“Bookselling is a cultural and political expression, an expression of progressive change, of challenge to oppressive authority, of a search for a community of values which can act as an underpinning of a better world. The true profit in bookselling is the social profit; the bottom line, the measure of the impact of the books on the community.” —David Schwartz
We at Princeton University Press share a commitment to social profit and an underpinning belief that books do make for a better world. As we approach the end of a year unlike any other, we’re giving thanks for the bookselling community which continues, every day of the year and recently in the face of incredible challenges, to serve as a guiding light, ushering books and ideas out into a community of readers. From November 20 until December 24, PUP global staff are being reimbursed for independent bookstore purchases up to £80/$100/650CNY. Join us, if you can, in giving thanks for the books and booksellers who help to build, grow, and sustain a better world. In need of bookseller suggestions? Here’s a list of Black-owned bookshops in the United States.