ALC Program: Free audiobooks for teachers and librarians!

We’re proud to offer our ALC Program for educators and librarians! We want to thank these groups for the roles they play in their communities and spread the word that anyone can support their local bookstore by purchasing audiobooks from

Tell me more about is the first audiobook company to make it possible for you to buy audiobooks directly through your local bookstore. We provide a way for people to support their community regardless of location and the time constraints of modern life. When you shop local and support your bookstore through audiobooks, you’re putting money back into your community.

We’re proud to partner with 1,700+ independent bookstores and over 9,000 booksellers across the US, Canada, and abroad!

We’re also a Social Purpose Corporation, which means we pursue both social and financial goals in the for-profit context, even if those social goals may at times conflict with the corporation’s financial interest or shareholders’ financial interests. Basically, we aim to do good, even when it doesn’t necessarily financially serve us.

What are ALCs?

ALC stands for Advanced Listening Copy, which publishers provide at no charge to qualifying book lovers in the hopes that they’ll read and promote upcoming audiobooks. Here at, we offer ALCs to qualifying educators, librarians, booksellers, and influencers.

The audiobooks offered on a monthly basis are tailored to each group and handpicked from publisher nominations. We believe in promoting not only the audiobooks that everyone’s buzzing about, but also in uplifting marginalized voices within the publishing industry. We know that educators and librarians are often doing the work within their communities to help people read more diversely, and we’re excited to further facilitate that through our ALC program!

Who qualifies for ALCs?

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Teachers or school librarians working with students between the ages of 5-18 are eligible for the educator ALC list. You’ll receive a half dozen audiobooks that publishers think you’ll want to use in your classroom or recommend to parents and students.

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American Library Association (ALA) individual and organization members are eligible for the librarian ALC list. The monthly list will help inform your buying decisions of audiobooks, print, and eBooks.

How do I apply?

We’re glad you asked! Simply go the ALC Program page on and fill out the form:

Please note that you must have a free account to request access.

Help us spread the word about this exciting program by sharing this blog post and personally inviting qualified friends and colleagues!

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When you start a new membership in support of bookstores, you'll get a bonus audiobook credit.

Madi Mullen is Product Manager at In her free time, she enjoys reading and listening to books, walking, and traveling with her family. As a PNW native, she loves every season and gets outside as much as possible.

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