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About 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.

Whether you are paying for monthly membership, giving an audiobook gift to a friend, or buying audiobooks for yourself or your organization, shares the profit from your purchases with your local bookstore.

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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


Portrait of Priya


Portrait of Waleed


The values that guide us:

A person reading at Parnassus Books

Parnassus Books / Nashville, TN

Purpose drives us.

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

Booksellers at The Lit. Bar

The Lit. Bar / The Bronx, NY

We support all voices.

We actively seek to understand how we can collaborate with each other, advocate for underrepresented voices, and create an inclusive environment. Read more about the actions we take to implement stronger DEI practices within the community and beyond.

Booksellers sporting gear

Country Bookshelf / Bozeman, MT

We are humans, not bots.

We are accountable for ensuring the customer knows we are listening and that they are connecting with real people at

A dog sleeping at a Read with Me Books

Read with Me Books / Raleigh, NC

We make it right.

Integrity drives us to do the right thing; every day, we work to earn the trust of our booksellers, customers, and each other.

People drinking coffee in the cafe at Books & Books

Books & Books / Coral Gables, FL

We seek to grow.

We are committed to learning; growth and evolution are challenging but critical to our success and development. team members at a bookstore team members

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, is able to pursue both social and financial goals in the for-profit context, even if those goals may at times conflict with financial interests.

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