Many of you have been asking, so we would love to tell you a little more about our connection to the new online bookstore platform
. Bookshop was created with the mission to support independent bookstores while at the same time giving journalists, influencers, bloggers, and others a viable alternative to linking to Amazon.
A general order on Bookshop will contribute to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores (even those that don’t use Bookshop). If you want to find a specific local bookstore to support, you can find them on Bookshop’s map, and they will receive the full profit from your order.
So how does Women & Children First factor into this equation? For many years, we have been incredibly fortunate for the strong online sales we’ve enjoyed through our website. For that reason, Bookshop does not necessarily benefit us in the same way that it does some of our sibling independent bookstores that haven’t had as vibrant an online presence. While we support and participate in the Bookshop earnings pool, we continue to focus our efforts and energy on maintaining our strong customer service through our website, where we get 100% of the profits.
We appreciate you supporting us and independent bookstores, and we continue to fight for local business as a community hub and support.