If you want to be a part of this exciting project, it’s easy! This is not a subscription, it’s not an annual fee, and we won’t be doing pledge drives every year. Once you’ve purchased your share(s), you are a member/owner and we'll look forward to seeing you at our annual meeting each April!
Three Easy Steps
- Download our Fact Sheet for Prospective Members and a Stock Purchase Agreement.
- Complete the Stock Purchase Agreement and return it to the store in person, by mail, or scanned into an email and sent to our General Manager.
- Click on one of the buttons below to pay for your share(s).
PLEASE NOTE that the share certificates are issued periodically by our volunteers. You may have to wait a month or two for the certificate to reach you, but don't worry, it's coming. With hundreds of members and more joining all the time, we're working hard to get the job done.
Caldecott level ($100): This button buys one common share. You receive one common share and become a full voting member of the co-op. You will get 5% off of all purchases at the bookstore and tea shop.
Newbery level - 1 Common Share + 1 Preferred Share ($600): This button buys one common share plus one preferred share. With one Common share and one Preferred share, you receive all the benefits of a Caldecott member, plus you are eligible for dividends.
Pulitzer level ($1,100 to $9,900): This button buys one common share plus two preferred shares for $1,100. All the benefits of a Newbery member, plus your discount increases to 10%. With multiple preferred shares, your dividends will increase as well!
Whether you choose to buy a $100 Common share or make a larger investment, every co-op member is valuable to us, and we appreciate your interest in being a part of this unique cooperative project!
Common shares are $100. Every member may purchase no more than one common share, which entitles you to vote for members of the Board of Directors and any other issues that are put to a vote at the Annual Meeting or Special Meetings.
Preferred shares, which are non-voting shares, are $500 each and entitle the shareholder to any dividends that the Board may issue once the cooperative This House of Books becomes profitable. Only 1,000 preferred shares are issued, to prevent excessive dilution of value.