Top Six Reasons to Buy Audiobooks through Libro.fm

We recognize that book lovers have a choice where they purchase audiobooks. We’ve compiled six reasons why Libro.fm should be at the top of any list.

1 - Indie Stores

#1 / Audiobooks purchased through Libro.fm directly support your local, independent bookstore.
You can now listen to audiobooks while still shopping local. We believe independent bookstores like Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company and Boston’s Papercuts J.P. are the heart and soul of our communities, which is why we’re so thrilled to partner with them and more than a hundred other indie stores, including Blue Willow Bookshop, Book Passage, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Village Books, Northshire Bookstore, Tattered Cover Book Store, and WORD Bookstores.

2 - Expert Recommendations

#2 / Expert Recommendations from indie booksellers.
Whether it’s featuring the best of the Indie Next List, staff picks from Books & Books at the studios, or favorite new fiction at Bookshop Santa Cruz, we’ll keep you in the know.

3 - Easy to Listen

#3 / Easy to listen using our free app (iOS or Android)
You’re just a few clicks away from finding your next book club selection among the tens of thousands of audiobooks available on Libro.fm, including The New York Times bestsellers. Download our free app for any iOS or Android device.

4 - Best Audio Quality

#4 / The best audio quality you’ll find anywhere.
Crystal clear. No distractions. Just you and a book by one of the great novelists of our time, read to you in full stereo.

5 - DRM-free

#5 / DRM-free. Listen to your audiobook on any MP3 enabled device.
Say you download the H Is for Hawk audiobook to your computer… shouldn’t you also be able to listen to it on your smartphone? We think so, too.

6 - Independent

#6 / Independently owned and operated by a team of book lovers who believe we should all #chooseindie.


Some places put profits before customers, authors, or their love for books. This means that someone along the line is getting the short end of the stick. We don’t do that. We are independent and community-driven, just like the bookstores we love.


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What’s Popular in Indie Bookstores This Month

Seven bestselling audiobooks that deserve your attention.


Everybodys-Fool

Everybody’s Fool

By Richard Russo

Russo, at the very top of his game, returns to North Bath, New York, and the characters from his beloved novel Nobody’s Fool.

“While any new book from Richard Russo is a cause for celebration, to have one that revisits the characters from a beloved classic feels like a gift from the literary gods… No one writes better about the quirks, petty jealousies, hard times, humor, and heartbreak of small-town America.”

– Shawn D. / Powell’s, Portland, OR


The-Gene

The Gene

By Siddhartha Mukherjee

Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.

“In the last century, nuclear science changed the world; today, genetics has us again on the brink of a new age, but now it’s not just the world we’re remaking—it’s ourselves. Mukherjee skillfully retraces our steps, relating what we suspected about genetics before we found genes, how we learned to read their code, and, now, how we may rewrite it.”

– Laurie G. / Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C.


LaRose

LaRose

By Louise Erdrich

The masterful new novel by the National Book Award-winning author of The Roundhouse.

“In LaRose Erdrich does what she does best, creating a multi-generational portrait of a family with careful attention paid to nearly every person mentioned; there are no side characters here, only finely sketched individuals who are part of a whole. Reading this book feels a lot like becoming part of that family.”

– Devon D. / Book Culture, New York, NY


The-Nest

The Nest

By Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Sweeney’s warm, funny, and perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of their shared inheritance.

“Welcome to the strikingly dysfunctional Plumb family: four siblings connected by little more than The Nest, a joint trust fund that each has earmarked to support their unrealistic lifestyles…Sweeney artfully touches on each family member as they scramble to save the precarious lives they have built for themselves, bringing light and humor to her characters’ various plights.”

– Jennifer Oleinik (E) / University BookStore, Seattle, WA


Lab-Girl

Lab Girl

By Hope Jahren

This illuminating debut memoir by acclaimed scientist Jahren is also a moving portrait of a longtime friendship, and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world.

“With good humor, plenty of science, scattered literary allusions and the occasional sarcastic zinger, Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl is a sublime memoir of a plant research scientist and her struggles to find professional success, love and family.”

– Bruce Jacobs / Watermark Books and Café, Wichita, KS


Shoe-Dog

Shoe Dog

By Phil Knight

Nike founder Knight shares the inside story of one of the world’s most iconic and profitable brands.

“I’ve known Phil Knight since I was a kid, but I didn’t really know him until I opened this beautiful, startling, intimate book. And the same goes for Nike. I’ve worn the gear, with pride, but I didn’t realize the remarkable saga of innovation and survival and triumph that stood behind every swoosh. Candid, funny, suspenseful, literary—this is a memoir for people who love sport, but above all it’s a memoir for people who love memoirs.”

– Andre Agassi / Author of Open


Zero-K

Zero K

By Don DeLillo

DeLillo’s brilliant new novel is an ode to language, a meditation on death, and an embrace of life.

“The author of the masterpieces White Noise and Underworld returns to form with a haunting novel about what it means to die in the age of ultrasophisticated biology and cryogenics. Like a wonderfully intelligent and benevolent alien being, DeLillo brings an outsider’s perspective to modern life, helping us understand and define who we are.”

– Rico / BookShop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA