Kindred Characters Club

Are you a proud book nerd? Do you relish talking about books? Are you a little quirky (in a good way)? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you believe in meaningful community engagement? If you said yes, then you are a Lark & Owl Kindred Character. You’re one of us!

Since you’re a friend, we want to let you in on a secret. The book industry is weird and the profit margins can be a bit slim, making it challenging to control the ebb of sales and cash flow. But as YOUR local bookstore, we are committed to bringing you new books and fun gifts while providing engaging programs and book clubs. No matter what.

If you believe in our mission to be a “bookish setting for kindred characters”, we invite you to show your support by becoming a member of the Kindred Characters Club. Your membership shows your commitment to be a consistent Lark & Owl customer and a supporter of community magic in a bookish setting. And we love you for that!


Our Kindred Characters Club Membership Levels

44Member Only Surprises (examples)

  • Member only discount days
  • Book Buyers Pick hardcover books at special discount
  • Gift with purchase
  • L&O branded items at half price
  • Member only invites to special events/parties
  • Member Accounts: “Put it on my tab!”

Account holders will have a card with a running pre-paid tab for book/gift purchases at L&O. These cards will be kept in our card catalog (so you don’t have to keep track) and you just have to alert the bookseller to put your purchase on your tab. They will subtract the amount from your total and you will be essentially paying with your store credit. Your pre-paid accounts greatly help us control our cash flow through the seasonal ups & downs of the indie book industry.


Memberships are good for one year, as indicated during the membership drive in which you enrolled. The membership drive in the summer of 2023 will start on July 1, 2023 and end on June 30, 2024.

Kindred Characters Club membership drives will only happen once or twice per year. You cannot sign up unless a membership drive is active. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media so you don’t miss the next one!

If your membership includes a tab, then any unspent funds at the end of your membership year will revert back to L&O.
You may be asked to confirm your identity when using your membership tab. Please do so by providing a picture ID.
You may share your membership tab with others. To do so, you must visit the bookstore in person and ask staff to update your membership tab card with the names of the approved parties. When these parties use your tab, they may be asked to provide a picture ID.