Although this blog isn’t only about books, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share my great love of books. And since I do love books, I’m dedicating this entire page to books and all things bookish (in addition to any posts I may write about books and bookish subjects). So this page will be the repository for all things books.
Keep checking back as I’ll update this page frequently.
Here’s a few of my bookish links to get you started:
→ Check out my Goodreads read-shelf to see what I’ve been reading & add me as a friend.
→ I also use StoryGraph, a new website to help you find your perfect books based on your mood and the type of books you like to read.
→ Follow my Book Love board on Pinterest because who doesn’t love Pinterest!
→ Fight censorship and promote the freedom to read by reading a banned book!
→ Celebrate Banned Books Week in September.
I’m trying to move away from shopping at that large online book corporation that I shall not name. I’m not a fan of one business monopolizing book titles, particularly in audio and e-books, so that you can’t get that book anywhere else. Instead, I’m supporting indie and used bookstores:
→ Support local bookstores by shopping online at Bookshop.org. Bookshop, a new website, is dedicated to financially supporting local independent bookstores and giving back to the book community (read more about their mission here). My little corner shop on Bookshop features some of my favorites in a variety of genres.
→ Purchase books from Thriftbooks.com & enable my reading
addiction habit—if you use my link to make a purchase, you will receive a 15% discount on your 1st purchase and I’ll get a 20% discount on my next purchase. (I get an extra 5% because I’m a Thriftbooks Reading Reward member, which you can do too!)
→ Patronize the independent bookstores in your neighborhood and celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! In fact, celebrate it every day.
If you live near Washington, D.C., here are some of my faves:
If you live in the greater Seattle area, here are some of my faves:
- Ballast Book Co., Bremerton
- Elliot Bay Book Co.
- Twice Sold Tales
- Queen Anne Book Company
- Eagle Harbor Book Co., Bainbridge Island
And outside of the Seattle area:
- Borderlands Books, San Francisco
- Powell’s Books, Portland, Oregon
- The Strand, NYC
- The Last Bookstore, LA
- Books&Books, Miami
- Parnassus, Nashville, Tennessee
→ Another way to support indie bookstores and get your favorite audiobooks is libro.fm. Buy à la carte or subscribe to a monthly membership. Every purchase supports the bookstore of your choice. And if you’re switching to libro.fm from that shall-not-be-named-massive-online-book-corporation, enter the code SWITCH when you start your membership to get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1.
→ Also, why buy books when you can read them for free? Support your local library!
→ And you can borrow e-books and audiobooks from your local library without leaving home through the Libby app!
→ Show off your book love by wearing bookish apparel from OutofPrint.com. With every purchase, OOP donates books and supports literacy programs around the world.
→ Write your own book! Join me for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) to furiously write a novel in November.
Or join me for CampNaNoWriMo and spend April and/or July writing.
Let me know your favorite bookstores and bookish sites in the comments below!