than other companies out there. Not only do we provide quality services to our customers, but also we ensure that we put our employees first, every day. Put simply, we strongly believe that the key to our success is our people – and every one of our employees is a valuable asset to our team.


What makes us different is that we do more – a lot more – than just talk about the ways our company culture is different. We have implemented programs such as Bring-Your-Baby-to-Work, Sandy Vacations, the Marcia Jaffe scholarship, wellness and tuition advancements, and more, that provide direct benefits to our employees and help improve their time both at work and at home.


On our blog, you’re going to find lots of information about GL group and what makes us different. We’ll be sharing information with you about our employee benefits, messages from our leadership team, GL group news, how we’re sharing our unique company culture with other business leaders, and more.


Our goal is to be named the best place to work in America and we’re well on our way. We’d love for you to check out our available positions. We’d also like to hear more about your talent and experience, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our recruitment team at [email protected] or to Jen Patterson, our HR Coordinator-Recruiting at [email protected].