Book Suey is a cooperatively owned and democratically run bookstore that provides access to books, connection to local writers and publishers, and meaningful conversation in a safe and welcoming environment. We bring together a diverse community of members and residents to share in reading experiences and learn from one another. We seek to transform the things we sell into ideas, connections, and relationships that form the foundation of vibrant communities.
We started Book Suey in 2017 to help reimagine the relationship between places, spaces, people, business, and community. We are a cooperative business, a community driven operation owned and supported by members and motivated by community value rather than profit. For the time being, we operate from within Bank Suey as a part-time tenant of the community space.
We are member owners: members owners work together to oversee Book Suey operations. They contribute their time, money, and expertise to keep the shop running. (Want to become a member owner? Stop in and chat with us.)
We are community supporter members: community supporters are dedicated customers who are committed to the mission and principles of Book Suey. For $25/year, community supporters receive 10% of all purchases, Book Suey swag, and access to members only events.