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Beautiful WordPress Bookstore Themes For Selling Books And E-Books 2019

Beautiful WordPress Bookstore Themes for Selling Books and e-Books 2019

Here are the most amazing themes to sell e-books and hardcover books online. These WordPress bookstore themes will make your books sell with ease.

With Amazon and other online book stores slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores closing left and right, it is the right time to bring your bookstore online. Only a tiny fraction of current local bookstores will survive due to increasing costs, while Amazon and others are pushing down their prices to a minimum.

Amazon has changed bookstores forever, and you should follow this e-commerce madness by creating online bookstores to sell hardcover books or e-books. While many experts believe that the iPad, the Kindle, and other tablets and e-readers will take over the hardcover book market, I strongly believe that these books are here to stay. People still love to read regular books because it’s healthier to the eyes and because these books are easier to read and won’t break when dropped.

Today, we decided to create a versatile list of the best bookstore and e-book selling themes. Most of these themes are powered by WooCommerce, but there are plenty of other e-commerce platforms available for WordPress.

We strongly believe that you will be able to find below the theme you have always wanted to take your business to entirely new levels of success.

Kalium

kalium wordpress bookstore theme
Whether you would like to sell books online or you are an author, do yourself a favor and check out the impressive Kalium. With this WordPress bookstore theme, you can start on the web sooner rather than later. Let’s face it, you avoid the majority of work as Kalium brings to the table all the necessary for a quick start of a fresh website. It is a multi-functional solution for crafting nearly any page you fancy.

Also, Kalium comes with a drag and drop page building technique which unlocks a whole new horizon of possibilities. Especially if you do not know how to code, WPBakery page builder will come very handy.

Other goodies include Revolution Slider, ACF Pro, RTL support, outstanding performance and 100% responsive layout. For your information, Kalium also comes in sixteen languages, yet you can still translate it into other languages.

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BEBO

bebo-bookstore-wordpress-theme

BEBO is incredibly easy to use, uncluttered, polished, and very professional. As a WordPress theme for bookstore, library, and publisher websites, it is extensively creative, highly immersive and imaginative, deeply customizable, and technologically articulate. BEBO is a feature-rich and convenient theme for authors, publishers, writers, editors, and everyone in the book, CD, DVD, and e-book industries. It’s a perfect all-in-one outlet for anyone and everyone who needs to market literary works to the world at large in a direct, customer-friendly fashion, forgoing the troublesome apparatus of third-party distribution for a sleek, reliable personal shop right on your website, so you can truly be in control of your sales!

BEBO is very customizable and includes seven conceptually distinct and unique homepages, which you can use as is or fine-tune to your precise expectations and requirements. It also includes the premium Visual Composer plugin, as well as the Revolution Slider, on top of advanced technologies like AJAX-filtered searches, AJAX loading, and incredibly beautiful headers with user-friendly Mega Menus. BEBO is also WooCommerce-compatible, with plenty of custom shop styles.

Let BEBO spread your words!

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Aurum

aurum - bookstore wp theme

Aurum is a sleek WordPress bookstore theme designed to facilitate the user’s shopping experience. It is easy to use and install as the interface is very intuitive. As is the case with many commercial themes, Aurum incorporates the acclaimed WooCommerce plugin, allowing the creation of an impressive online store. This theme is useful in a variety of situations, and it can enhance the sites of online shops, bookstores, boutiques, tech stores, jewelry and clothing stores, and so on.

Aurum is designed to work with all major web browsers, including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer 9-11. Upon installation, it offers you some pre-built site variants that look great. However, should you want to design your own skin, you can do so with ease. Currently, this theme has four demo variations, with more to come in the future.

Some themes might have issues with cross-platform compatibility, but not Aurum. It supports touchscreen functionality, it doesn’t freeze or lose resolution when you resize, and it is accessible on both desktop and mobile devices. In addition, the support system of this bookstore theme truly stands out due to the dedicated and eager staff. Regardless of the nature of your question, you should not hesitate to ask. Also consider the expansive theme documentation, which can really inform you of what’s going on.

Aurum is further able to support plugins in multiple languages, making your content and products more accessible to other demographics. It includes RTL support for languages such as Hebrew and Arabic.

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Bookrev Pro

bookrev - book review theme

Bookrev is a modern and sleek premium WordPress theme designed and developed for book review websites. This theme has unlimited color options available, which you can modify via the simple admin dashboard. The Bookrev theme has several widget areas to add a custom functionality to your theme, such as a contact form, a slider, buttons, social buttons, or any other widget that comes with free and premium WordPress plugins.

With Bookrev, you can review books and use affiliate links to redirect users to Amazon or other bookstores. With some tweaking, it could help sell other affiliate products as well, but its main use is for book reviews.

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GoodStore

goodstore - large size book store

GoodStore is a dynamic and fully responsive WordPress theme with the finest features and options fit for an e-commerce site. This theme is custom-built for different kinds of businesses, including fashion, restaurant, medical, and portfolio websites. It supports WooCommerce integration, which enables you to set up a functional online store. With Revolution Slider, you can create attention-grabbing slideshows and presentations.

In addition, the theme comes with Ads Management, eight positions by default, ad placement between posts, and advanced layout options. GoodStore provides a strong and responsive framework for your e-commerce site. While this theme doesn’t have books in it, it can sell any tangible goods, such as books and other printed materials.

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Raakbookoo

Raakbookoo bookstore

Raakbookoo is a clean and beautiful WordPress theme for bookstores, publishing service businesses, and book-author official websites. Its clean, stylish, and responsive layout design will definitely make your website stand out. This theme comes with powerful page templates with several layout options to give you unlimited theme customization options. Raakbookoo also supports different post formats and built using valid HTML5, which works well with popular SEO plugins, like “All in One SEO Pack” and “SEO by Yoast.” Its intuitive theme options panel allows you to personalize and manage your website with ease. This bookstore website template also supports the WooCommerce plugin to help you set up an online store.

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DigiSeller

digiseller-ebook-digtital-product-store

For bookstore websites, DigiSeller is an ideal choice. This charming and versatile WordPress theme can give you a competitive edge, thanks to its practical features. Regardless of your technical expertise, you will be able to create a successful bookstore site by using DigiSeller. There is no need to hire a web development company as long as you can easily import demo content via the “Easy Install” button. It will also install sample data, preparing the page for use. Thanks to this feature, you can swiftly create a profitable store.

To participate in online commerce, you only need to list your items and specify the payment gateway details. There is no sales number limit, so feel free to get rich. Of course, a quality bookstore site must be well-organized. Thankfully, you can set up many categories and subcategories, making it easier for clients to browse your selections. It is also possible to commercialize any other type of digital item, including video games or music files.

If the checkout process is long and extensive, customers can easily lose interest. DigiSeller has reduced the number of checkout steps, helping to streamline the experience of the users. In addition, both mobile and desktop device users will get to access your bookstore site with ease.

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MyBook

mybook-ebook-selling-wordpress-theme

If you want to create an excellent bookstore website, be sure to check out MyBook. It is a reliable and professional WordPress theme that promises to enhance every aspect of your page. MyBook can accommodate all users regardless of their device preference. It can showcase your selections on tablets, laptops, smartphones, and desktop PCs. As you upload covers or any other kind of image, it will automatically resize to fit its designated frame. Manual adjustments are not required.

With this theme, your bookstore site will offer many exciting design elements, such as blocks. This makes it easier to personalize the page, given that every block includes sample data. If you’ve made an error or if you do not like the direction in which your site is going, you will have the option to reset every block.

To tease upcoming bookstore offers and build hype regarding future releases, the user can set up an informative newsletter. This theme lets you choose your provider: AWeber, MailChimp, FeedBlitz, or FeedBurner. For online commerce, the innovative WooCommerce plugin facilitates the creation of amazing online stores with tax, shipping, and variable product options. All features of MyBook will enhance your bookstore site and increase your sales numbers.

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Kable

kable wordpress bookstore theme
What you will notice is that Kable might not be 100% book-related out of the box, but that does not mean you cannot use it to build your own online bookstore – you sure can. It is the versatility and extreme adaptability of Kable that make you turn it into any WooCommerce-powered eCommerce website that you want. And the process is super simple, ideal even for someone who has never before built a web store. A very user- and beginner-friendly tool if you will. There is only one rule: approach building a page with an open mind.

Kable has multiple header and top bar styles, Slider Revolution, drag and drop page builder, boxed and full-width mode, nifty parallax effect and loads of custom-made eCommerce features. To sum it up, if you would like to sell books online, avoid building a store from scratch and go with Kable.

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Auteur

auteur wordpress bookstore theme
Auteur is an all-in-one WordPress theme for authors, reviewers and even bookstores. There are four gorgeous demos, you will find in the bundle, all original, creative and 100% mobile-ready. It is no secret that Auteur practices all the current trends and regulations of the modern web. With this in mind, a website based on Auteur will operate all the time flawlessly regardless of the device and platforms they use. On top of that, Auteur is also fast loading and SEO-friendly. With Auteur, you are all set up to get things moving forward like a pro from the get-go.

Extra Auteur goodness involves ten blog and three shop layouts, WPBakery drag and drop page builder, mind-blowing slideshows, over thirty pre-made shortcodes, Contact Form 7 and mega menu. For any additional assistance, you can always hit up Auteur’s support team or go through extensive documentation.

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Papirus

Papirus - multipurpose estore

Papirus is a flexible yet very stylish website template suitable for building an online bookstore or an e-book store. This modern theme has excellent features that allow you to create an exceptional landing page for your online bookstore.

Grab the attention of your target customers and showcase your products with Papirus’ ample white space and clean layout. This bookstore theme is fully responsive and functions smoothly on any type of devices or screen sizes. It allows you to implement advanced CSS3 animations, while its intuitive options panel let you customize the theme to suit your needs. This modern e-book theme from WordPress also includes a page composer, a visual composer, shortcodes, a slider, and other handy features.

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eBook

ebook - classic ebook wordpress theme

eBook’s target users are for book authors looking to showcase their books online and to generate more sales with ease.

The eBook premium WordPress theme helps you sell books and other products. It comes with full WooCommerce toolkit compatibility, meaning you can sell both digital and physical products. Because of its simple design and straightforward setup, the theme is ideal for all WordPress beginners looking to get started as quickly as possible without wasting time on learning and tweaking.

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Publisher

publisher - simple ecommerce theme

Publisher is a professional and attractive theme for websites that commercialize digital products. It is definitely a comprehensive and versatile WordPress app theme. With it, you can not only display your products or books but also sell them.

The Tevolution and Templatic Digital Downloads plugins are free of charge with every purchase of this theme. Your customers may purchase items in several ways: either by clicking a link that takes them to Amazon or by setting up an E-junkie cart. You also get the WooCommerce plugin to commercialize your physical products. The Templatic Digital Downloads plugin, specifically, is available as a standalone download. For greater practicality and aesthetic appeal, you can count on the widgets on the home page. You can establish a personalized register page as well due to the Publisher back-end. Only the necessary fields may be included.

To build up community trust, this theme also has a comment and review system. To ensure that nothing harmful gets through, you can moderate comments and reviews before they are published on the site. Thanks to Publisher’s WPML, it is possible to establish a web page in multiple languages, where each customer can shift to another language at will. The color palettes are limitless, creating a multitude of possible schemes that you can easily change with the click of a button. Applying them only takes a few seconds. Another feature is a function for blog creation.

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FlatBook

flatbook - ultimate ebook theme

FlatBook is a fully responsive e-book or app selling WordPress landing page featuring a trendy but unique flat design in unlimited color schemes. It perfectly suits businesses or individuals who would like to showcase their e-books or applications with a marketing landing page in a sophisticated, eye-catching way. This is my favorite theme on this list, thanks to its clean, flat design and beautiful color schemes.

Here is a list of other flat design themes from WordPress for various purposes.

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If you find that some themes are missing from this list, please feel free to leave your comment below with a detailed description about this theme, and I will make sure that it gets listed here.

Aigars

Frontend web developer and web designer specialized in free and premium WordPress theme development. After graduating with BBA he self-though frontend web development. Mainly CSS/HTML/JavaScript(React, Vue) and some PHP. Obsessed with application performance, user experience and simplicity.

This Post Has 43 Comments
  1. gabrielsayler says:

    Hi guys, check new wordpress marketplace, they approve all items without checking to the end of the month, so you can add your products easy

  2. Hi Aigars,
    Thanks for sharing these amazing WP Themes. All themes looks stylish and perfect for book store. 🙂

  3. Hello Aigars,
    Thank you so much for this stunning theme collection. All themes are nice for bookstores. Hopefully they will work as good as they are advertised.

    1. Liibaan Cajiib says:

      themes looks like nice one

  4. Thanks for the list, this is exactly what I needed. Now I just need to choose the right one!

  5. Peter Parker says:

    Beautiful Themes 🙂

  6. Hello Aigars, my name is David and I really love the themes that you outlisted.
    I don’t know if you also used a special theme to snap your personal photo because it really looks good.Please i would like to create a website with a wordpress theme after the beauty of gsmarena.com, but i would like to review and market not just phones but softwares also for clickbank and amazon as an affiliate marketer.
    I want my site up and running by the end of July 2015.
    Thanks bro.

    1. David Watkinson says:

      Hello David, this is David 🙂
      We have been selling on Clickbank for a number of years and found that there was no solid solution to be able to integrate it directly with our ecommerce system.
      We created a plugin for WordPress called WooClick which fully integrates Clickbank with WooCommerce, securing your digital product and only delivering it to customers who have a confirmed payment (via the Clickbank IPN). WooClick also creates an account for each customer so that you can send them updates and sell them future products.
      You can view full details for WooClick here: [link removed]

    2. David,

      Above listed themes are made for bookstores, so they might not be as flexible when selling other products such as smartphones. If you are looking to build eStore or affiliate type website then you should look into themes that are specially created for this purpose. Here are some awesome examples https://colorlib.com/wp/best-ecommerce-wordpress-themes/

  7. David Watkinson says:

    This is a fantastic list of bookstore themes for WooCommerce.
    You always do such a great job. After seeing so many of your lists, we actually added your site to our Google Adwords campaign.

    Keep up the great work, it’s very much appreciated.

    1. David,

      AdWords is not the most effective advertising option on Colorlib. It works as a placeholder for much bigger things.

  8. Hi Aigars,
    Thanks for sharing these amazing WP Themes. All themes looks stylish and perfect for book store.

  9. Hello, can you recommend a WP theme which publishes books online so readers can read them chapter by chapter? Essentially, I want readers to be able to read books online, rate them, etc. Thanks

    1. Debbie,

      Unfortunately, none of themes does allow to read books online without download. However, you can try combine these themes with services such as Scribd or other. It will still be your website but just embed those books from Scribd on your website and you are good to go. Otherwise you will have to hire a developer to build a custom platform for you and it is not going to be cheap for so complex functionality.

      1. OK thanks for the reply. That’s too bad, I’ll continue the search. Cheers

        1. Debbie,

          If you are going to continue your research and try to look for theme that supports reading functionality then you can give up right away and instead research a way how you can achieve it with plugins and 3rd party services. There are no themes ever released with this kind of functionality but this kind of setup can be done.

          1. I found this one but I need something that can do more than such as showing ads, listing authors, etc.

  10. Thao Ngan says:

    I think this list lack of some great online bookstore WordPress theme, such as: Bebo, Bookish

    1. Thao,

      Bookish theme used to be listed here but since it wasn’t updated for more than year we removed it. I see that there is an update for this theme and we could reconsider listing it. We keep our lists updated all the time and if we see that theme is no longer maintained we remove it to give the most accurate suggestions to four our readers.

  11. Tracy Dias says:

    They’re all so amazing. However, 2016 is coming, will you update the list?

    1. Tracy,

      This list will be updated in January. Make sure to subscribe to get the latest updates.

      1. Tracy Dias says:

        I already subscribed, thanks Aigars

  12. Seems all of these themes are displaying desk top views as primary. What themes do you feel are best for publishers where the first priority is mobile appearance? This would mean book title on top, one big cover photo under the title, maybe 2 or 3 thumbnail images under that, then text in a narrow column below…as content appears best on iPhones for example.

    1. Marty,

      All of these themes are mobile friendly and responsive therefore will work well on any mobile device.

  13. Julie Halligan says:

    Hello David, I have looked at these wordpress sites and what you have to say about them, and I am hoping you can help with selection. I am a Book Reviewer for a magazine in my country, I used to also sell secondhand/collectible books some years ago (still have stock) and now I am wanting to set up a book site to not only feature my reviews (with affiliate links) but also list the collectible stock I have to sell…which would be the better option from those you have listed above that would suit my ‘needs’.
    many thanks
    Julie

  14. Please i want to build an online ebook store , did i need divi,woocommerse and book store plugins

    1. Daniel,

      You can use Divi for that. WooCommerce is a free plugin which means that you need to pay only for theme itself.

  15. is their any other theme i like bebo but its too conjusted

    1. Vihal,

      You don’t need to use all of the functionality that Bebo offers. Things that you see on theme theme are completely optional and are there to showcase theme functionality. You can choose what you want to use on your website and disable/remove the rest.

  16. I am interested in Brown Theme.
    How do you recommend me to do in order to include payment GW which receives card payments AND mechanism for automatic waterstamping of the book, which is in PDF format.

    1. Karl,

      All themes support PayPal which means that you can accept both PayPal payments and card payments processed via PayPal. Make sure to format and protect your PDF file prior to uploading to your website for sale. Themes are going to store them and release for download after the purchase but they are not going to add andy waterstamping or anything like that. That’s your own responsibility.

  17. Thanks for sharing. I’ll check them out. I’ve used bookstore it’s okish.

  18. Dear Aigar.
    I also considered that Bebo theme it is very beautiful so I bought it and I tried to use it, and I discovered that It has a lot of bugs, a lot of small problem that make it useless. I can sent you screenshot with this annoying little problems that make this beautiful theme useless. Also the customer support did not help my, so now I lost my money, lost my confidence in the maker of Bebo theme and I need to use another theme for an bookstore but also I don’t know if other recommendation from your list will have bugs and no useful support (like the Bebo theme)
    What is yours advice for me in this situation?

    1. Florin,

      I am sorry to hear about your experience. However, with information you have provided there is not much I can help you with. What bug it was? Did you report it properly to developers? Did it lack some functionality? What features do you need and so on. Right now you are complaining in a very broad terms and there is not much I can help with unless you disclose all the details.
      Bebo is a great theme but it might now be for everyone, so make sure to look for theme that suit your needs.

    2. That’s too bad and disappointing. With these themes, can you upload your own imagery like a header graphic, etc?

      1. Of course you can customize these themes. You don’t need to use any of the graphics you see on the theme demos.

  19. I must tell you that the Publisher theme from Templatic is not easy to customize, especially now that they have removed their forums. It used to be simple to find answers there. But since it has been removed and no archive was left behind, you have to email them for help with every little item. Takes too much time to get answers with time zone differences, then at least 4 or 5 tries to get it the way you want it. Not very conducive to efficiency. In hindsight, we would not purchase any theme from Templatic again nor would we recommend it.

  20. Hi,

    We are a thriving well-positioned independent press of military and general history titles, BUT need a new updated web presence. We have an older (2003-04) pro designed site that has been through several coders, MySequel, Perl, etc. and the backend is a mess and now very expensive to maintain and add books and info the way we would like, and to design a similar site too expensive. And it is not mobile friendly.

    Would one of the sites builders above work, can we use our own graphics, and keep our same URL?
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Themes are all about design and not graphics that you see on the theme demo. You can take these themes and use them on your site with your own graphics, products and other content.
      However, keep in mind that migrating from a custom platfrom to WordPress is not going to be as simple as switching from one WordPress theme to another. There are no automated process to move all content from a completely custom platform to WordPress and I believe that is going to be the biggest pain for you.

  21. Memory Nkemjong says:

    nice themes. For all developers here, I want an ecommerce wordpress or prestashop theme that will sell videos hosted on youtube, audios hosted on soundcloud (all with possibilities of preview), ebooks and hard cover books. Please any one with such template should contact me. Thanks much.

    1. Themes are all about the design and not about functionality. Look into plugins for this kind of purpose. And all ecommerce plugins can be used with above listed themes.

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