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"amass a library of photography treasures" - Forbes Magazine

Charcoal Book Club is the best way to stay up-to-date on the most essential work in contemporary photography.

As a member, what do I get?

Each month, you’ll receive a new museum-quality photobook, hand-picked for you by our team of expert curators and artists who love, study, and work in the photography industry. Sometimes, it’ll be a classic title every bibliophile should own; sometimes it’ll be a new release from an emerging artist who is poised to make big waves.

Can I see which books I’ll get?

On the fourth week of each month, we'll send you an email announcing the upcoming book-of-the-month with images, publisher descriptions, and notes from our guest curators. As book lovers ourselves, we get a kick out of that moment of discovery so we’ve created a program that surprises (and hopefully delights) you every month.

What if I already have one of the upcoming books?

If you already have the book, you can notify us within 7 days of receiving the email announcement by clicking the button at the bottom of the email that says, “Already have this book?”. We will work with you to swap the book for one of similar value that you don’t have.

What is a SWAP?

A SWAP allows you to exchange an upcoming book-of-the-month for another book from our store of similar value. We take a lot of pride in our picks, and only send out titles we sincerely think should be in your library. We believe that one of the best parts of collecting photobooks is discovering artists, styles, and concepts you never knew existed as well as re-discovering work years after it's been on your shelf. Swaps must be submitted within 7 days after recieving the email announcement for the upcoming book-of-the-month. Swaps are currently available for members on the quarterly and annual payment plans (gift subscritpions and monthly payment plans are not eligible). If you have any questions or would like to upgrade your membership to take advantage of swaps please email info@charcoalbookclub.com.

How did you determine the monthly cost?

These are well-made, tangible objects. Conversations about the subjective value of art aside, our monthly picks vary in size and value (ranging between $40 and $90 per book). We carefully curate a yearly selection of 12 books that have an average retail cost equal to—and often greater than—what you're paying each month. Go month-to-month, or save money by purchasing a quarterly or annual membership.

Can I give a book-club membership as a gift?

Of course! Email us at info@charcoalbookclub.com and we'll help you set up a special surprise for the lucky recipient. Then, pour yourself a glass of something boozy and pat yourself on the back for being an impeccable gift-giver.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards (including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) as well as PayPal, Amazon Payments, Apple Pay, and more.

Do you offer student discounts?

Yes we do! We want to help foster creativity in the student community as much as we can. Send an email from a working .edu adress at info@charcoalbookclub.com

Can I cancel my membership?

Sure! We’ll be sad to see you go, but you’re welcome to manage or cancel your membership any time through your individual customer portal. Cancelations must be take place prior to the renewal of your membership. Depending on your payment plan, your renewal payments process on the 1st of the appropriate month. For more information please read our Damages, Returns, & Cancelation Policy

DAMAGES & RETURNS

If a book arrives to you seriously damaged, send an email at info@charcoalbookclub.com. Please attach a photo of the problem, and we’ll work with you to replace your copy or get you credit to our bookstore. For more information please read our Damages, Returns, & Cancelation Policy

 
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