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Introducing audiobooks


Bookshop Santa Cruz has partnered with Libro.FM to offer downloadable, digital audiobooks to our customers. By opening a free account through Bookshop Santa Cruz, you will have access to independently-provided, DRM-free digital audiobooks, and also be able to support your local, independent bookstore!

Digital audio books can be purchased from Libro.FM individually, or you can sign up for a monthly membership for $14.99/month, with one free audio book per month, and 30% off all additional audio books. Plus, as of November 1st, 2017 Libro.FM now includes giting - give your favorite audio book to a loved one, or encourage your family and friends to shop your wishlist. Find out more below, and create your free account here


How to get started

  1. Visit, select your first book to purchase (a la carte or through the membership), and follow steps to create a free account.

  2. After your purchase, you’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions to download the iOS or Android App, for easy listening on your mobile device or computer.

  3. Start listening. Sign into the app and download your book(s) to your device.


Digital Audiobook Gifting

Bookshop Santa Cruz is excited to offer digital gifting through our audiobook partner, This new feature means you can gift a specific audiobook title(s) either via email or a printable certificate - or ask your friends and family to start shopping your wishlist.

The best part? members get an additional 30% off all purchased gifts and all gifts help support Bookshop Santa Cruz! Find the complete gifting guide here.


Audiobook Memberships

Audiobook memberships are now available at Bookshop Santa Cruz!

Powered by our audiobook partner, your first audiobook is $0.99 and then $14.99 per month. The monthly fee equates to one audiobook credit which you can use at anytime, for any of the 70,000+ audiobooks available on our site. You can easily listen on any device (phone, tablet, PC) as all audiobooks are DRM-free.

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Membership features:

  • Over 70,000 titles

  • First month for $0.99

  • $14.99 monthly fee (one audiobook/month)

  • 30% off additional audiobooks

  • Free iOS and Android App

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Membership Features


Over 70,000 titles  



First month for $0.99



$14.99 monthly fee (one audiobook/month)



30% off additional audiobooks



Free iOS and Android App



Membership credits never expire  



Supports independent bookstores



DRM-Free (listen on multiple devices)



Superior audio quality (2X industry standard)



Recommendations from indie booksellers



Ad-free browsing and listening



Pays a fair rate to publishers and authors






Featured Resources and Playlists from Bookshop Santa Cruz


Real Audiobook Recommendations from Real Booksellers across the country!


Audiobooks for Kids

Great audio books for kids and teens.


The Indie Next List

The Indie Next List, drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells, epitomizes the heart and soul of passionate bookselling.


Great Books on Sale

Our best books at a great price. Don't delay as these deals will only be available for a limited time. Keep checking back for new books!


The New York Times Best Sellers

NYT bestsellers in fiction, nonfiction, and selections from advice, how-to, and miscellaneous.


Favorite New Nonfiction from Fall 2016

Favorite New Fiction from Fall 2016

Favorite Fall Reading from Fall 2016


Listening Just Got a Lot More Fun


Listen to your audiobooks anytime, anywhere. With our free app, enjoy great books during your commute, workout, chores, and more!