Orca Books Co-op Information

Purchase a Co-op Membership Here!

Orca Books has been an important fixture of the Olympia community for almost 30 years, when it was started by the current owner Linda Berentsen. After three decades of running the bookstore, Linda is moving into retirement. On April 1st, 2020, Orca Books Inc transitioned into a worker-run, member-owned cooperative business model, now known as Orca Books Co-op. Customers now have the option of purchasing a lifetime membership and becoming a co-op member of Orca Books. Forming a cooperative enables us to continue providing affordable, quality books to the Olympia community while supporting our staff with secure and fulfilling jobs … and providing a loving home for everybody’s favorite shop cat, Orlando.

Perks of being a Co-op Member include...

  • A lifetime 10% discount on all products in the store.
  • The right to vote in elections for the Board of Directors (one vote per member)
  • Access to member-only sales, special events, etc
  • Access to a snazzy member newsletter with bonus content like surveys and pictures of Orlando
  • The ability to turn into an actual orca during the full moon
  • Bragging rights



If you want to help us stay afloat but don't want to become a member, please make a donation at our GoFundMe page. -- Sharing it is super helpful too!