I am currently working on a personal project to create a WordPress based collection of all the books I have read. While searching for resources I came across these great WordPress themes for selling books – some are geared toward an individual author’s books and others are for a full online store that could be used for a bookstore or publisher.
I ultimately decided to build my own plugin with a book taxonomy, custom fields for my collection and integrated affiliate links. I’ve improved my coding skills and even found a good way to import my existing data so I didn’t have to create over 1200 book posts (roughly the number of books I’ve read since I started keeping track.). As I work through this project I plan to write about it in a number of posts and make the code available.
So, even though I didn’t use any of these WordPress themes for selling books for my own book collection project, they are still great resources that are worth sharing.
WordPress Themes for Selling Books Online
Bookish – a responsive WordPress theme that includes WooCommerce, Layer Sliders, 4 theme skins, multiple color schemes and font awesome. It is ideal for authors or book marketers. More information and a live demo is available here.
Author Pro is child theme for the Genesis Framework by StudioPress. The theme is responsive and is geared toward a site for one author site who has one or more books available for sale rather than for an entire bookstore. Personally I’m a big fan of the Genesis themes and their clean code although they can be more difficult to customize for new users.
BookShelf is a WordPress theme designed for selling books and other media online and can easily handle digital as well as physical products. It includes WooCommerce, Visual Composer, Po Composer for language translations, Revolution Slider and the Tribe Events Calendar. It also supports bbPress and BuddyPress. More information and a live demo is available on the BookShelf website.
Book Store is a clean responsive WooCommerce powered WordPress store theme suitable for book stores, libraries, book shops, digital products, ebooks, software apps or can be used to create affiliate sites. It includes WooCommerce, a page builder, multi-language support and a portfolio. You can read more about Book Store and view a demo on their site.
Papirus is a responsive eCommerce WordPress theme designed for selling books and other products online. It includes WooCommerce, premium WooCommerce plugins, Visual Composer, Gallery page templates and interactive sliders.
Book Lovers is a responsive WordPress theme designed for Book Stores, Publishing House and Libraries. It can also be used to sell other media such as video games. It includes WooCommerce, Visual Composer and PO Composer for language translations.
Book Store eCommerce is another WordPress theme for selling books online. It includes WooCommerce, Visual Composer and Revolution Slider. It also includes a CVS importer to facilitate importing existing book data.
Aurum is a minimalist responsive ecommerce theme for selling books and other products online. WooCommerce, Visual Composer and Layer Slider are all included with the theme. The theme also includes multi-language support. Aurum is another great WordPress solution for selling books online.
There are a number of WordPress themes for selling books online. Maybe one of these will help you get started. Which one do you like the best?
If you would like assistance setting up your WordPress online bookstore or other eCommerce site, please contact me for more information.