Exciting news for Bookshop.org!
Bookshop.org uses their platform to connect readers with independent booksellers across the globe. Not only do they give bookstores tools to compete online, but they also offer support to stay afloat in local communities. They believe, like we do that "local bookstores are essential community hubs that foster culture, curiosity, and a love of reading."
--Bookshop.org's Mission Statement
The team at Bookshop.org have been named a 2022 Best for the World B Corp, a distinction which is made by B Lab to Certified B Corporations (or B Corps) whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment--community, customers, environment, governance and workers--rank in the top 5% of all B Corps of a similar size.
Bookshop.org founder and CEO Andy Hunter hopes that the recognition given to them by this award helps "publicize the benefits of the ethical e-commerce platform for booksellers that we have created and inspires others across the industry to reflect on what actions they could take to help our independent bookstores stay open and thrive.
Quotes courtesy of Shelf Awareness. Read the full article HERE.
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