I have an affiliate relationship with Bookshop.org and Malaprop's Bookstore in beautiful Asheville, NC. I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you if you purchase merchandise through links on my site. Read more on my affiliate page.
I have an amazing local independent book store. Malaprop’s is a mainstay of beautiful downtown Asheville, NC and regularly hosts book events with both regional authors and internationally-known authors.
Bookshop.org supports independent bookstores by providing them with affiliate links much like my own and gives 80% of their profit margin to member bookstores.
I’ll borrow heavily from IndieBound‘s infographic to describe what happens when you shop at local bookstores:
- You keep dollars in the local economy
- You embrace what makes local bookstores and your community unique
- You create local jobs
- You help the environment
- You nurture community
- You conserve your tax dollars
- You create more choice
- You take advantage of local booksellers’ expertise
- You invest in entrepreneurship
- You make your area a destination
Opinions Are My Own
Any opinions expressed in this blog are my own. Malaprop’s and Bookstore.org do not influence or endorse them in any way.
What This Means for You and This Blog
I link any books I mention to Malaprop’s and Bookshop.org. I’ve also posted links to their websites in my sidebar. If you choose to purchase merchandise through those links, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’m not expecting to generate much (or any) money from this; I simply want to send more traffic toward .
I used to be an affiliate of Better World Books but I let that relationship lapse during the blogging break I took from 2016 – 2020. I still support their business model but I’m choosing to focus my efforts more on independent bookstores. You may still find Better World Books affiliate links in posts written prior to 2020.