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 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 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