This week, we're excited to announce the launch of the world's first photobook of the month club!
Brought to you by the founders of The Collective Quarterly, Charcoal Book Club is the best way to discover the top essential and emerging photobooks from around the globe.
Though some have been quick to proclaim the death of print, demand for ink on paper has skyrocketed. But people don't always have access to great bookstores or hours to wander the stacks. That's where Charcoal comes in. The team is constantly turning the pages of new releases and classics and passing along the ones they can't live without.
As our friend Cig Harvey points out, “A photobook is its own world, its own little planet.” It’s a way of opening up new universes you never knew existed.
Reading is an experience. Your senses are engaged. Books have a smell, a look, a feel. They force you to slow down and be contemplative—and that’s where richness lives.
Charcoal has created a program that surprises (and hopefully delights) members every month. They're working with some of the most respected artists and publishers in the photography industry, including Aperture, Mack, Phaidon, Steidl, Twin Palms, and more than 250 independent photobook publishers worldwide.
Membership includes free shipping to the contiguous US, Canada, and the UK—as well as special pricing to the bookstore, first dibs on exclusive editions, and access to a weekly newsletter packed with imagery sneak peeks, and special deals. So what are you waiting for? If you act now, you can get 10% off your membership with code VIP17.
1 curated photobook each month
Unlimited swaps for books in store
Members-only pricing in Charcoal's bookstore
The latest news and perks via email
Free shipping to US, Canada, and UK (subsidized elsewhere)
Starting at $58/month