About the First Book Marketplace
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that believes that education is the best way out of poverty for children in need. We address the needs of students by providing educators and program leaders serving low-income communities with access to free and low-cost books and resources to help create educational equity.
The First Book Marketplace is the award-winning eCommerce site exclusively available to the First Book Network—our unique community of over 575,000 educators and professionals working in classrooms, after school programs, childcare facilities, shelters, health clinics, libraries, and other settings serving children in need. Throughout the First Book Marketplace you'll find exclusive discounts on brand-new, relevant, appealing books; school supplies; hands-on learning activities, digital learning tools; and much more. Thanks to our partnerships with major publishers, First Book members can also access brand-new donated books in bulk for just the cost of shipping through our one-of-a-kind Book Bank!
Every item we carry on the First Book Marketplace is curated with educators and students in mind. We believe that representation in books matters and place a special emphasis on carrying a wide variety of titles that support diversity and inclusion. Explore our Diversity & Incusion page to find incredible books and resources for all ages to help your students grow as readers, individuals, and citizens.
In addition to books and resources for purchase, we offer a variety of expert-informed free resources for educators through First Book’s Accelerator™. On our Free Resources page you'll find a curated collection of downloadable educator guides, tip sheets, and other resources to help you engage with students and teach critical topics like Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).
To access the resources on the First Book Marketplace, sign up for FREE at www.fbmarketplace.org/register. Becoming a First Book member takes about 5 minutes, and additional benefits of membership include access to special funding opportunities made available thanks to generous support from our donors and partners.