Bookshelf Plus is a new subscription offered by Deseret Book that grants you unlimited access to all of Deseret Book’s audiobooks and over 2000 eBooks and talks. We could go on and on about all the reasons we love this app, but we've decided to highlight just a few of the daily problems this unparalleled app can solve.
If you haven't already started your free 30-day trial of Bookshelf Plus, stop what you're doing right now! No other app can do what this one can. With Bookshelf Plus, preparing for lessons or talks will be a breeze, car rides will be more enjoyable, and doing everyday chores will become an opportunity to finally get through the books that have been on your reading list forever.
You can navigate this list of life-changing solutions from Bookshelf Plus using the links below:
Bookshelf Plus can change your life if...
You don’t have time to plan a lesson or talk
The prospect of speaking in Sacrament Meeting or teaching a lesson can seem nerve-wracking, intimidating, and downright scary—and even more so if you're unprepared. Yes, we should be led by the Spirit, but we need to do our part to study and prepare.
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Great speakers use a combination of scriptures, quotes, and stories—all of which can be found in the Bookshelf Plus app.
The Bookshelf Plus app allows you to access official Church materials and 2000+ Deseret Book eBooks. And you can search all of them at once! This app will be an immense time-saver for anyone needing to plan a lesson or give a talk.
By searching for a topic such as "charity," you can easily find books, talks, Church resources, and quotes for your talk or lesson. You can also search by author to find all of their titles that are available.
Bookshelf Plus has an extensive quote vault that makes it easy to find quotes on any topic.
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Your commute is dull and uninspiring
Whether you walk, drive, bike, or take public transportation, all of us have time each day spent traveling that could be used more effectively. With Bookshelf Plus, you'll find unlimited content that will turn your commute into the most inspiring part of your day. You might not have time to sit and read every day, but you'll be surprised at how many audiobooks you can listen to during your daily commutes.
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Car rides with your kids can be contentious
As wonderful as your kids are, being stuck in a car probably doesn't bring out their best qualities. When they're bored, they'll do just about anything for some entertainment. Bookshelf Plus is full of audiobooks, not only that they'll enjoy, but content you will love too. Some family favorites are the Fablehaven series and any talk by Hank Smith.
You need an easy way to share a quote with a friend
Bookshelf Plus has a built-in meme generator that allows you to turn any quote into a shareable graphic in seconds. You can choose from the extensive quote vault in the app or use any quote you come across in any book on the app.
It's so easy. You simply choose a quote, a pick color for the background, find a font you like, and share. That's it. In less time than it takes to cut the crust off of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you can send the perfect quote to a friend, visiting teachee, family member, or anyone else you feel inspired to share with.
You need the perfect gift for the person who has everything
Bookshelf Plus subscriptions are giftable! No more struggling to come up with the perfect gift because anyone can benefit from unlimited access to endless audiobooks and eBooks. Just visit any Deseret Book store to purchase a Bookshelf Plus subscription gift card.
You have a long road trip or plane ride coming up
By default, Bookshelf Plus begins downloading the chapter after the one you're reading or listening to, but if you're going to be in the car for a long time or on a plane, you can download a whole book at once and then listen or read offline. Bookshelf Plus can be installed on all your devices so your whole family can read or listen to something different at the same time.
You need ideas for what to make for dinner
With Bookshelf Plus, you'll have access to a bunch of cookbooks (including several from the Lion House) filled with delicious recipes your family will devour. Thanks to the search function in the app, it's easier than ever to figure out what to make. You can search for recipes based on what ingredients you have on hand and you'll find new recipes that are sure to become family favorites.
You want to cut down on your family’s Netflix and TV use
Trimming down your family's TV time might seem like a daunting task, but you can help your family spend less time in front of a screen and more time together with Bookshelf Plus. In addition to the 2000+ eBooks, Bookshelf Plus is a great way to introduce your kids to audiobooks. With summer coming up, audiobooks are a great way to keep your kids involved in reading, especially for kids who don't enjoy reading physical books. Full-length books are perfect for long road trips, but the app comes with talks from beloved LDS speakers like Hank Smith, John Bytheway, Brad Wilcox, and several more which are perfect for when you have a shorter amount of time available.
You don’t have time to read the books you’ve been meaning to
Regardless of how busy you are, audiobooks are a great way to inspire and uplift, without worry about finding time to sit and focus on reading. With Bookshelf Plus, you can actually speed up audiobooks (up to 2x speed) so you can get through even more of your reading list. A Bookshelf Plus subscription gives you access to LDS Classics every Mormon should read, books that are no longer in print, and unlimited uplifting and inspiring books that you've been meaning to read.
You’re tired of listening to music while you work out
Your workout playlist is probably full of high-tempo songs to motivate you to keep moving, but we challenge you to try something different—listening to audiobooks instead of music. This is the perfect way to exercise your body and your mind at the same time. The Orphan Keeper, a thrilling novel you won't believe is based on a true story, is sure to keep your heart rate up.
Another idea is to have an audiobook that you only listen to while working out. You'll actually want to exercise in order to keep listening and you won't want to stop!
You never have time to read the Sunday School lessons
How often do you actually get a chance to read the Sunday School lessons ahead of time? Yeah, we don't want to answer either. It can be really difficult to make comments and contribute to a lesson that you're not familiar with. Don't worry, LDS Living has got your back. We take our regular lesson helps and break them down into quick summaries and 3 thoughts worth sharing in class. These lesson insights are easily accessible in Deseret Bookshelf, right on the homepage between the official Church materials and the latest talks given at general conference.
You have a never-ending list of chores
Bookshelf Plus has the incredible ability to turn everyday, menial chores into uplifting pockets of time. Now you can increase your understanding of the Gospel while you do laundry. Activities such as gardening or washing dishes become opportunities to listen to uplifting content that will have a lasting impact. And with over 4,000 hours of audio currently available, you'll run out of chores long before you run out of exciting audiobooks to listen to.