Reading photography books is a great way to learn new things and be inspired. If you like to read a good book, Photobook Collective is the perfect place for you. It is a website dedicated to photography books and you can buy, sell or trade them with other members.
Photobook Collective was developed for individual hobbyists and collectors rather than businesses. Personally, I like this concept because it makes the website more of a community than another Amazon or eBay. Additionally, members can buy, sell or trade books without competing with commercial sellers. Still, the website notes that there are publishers and dealers who are also passionate about photo books and have their own collections. “As individuals, we welcome them as members,” the site reads. If you are a self-published photographer, you can also list your photo books and zines.
While some photography books are easy to find in bookstores or online, many of them are not so easy to obtain anymore. They may be rare or out of print, or perhaps you are looking for signed, original, or limited editions. You can buy or sell them on this website, and I think you can find some real gems if the community on Photobook Collective grows enough.
It should be noted that this website is described as a global community, not just based in the United States. However, count on the delivery costs if you order a book from another country or sell one to someone who does not live where you live.
Photobook Collective charges a monthly fee of $ 5 to members (or $ 50 per year), but there is no additional fee. If you sell a book, the site doesn’t earn a commission: buyers pay you directly, and you keep 100% of what you earn. So if this sounds like a deal for you, go ahead and sign up here.