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Collage of bookstores encourages more people to read while supporting local, independent bookstores.

Create a free account is an employee-owned Social Purpose Corporation that shares profits from your audiobook purchases with your chosen bookstore, giving you the power to keep money within your local economy.

Collage of booksellers began as a conversation among friends at Third Place Books, a local bookstore in Seattle, Washington, about the growing popularity of audiobooks and the lack of a way for readers to purchase them from independent bookstore.

Flash forward, and was founded in 2014. The team then spent nearly two years speaking with booksellers about their needs and suggestions, while also building our catalog of audiobooks and developing our platform, including iOS and Android apps.

Today, partners with more than 2,500 bookstores around the world to sell audiobooks and has members in 60 countries and counting.

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We care about supporting small businesses because we are a small business.

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Portrait of Avery


Portrait of Carl


Portrait of Craig


Portrait of Irwin


Portrait of Jenna


Portrait of Julia


Portrait of Karen


Portrait of Kate


Portrait of Louise


Portrait of Madi


Portrait of Mark


Portrait of Mike


Portrait of Nick


Portrait of Olivia


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Meet our team

The values that guide us:

Purpose drives us.

Supporting our local bookstores and economies is the common mission that brings our team together.

We amplify historically excluded voices.

We are committed to investing in authors of color, disabled authors, and LGBTQIA+ authors, and elevate their stories throughout our website, app, and marketing communications.

We are humans, not bots.

Weโ€™re real people that listen to our customers.

Integrity drives us to do the right thing.

We work to earn the trust of bookselling partners and customers every day.

We seek to grow.

We are committed to learning; Evolution can be challenging, but is critical to our growth and development.

We keep it balanced.

We work tirelessly towards our vision while striving to balance fun and life outside of work.

We are a Social Purpose Corporation

As a Social Purpose Corporation and 100% employee-owned company, we pursue both social and financial goals in the for-profit context, even if those social goals may at times conflict with the corporationโ€™s financial interests. We release an annual report outlining our efforts and progress.

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Park Road Books is proud to partner with to give you a great audiobook experience.