BookBrowse For Libraries

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Who Will Enjoy BookBrowse?

At BookBrowse, we believe that exceptional books do more than just tell good stories, they leave you mentally richer than when you started them. For example, novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just 'page-turners', and thought-provoking non-fiction that entertains as it informs.

This editorial focus coupled with our extensive reading group resources makes BookBrowse a particularly valuable destination for book club members and those who read to expand their horizons, as well as librarians responsible for collection development and book club organization.

Some of your patrons will already be familiar with BookBrowse because each month over half a million book lovers come to BookBrowse looking for advice on what to read next. But unless they pay for an individual membership or your library already subscribes, they have limited access.

BookBrowse's visitors are frequent and dedicated users of their libraries as the statistics below illustrate.

BookBrowse Visitor Profile

  • 81% read at least three books each month.
  • 74% borrow at least one book from their library each month.
  • 63% visit their library online at least once a month, and 70% visit in person.
  • 55% are in at least one book club (of which, over a third are in two or more clubs)
  • 20% of our core visitors are members of their "Friends of the Library" group.
  • Age range: 33%: 25-44. 24%: 45-64. 22%: 65+.
  • 71% women, 29% men.

Source: Demographics from Google Analytics. The remainder from BookBrowse's 2017 survey of 3605 visitors. BookBrowse generally conducts a visitor survey every three years, so normally we would have updated these statistics in 2020, but because of Covid-19 we have delayed the next visitor survey until at least 2021.