Libros 787

The one-stop shop for Latin American books and authors

Last Funded November 2023

$83,800

raised from 144 investors

Highlights

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100,000+ books sold online to more than 40,000 customers
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A $4.8B TAM that is expected to grow
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Impacted 300+ independent authors & local publishers
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Libros787.com is the leading online bookstore in Puerto Rico

Our Team

We chose this idea because we recognized a gap in the market. While there are many online bookstores, there are few that focus specifically on Latino literature. With the growing Latino population in the United States, we saw an opportunity to serve this community and provide a platform for Latino authors. Through Libros787.com, we aim to make Latino literature easily accessible to a wider audience, thereby promoting cultural diversity and understanding.

Why Libros787.com?

In today's digital age, online bookstores have the power to bring a wealth of knowledge and information to people around the world. Even though technology and online shopping are becoming more popular, it is still very hard to buy books written by Latin American authors, especially in Spanish.

How do we make Latino literature easier for everyone to access? What if we told you that five years ago, right after getting hit by a category five hurricane, two friends came up with the idea of creating an online bookstore that would connect Latino authors and readers all across Puerto Rico and the US?

Meet Libros787.com, an online bookstore curated by Latinos, for Latinos.

It's incredibly difficult to find bookstores with Latin American literature

Despite making up nearly 19% of the population, Latinos continue to be underrepresented or misrepresented in the book publishing industry, according to a new report released by the Government Accountability Office

For Latin American authors and readers, this can lead to a lack of representation in the literary canon, as well as a scarcity of books that accurately reflect the experiences and perspectives of the Latino community.

Libros787.com offers a diverse range of Spanish-language books, including a large collection of Latin American authors and works in translation. We look for and highlight books by Latino authors, and we give them a way to reach a wider audience. Readers can now reconnect with their cultural roots while also exploring new perspectives. 

Libros787.com is user-friendly, making it easy for Spanish-speaking readers to find and purchase the books they want. Our customer service team can also speak Spanish, which makes it easier to talk to them and gives you a more personalized shopping experience.

Libros787.com is dedicated to promoting Latino voices and narratives

We look for books written by Latino authors and put them in the spotlight. We also give them a way to reach a wider audience. This not only helps these authors, but also makes literature more diverse and gives more people a chance to work in the publishing industry.

Libros787.com has had a significant impact on the Editorial of the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture. Thanks to its platform, there has been an increase in our monthly sales and, in turn, a great exposure of our publications both in Puerto Rico and abroad. - Yomarie Osorio, Editorial ICP
We came across Libros 787.com after seeing a report about them in the newspaper. My first impression was that of two young people with a lot of enthusiasm, a sense of responsibility, and ready to offer viable options for both parties. I had just started as director of Editorial UPR and the online sales page had closed due to budget issues. For that reason, I can say that the service of Libros 787.com supplied that need and since then, they have been one of our best customers. - Velia Rodríguez, Editorial UPR

Since it started in 2018, Libros787.com has grown and been very successful, which shows how much people want our platform and how loyal they are to us.

The Latino community in the United States is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic populations in the country, making up nearly 19% of the total population and contributing over $2 trillion to the economy each year.

Projections show that by 2050, Latinos will make up for 29% of the total U.S. population.

Our growth plan for the year is focused on improving our marketing, making more products available, and getting more people to know about us.

To reach these goals, we plan to start a number of important upgrades and projects, such as:

1) Improved Marketing Efforts: We plan to improve how we make content and use paid advertising to get more people to know about and use our platform. This will help us to reach new audiences and increase our client base in the U.S.

2) Multi-Vendor Market Place: We are creating a multi-vendor market place on our website. This will allow us to sell more books and other products from third-party sellers.

3) Book Subscription Model: We are launching a subscription book service, that will give our clients access to a curated selection of books on a monthly basis. This will give our platform a new and unique value proposition and make our clients more interested in using it.

Forward-looking projections are not guaranteed.

We're excited to give our clients and supporters access to invest in Libros787.com. Together, we can promote diversity and provide access to Spanish language books for all.



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