“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader…”

— Margaret Fuller


“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who will change the world.”

— Napoleon Bonaparte


“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” 

— Groucho Marx


Is there a book you’ve always wanted to get, but haven’t?  A book you love that you’d like to share with others?  Just looking for something new and different?  Welcome to the Our American Voice Bookstore, where reading is a cause and a because.  Where you, too, can get what the politicos call a two-fer, a win-win, supporting the expansion of a great program that’s helping build and re-build our democracy for the future while getting a great read, too.  For every book you buy, your favorite action civics program (that would be us) gets 4.5% of the proceeds, sometimes more.

Though there is a children’s section, like most other bookstores, it’s mainly for you: the teachers, the administrators, the parents, the officials, the legislators, the business leaders, and other community members that make it possible for this program to be what it is, and what it will be.  As much as possible, we’ve endeavored to steer clear of ideology, though that can be hard in a store that covers these topics; at a minimum, we’ve sought to be balanced.  You may not agree with every book you come across, but we believe they can all give your cranium a healthy workout.

What we think is more likely is that you’ll find there are books you love that you think we should carry, but don’t–yet.  If so, tell us here.  If you are using an ad blocker or want to sort the catalog by author or title, click here.

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Chosen to inspire good citizenship or the virtues involved.  Click on any item to learn more and buy… 

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Hard to tell where one ends and the other begins, so we put’em together.  Click on any item below to learn more and buy…

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With a focus on the social, on taking you into new worlds and different points of view.  Click on any item below to learn more and buy…

Looking for something you didn’t find?  Something you think we should add?  Tell us here…



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