Libro.fm

Libro.fm

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Libro.fm | Libro.fm, Your Independent Bookstore for Digital Audiobooks 

What is Libro.fm?

Libro.fm is an employee-owned Social Purpose Corporation that shares profits from your audiobook purchases with your chosen bookshop, 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 organisation, Libro.fm shares the profit from your purchases with your local bookshop.

How does it work?

Step 1: Create a free account and choose your bookshop.

Libro.fm makes it possible for you to buy audiobooks through your local bookshop. Choose the bookshop you'd like to support, and they will get a portion of ever purchase you make.

Step 2: Sign up for a monthly membership or buy audiobooks à la carte.

Pay £9.95 GBP each month for one audiobook credit and 30% off individual audiobook purchases, or buy and listen to audiobooks on your own schedule with no strings attached.

Listen anytime, anywhere.

Listen with the free Libro.fm app and enjoy features that make listening easier and more enjoyable, including a sleep timer, bookmarks, and more!

August 01, 2023 — Bookmark Spalding

The Literary Lounge - Evenings at Bookmark Spalding

The events are ticketed priced at £10.00 to include a glass of wine or juice.  They start at 7.00 pm and generally last a couple of hours and include a question-and-answer session and signing of the book.  All books can be purchased on the evening.
20 July
Sue Hubbard
 
Flatlands is her recently published book and she will be talking about it.  Sue is an award-winning poet, novelist and freelance art critic.  She has published three acclaimed novels and numerous collections of poetry, and was commissioned to create London's largest public art poem at Waterloo.  Flatlands is inspired by Paul Gallico's classic wartime novella The Snow Goose.
 
28 September 
Anne Fletcher
 
Widows of the Ice - The Women that Scott's Antarctic Expedition Left Behind
Widows of the Ice is not the story of famous women but of forgotten wives, whose love and support helped to shape one of the most iconic moments in British history.  They have drifted to the outer edges of the Antarctic narrative, and bringing them back gives a new perspective to a story we thought we already knew.  It is a story of imperialist dreams, misogyny and classism, but also of enormous courage, high ideal, duty, and above, love.
19th October 
Malcolm Moyes
 
Reprieved at Lincoln - In the second half of the nineteenth century, three women from very different backgrounds were convicted of infanticide and sentenced to death at the Lincoln Assizes.  Lucy Anne Buxton, Emma Wade and Selina Stanhope.  All three women were eventually reprieved from the hangman's noose by order of the Home Secretary.  Reprieved at Lincoln delves into the sombre stories of these women and the impact of their crimes on their respective communities.
2nd November 
Francis Pryor
 
A Fenland Garden : Creating a haven for people, plants and wildlife.
The story of how Francis Pryor created a haven for people, plants and wildlife in a remote corner of the fens.  A Fenland Garden is the story of the creation of a garden in a complex and fragile English landscape - the Fens of Southern Lincolnshire.  This is a narrative of the making of a garden, but it is also about reclaiming a patch of ground for nature and wildlife.
I look forward to hearing from you as to whether this will be possible and if so what date it may be published.
June 22, 2023 — Sarah Halgarth
BookTok

BookTok

BookTok made me read it! (Use the search bar above for specific books not listed!) ^^^
February 06, 2023 — Bookmark Spalding
What is Bookshop.org?

What is Bookshop.org?

Bookshop.org is an online bookshop with a mission to financially support local, independent bookshops.
We believe that bookshops are essential to a healthy culture. They are 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 are also anchors for our high streets and communities -- owned, staffed, run and full of real people who have a genuine love of books and reading.
As more and more people buy their books online, we wanted to create an easy, convenient way for you to get your books and support independent bookshops at the same time. If you want to choose a specific bookshop to support, choose them from our map and they’ll receive 30% of the cover price (or almost all of the profit) on your orders for a year. Otherwise, 10% of the cover price of your order will contribute to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among participating independent bookshops each month. Either way, your order is sent straight to your address, and all in-stock items arrive in 2-3 days.
By design, we give away the vast majority of our profit to bookshops, publications, authors and the many others who make up the thriving, inspirational culture around books and reading.
Ultimately, we hope readers visit and enjoy independent bookshops whenever they can and that Bookshop.org makes it easy for readers to support the indies we all love, even when they can’t. Independent bookshops deserve a larger share of the online book-buying market. We hope that Bookshop.org can help strengthen the fragile ecosystem around bookselling and keep local bookshops an integral part of our culture and communities.
Bookshop is a B-Corp - a corporation dedicated to the public good.
February 06, 2023 — Bookmark Spalding

Staff Picks

Each month our wonderful staff choose a new staff pick to promote.

Shop new and up-coming books using Bookshop.org with our storefront. Don't forget to check out our other lists!

Want to learn more about Bookshop.org? Click 'What is Bookshop.org?' in the 'Books' drop-down menu.

February 06, 2023 — Bookmark Spalding