Support the Hal Prize Year-round

Did you know that you can continue to support the Hal Prize year-round? It’s now part of the affiliate program on an online book retailer that supports independent bookstores.

Bookshop supports indies in two ways: 10% of regular sales on are added to an earnings pool that’s divided evenly and distributed to independent bookstores every six months. Stores that sell books online using Bookshop also earn 30% of the cover price on any sales they generate – which is the entire profit margin. Bookshop doesn’t earn money from bookstore sales.

As part of the affiliate program, the Hal Prize receives a small commission on any book sales made through our page, and Bookshop gives a matching amount to independent bookstores. Of course, the authors benefit as well!

By design, Bookshop gives away more than 75% of its profit margin to stores, publications, authors and others who make up the thriving, inspirational culture surrounding books!

The Hal Prize Bookshop page features works by our judges going back to the 2014 contest, plus a list of all of the books that were recommended in the Peninsula Pulse literature section throughout the year.

To shop, visit We hope you will shop with us to help support our growing Hal Prize competition!