Affiliate Program

I have an affiliate relationship with 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 am an affiliate of Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe and Here’s why.

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. 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:

  1. You keep dollars in the local economy
  2. You embrace what makes local bookstores and your community unique
  3. You create local jobs
  4. You help the environment
  5. You nurture community
  6. You conserve your tax dollars
  7. You create more choice
  8. You take advantage of local booksellers’ expertise
  9. You invest in entrepreneurship
  10. You make your area a destination
Infographic describing reasons to shop at local bookstores

Opinions Are My Own

Any opinions expressed in this blog are my own. Malaprop’s and 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 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 .

Former Affiliate

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.


  1. Thank you so much for this idea! I was so inspired, I went ahead and became an affiliate of an Indie as well!

  2. I love Malaprop – we stopped in there when we were vacationing in Asheville last fall. I was so jealous looking that the lineup of author appearances they had – why can't I find something awesome like that here in Boston?!

    Great ideas you are implementing here on your blog. I would also point out which I just saw posted on Olde Town Books & Tea's blog. This is an awesome way for people to recycle books to the troops.

  3. I think I will sign up this weekend as well! It is a great idea being an affiliate to these two programs.

  4. I think this is great! 🙂 I love our local independent bookstore — and our library uses BWB to sell our weeded books.

  5. great choices for affiliates, I am a huge fan of BWB. I'll have to remember to come link through your site next time I buy from there 🙂

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