who we are


Founded in 1977, CANADIAN MANDA GROUP is a leading sales agency of books, stationery and gift products, offering renowned international and local publishers to retailers, libraries and wholesalers.  

Our team is comprised of a strong network of enthusiastic and devoted individuals, who bring a deep understanding of publishing to their jobs. We're one of the largest commission sales forces anywhere in North America.  With 21 staff members, our company has representatives in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal who offer sales, marketing and logistical support to specialty shops, museums, bookshops and wholesalers across our beautiful nation.  



Nick Smith
President & Partner
Tel: 416.516.0911 x236

Nick began his career in the book business in 1982 working at Toronto’s World’s Biggest Bookstore. In 1987 he moved from retail to publishing in the role of Sales Representative in Eastern Ontario/Quebec for Methuen Publications based in Toronto, a role he would continue when in 1988 he moved to join Canadian Manda. Upon the retirement of the Company’s Founders, David Drew and James Chalmers, Nick became a partner in the business. 

Carey Low
Vice President & Partner
Tel: 416.516.0911 x237

Carey began in the book industry as a bookseller working for Ben McNally in 1994.  From there he worked as a sales representative in Ontario for John McLeod, then travelled the country as a sales representative for Routledge before moving to Canadian Manda to work for David Drew and James Chalmers in 1997.  Carey graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Philosophy, and loves to spend time with his family being active in the great outdoors.