Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support independent bookstores and give back to the book community.
We believe that bookstores are essential to a healthy culture of readers and writers. They’re where authors can connect with readers, where we discover new writers, where children get hooked on the thrill of reading that can last a lifetime. They’re also anchors for our downtowns and communities.
As more people buy their books online, we wanted to create an easy, convenient way to get your books and still support local bookstores. We also wanted to create a place where authors, groups, individuals, and publications can earn affiliate fees that benefit local bookstores.
We hope that Bookshop can help strengthen the fragile ecosystem and margins around bookselling and keep local bookstores an integral part of our culture and communities.
Bookshop also has an affiliate program that allows anyone to earn a commission from selling books, while giving back to bookstores. So if you have a bookclub, or a PTA, or a website, or a #bookstagram feed, sign up to be an affiliate to be rewarded for your advocacy of books--Bookshop wants to give back to you, as a supporter of reading and independent bookstores!
Bookshop will be a B-Corp - a corporation dedicated to the public good. By design, we give away about 75% of our profit margin to the stores, publications, and people that make up the thriving, inspirational culture around books!