Sign up for Margins Bookselling Month!

Updated: Sep 6



ABOUT #MARGINSBOOKSELLING Month

#MarginsBookselling Month is a celebration of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and Neurodiverse booksellers and their communities. This is a community collaboration coordinated by The Word | A Storytelling Sanctuary.

It's that time of year again!


Our second annual #MarginsBookselling Month, a celebration of bookstores and booksellers from the margins, is well underway and we invite you to participate in this year's celebration. The main festivities will take place in October but we've planned events all year round to celebrate YOU!


In 2022, we’ve already:

-- Created the monthly Margins Bookselling Newsletter, an industry newsletter where we take center stage

-- Hosted exclusive bookseller pre-pub events and

-- We're planning even more workshops, opportunities to build community, and more!


During our inaugural year in 2021, we created

-- a beautiful map (https://findmarginsbookstores.thewordfordiversity.org/) to uplift bookstores and for readers to discover bookstores in their area they might not have been aware of before,

-- a journal published by Chronicle Books with details about the participating stores,

-- Libro.fm gave away free audiobook subscriptions,

-- we hosted virtual events with authors like Michelle Zauner, Mariame Kaba, and R.O. Kwon,

-- created the #MarginsChoice Award,

-- and spotlighted participating stores on our social media as did like Reese’s Book Club and Bookshop.org.


More info here!


If you are a bookseller who would like to participate, please fill out this form.


If you are a bookstore owner or manager who would like to participate, please fill out this form.