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Make a contribution

You can support us directly with a one-time or recurring donation through PayPal. Please add a note to your donation during confirmation that it is for “Redbud Books.”

Become a supporter

There are multiple ways of supporting Redbud Books beyond direct financial donations. If you would like to help us get started or in an ongoing way, please consider becoming a donor-organizer or faculty Red-Buddy.

Donor-Organizer: Raise $500 or $1,000 from your circle of co-workers, family, and friends. Make a real difference and get your name on the Redbud supporter wall! To sign up, please use this form.

Faculty Red-Buddy: Commit to transferring credits received from presses for manuscript or book proposal reviews to Redbud’s ordering team. Earn a tax credit and recognition on the Redbud gratitude wall. If you would like to join the Faculty Buddy Program, please use this form.

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Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Redbud, and we could always use more folks to help out whether through staffing shifts in-store, taking on special projects, assisting with events, or any of a number of other ways. If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please fill out this quick interest form.