Are you a member of a book group? Want to get discounts on your group’s books, and connect with your local independent bookstore? We’d love to help! Greenlight can stock the books for your book group, and members will receive 15% off on each of your group’s book picks. We just need a little information (and some advance notice!) to make it happen.
To start your book group's registration process, we ask that you provide us with the following information at least three weeks before the date your book is needed:
- The primary store location where you would like to pick up your books (Fort Greene or Prospect Lefferts Gardens)
- Name of the book club
- Contact person for the book club and their contact information (email preferred)
- How many people are in the book club
- How many people will want to buy the book from Greenlight (your best guess)
- The title of the book you are reading next
- The date of your group's meeting to discuss the book
- The date you need your book to be available for purchase
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include all of the above information in your email. You will receive an email reply / followup from the book group coordinator at the store of your choice with further information. You can be in touch with them directly when you choose future discussion picks.
Q: How do I claim my 15% discount?
A: Just mention the name of your book group at checkout! We’ll be able to check our system to see that the book is registered with your group, and apply your discount on the spot. (Your book must be registered and in stock in order to apply the discount.) This applies whether you’re purchasing the book in our store, OR on our website at greenlightbookstore.com!
Q: Why do you need book information three weeks before we want the book? What happens if I send the information later than that?
A: Having three weeks’ notice allows us time to order your book directly from the publisher, which means we get the best price on the book, allowing us to discount it for you. If we receive your request with less than three weeks’ lead time, we can still get it in for you, but we may not be able to offer you the same discount.
Q: Why do I need to pick a primary store to register? Can my group members get their discount in both stores?
A: Your discount will be coded in our system in both stores. However, if we are ordering in books for your group, we need to be able to order them in to just one location. If we happen to have your book in stock at the other store, you’re welcome to purchase it there and claim your discount. We can only guarantee the book will be in stock for your members at the primary store where you have registered.
Q. I have a question about my book group or Greenlight’s book group policies. Who can I contact?
A. Email email@example.com for general questions, and one of our coordinators will get back to you.