Make a Book Bank Deposit


Buy a 3rd Thing book for someone you don’t even know.

Add a digital Book Token to your cart. Each token represents one copy of the selected title. For every token you buy, we add a copy of this title to our Book Bank and make it available to someone who can’t afford to pay for it.

How it Works

Ideas shouldn’t be luxury items! Inspired by a very generous backer, we created The 3rd Thing Book Bank as a way to provide free books to people who can’t afford to buy them. 

You pay for copies of 3rd Thing books to be deposited in the Book Bank, and we make them available through our website for free. The books you deposit in the Book Bank are given a special inventory code and kept safe in our warehouse space until someone asks to make a withdrawal. We provide that person with a one-time coupon code entitling them to the book of their choice for free, and we cover shipping within the U.S.



How the Book Bank Works 

Generous supporters have purchased copies of 3rd Things books and deposited them in The Book Bank so that people who can’t afford to buy them can still have access. Request a coupon code that will entitle you to one free copy of this book, provided there are copies in the Bank. We’ll cover the cost of shipping within the United States.

If you would like to pay for a book to be added to the Book Bank, please go to Make a Book Bank Deposit.