A week or two ago, my friend Victoria told me about Bookshop.org and I was so excited to see that there is FINALLY a way to easily support local bookstores while conveniently shopping online. As a content creator this is something I’ve always struggled with. I need to be able to easily link to the books I recommend. Most local bookstores have small teams and don’t have the bandwidth to create comprehensive, easy to shop from websites! And now that Amazon has declared books to be “non-essential” (and rightly so!) shipping can take forever.
How to Support Independent Bookstores
Enter Bookshop.org. You can bookmark my storefront if you’d like (the actual URL is: bookshop.org/shop/graceatwood), it’s also linked in the nav of my site under SHOP! As of today, Bookshop.org has raised over $1 million for independent booksellers.
I honestly can’t believe this hasn’t already been done. Bookshop.org is an online website where you can easily order all of your books (like Amazon) while supporting bookstores at the same time. I love that you can find your favorite local bookstore using their map, and they’ll receive the full profit from your order. If you don’t do that, the profit from your order will go into an earnings pool which will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores.
At the top of my storefront I have my current reading list for the month. It’s kind of a sneak peek into the next month’s reading list (May’s list will be out 5/6!) I’m going to make a new list every month.
I also made a little list of quarantine reads. These are my favorite “distraction reads.” Mostly lighthearted, fun books… but also a couple thrillers and tear jerkers. Basically, to make this list, a book has to make me stop thinking about everything else and just want to read.
And of course, there’s a list of Bad on Paper book club picks! (We’ll be announcing our May pick on Wednesday!!!)
Last but not least, a list of thrillers! I’m always getting asked for my all time favorites so here they are. This is just the short list of my all time FAVS.
*Disclosure: If you make a purchase via my Bookshop.org storefront, I will earn a small commission.