About BooksPersonally

My Story

BooksPersonally was started by two entrepreneurs. They wrote the first version of the software to list and price books on Amazon.com. BooksPersonally graduated from a storage unit to a warehouse on Mercer Street in downtown Seattle that was capable of holding 400,000 books. We moved into a larger warehouse that was capable of holding more 1 million books.

We began growing the size of our team and over the course of the next 6 years, we added and still maintain facilities in Portland, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Reno. We opened the largest facility to date in Chicago, IL. It is triple the size of our first facility in Auburn and handles 4 times the volume.

Along the way, we expanded sales to include Bookspersonally.com, which also offers a mobile app experience for iOS and Android. We sell internationally through Amazon in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and India. We have expanded the segments of customers we serve to include our Corrections Library Program.

The company has grown into a global enterprise serving millions of customers worldwide with the help of a team of over 1000 dedicated employees. We’ve learned a ton along the way, inventing systems and software as we grew, and that spirit of entrepreneurial innovation lives on today. We are all looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Feedback & Reviews

We believe reading empowers people, offering them empathy to live for a moment in someone else’s shoes, offers them education, a critical asset to improving one’s life, and offers an occasional escape to fantastic worlds inhabited by interesting characters

“Fast shipping. Had the books I was looking for at a great price. Books in great condition!”

Kevin John

Financial Manager at Acme

“The books I receive from this site are always in great condition and I couldn’t be happier each time a book arrives.”

Russell Kennedy

Assistant Buyer at Globex

“I received the books I ordered in good time, and the condition of each was exactly as advertised. I was blessed to find a copy of a book I loved as a child, but had not been able to find for a long time!”

Janice Griffin

Copywriter at Dynamic

What Can I Do for You?

We believe reading empowers people, offering them empathy to live for a moment in someone else’s shoes, offers them education, a critical asset to improving one’s life, and offers an occasional escape to fantastic worlds inhabited by interesting characters.

Can we do it?

Yes, we save millions of books every year from being destroyed, but our mission goes beyond the environment. We save these books and make them accessible to readers for the chance to shape another mind, share another story, and teach a bit of wisdom.