School Business


Important Fraud Alert Message

Attention customers and schools.  We are an established independent company and we strive to deliver the best service. However, please be aware that scams are prevalent and we are not an affiliate of any other company nor do we endorse any undocumented representatives calling or going into the schools seeking to do business using our name. To ensure your safety and to protect everyone from any fraudulent activity please contact me directly for any business inquiries.   Deborah Day, CEO and Founder at 1-844-543-7732 or at ashaybythebayceo@gmail.com  Thank you for your business!

Educators and Administrators

Ashay by the Bay is an Independent Minority Business that specializes in African American and Multi-Cultural Children's Books.  We are certified by the State of California and the main core of our business is with public and private schools. Your business is important to us and we are very interested in building a relationship with you to provide the best educational materials and services for your school.  Add us to your vendor list and let us help you build your libraries with culturally relevant books.

Product Selection

We are really excited about our Ashay's School Collections and we have over 1100 Books Online in stock and 3000 in our database most of which meet Core Curriculum Standards. We only sell picture and chapter books, we do not sell textbooks. But we can locate and supply any book you need if its' still available.  Being in business over 20 years, has created great relationships with all publishers and distributers. This is one of the many added benefits that we offer our customers.  Oh, and If you need teaching manuals and reference, generally we can supply these too.       

Reading Lists      

For each grade level, we thoughtfully selected the best books from all genres, and themes that meet Core Curriculum Standards and are Approved by the Accelerator Reader Program. Many are Award Winning Books and are important to youth social emotional learning and development. 

To View and Print the 2023-2024 AFRICAN AMERICAN READING LIST Baby-3 and K-6 GRADES  

To View and Print the 2023 - 2024 SPANISH BI-LINGUAL READING LIST K-6

School Collections and Promotions
Custom Orders / Ordering Sets / Book Collections

When placing a Purchase Order, let us know what book you are looking for and provide us with the Title and ISBN number.  We can provide most any picture and chapter books still in print in (sets) or multiple quantities.  And we can order books in any format you need available. (Trade, Paperback or Hardcover)  

When ordering a custom collection you can use the Reading List like an order form and select only the titles and quantities you need.  You can also add in any additional books you want.  We will review your order and make any adjustments on the invoice. 

Library Cataloging

At the present time, we do not provide any cataloging services for the books that we sell.

New Accounts and Purchase Orders 

   We are Certified by the State of California Department of General Serives and are set up to take Purchase Orders and bill your school direct.  If we are not currently a vendor with your school district, generally all you need to do is request a W-9 Form and or an application to be sent to us from your Purchasing Department, or ask us to send you a completed W-9 to your Purchasing Department. Then (knowing your budget) complete a Purchase Order requisition and obtain your PO# so that we can proceed with your order.  Once we receive the P.O. number we will fulfill your order and ship right away.   Don't forget to include your name, phone number, school ship to location, P.O.# and the item number and quantity of the products selected. If your school has special ordering and shipping instructions, please let us know.


Our credit terms for all schools and organizations is 30 days. 

Shipping and Handling

We can ship Priority Mail, UPS and Curbside 











4 Ways to Place Your Order 


  • Call Direct 1-844-543-7732
  • Deborah Day (Cell) 510-520-2742
  • Email to:  AshayByTheBayCEO@gmail.com
  • Order online. We accept PayPal. Visa, MC, AMEX and DC 

Invoice Payments

Please Remit All Payments to this address only:

Ashay By The Bay
157 Albatrosse Way
Vallejo, California. 94589

Another Option Is Bill.com                                                                                         

Where we are listed to receive Payments.   Https://bill.com

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10-6pm  

 We Are Also A Vendor For The Following School Districts 

Bay Area

  • Acalanes Union H.S. District
  • Benicia Unified School District 
  • Berkeley Unified School District
  • Hayward Unified School District 
  • Millbrae School District 
  • Oakland Unified School District 
  • Oak Grove Unified School District
  • San Francisco 49'ers
  • San Francisco Unified School District 
  • San Lorenzo Unified School District
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education 
  • Solano County
  • Vallejo Unified School District 
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District 
  • First 5 California
  • Head Start East Bay
  • YMCA
  • Contra Costa College


  • Elk Grove Unified School District 
  • Connecting Waters

Southern California

  • Los Angeles Unified School District 
  • Fresno Unified School District 
  • Rialto Unified School District 
  • Moreno Valley Unified School District 

Other School Districts In The United States  

  • Aspire Public Schools - Nationwide 
  • Bessemer City School District - Alabama
  • Little Rock School District - Arkansas
  • Freedom Schools - Nationwide 
  • Community Unit District 308 - Illinois  
  • South Bend Community Schools -  Indiana
  • Bonner Springs Unified School District 204 - Kansas
  • Owensboro Public Schools - Kentucky 
  • Caddo Parrish Schools - Louisiana
  • Washoe County Public Schools - Nevada
  • Harlem Children's Zone / Promise Academy  - New York
  • New York City Schools - New York
  • MSAD #75 - Maine
  • Beaverton School District - Oregon
  • Hermiston School District -  Oregon
  • Northwest Regional Elementary School District - Oregon
  • Riichland One School District - South Carolina 
  • Virginia Beach Schools - Virginia
  • Federal Way Public Schools - Washington


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