UFCW is the union for booksellers.
UFCW, the union for food and retail workers, believes all bookstore workers deserve living wages, affordable healthcare, stable schedules, safe workplaces, and so much more — all guaranteed in writing by a union contract. That’s why we work with and represent booksellers at stores of all shapes and sizes – from nationwide chains like Barnes & Noble and Half Price Books to local shops like Politics & Prose in Washington, DC, Book Culture & Greenlight in NYC, and Savoy Bookshop & Cafe in Westerly, R.I..
Not every bookstore has union representation, but workers across the country are organizing to change that. In fact, over the last year, workers at eight Half Price Books stores have voted YES to start their union.
When we all come together and use our collective voice, we have power! You and your coworkers are the reason your bookstores remain successful and you know their shelves better than anyone. You deserve wages and benefits that reflect that. Your hard work deserves respect.
This is why booksellers are unionizing — to have a say in the policies that affect their day-to-day work lives. And you can join them! Talk to one of your fellow (recently unionized!) booksellers and learn more about how you can start a union at your store by filling out the form below.
A Union for Every Bookseller
Recent Bookseller Victories
Salem Bull Moose Workers Have Unionized!
October 12, 2021
Politics and Prose Workers in DC Ratify First Union Contract
September 13, 2022
Bookstore Workers Across the Country Join UFCW
January 7, 2022
Half Price Books Workers in Kentucky Join Local 227
October 6, 2022
Half Price Books Workers United
April 14, 2022
Savoy Bookshop & Cafe Workers in Rhode Island Join Local 328
January 5, 2023