More than 130 independent book sellers have joined forces in one online shop in order to support smaller businesses and rival retail giants like Amazon.
Bookshop.org went live today in the UK and has already raised more than £19,000 for local bookshops.
First started in the US by entrepreneur Andy Hunter, the bookstore will receive the full profit margin of 30 percent of the cover price, and Bookshop.org will handle all delivery and customer service care issues, Hunter told The Guardian.
Currently there are more than 130 signed up, with 200 more expected by the end of the year.
The website is in business with 900 independent bookstores in the US, and has raised £5.7 million for bookstores around the country, selling £774,722 worth of books in one day in June.
The website gathers titles which are available to buy from local and independent shops around the UK. The books are then …