Our mission is to connect readers with books they will love by virtue of private appointments with seasoned, dynamic booksellers.

 

Sharing the written word connects us and builds community. We aim to put our passion and expertise to good use in an intimate, human way, providing reading suggestions and personal shopping for any and everyone. Ours is a nuanced and personalized approach that is catered specifically to you, offering a singularity an algorithm simply cannot. We are deeply committed to the idea of community and all books we provide are purchased through independent bookstores we admire and support.

We look forward to getting to know you; please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding rates and services. We strive to enhance the pleasure already found in your reading life and share the joy of engaging with your neighbors about books every day. 

 

HANDSELLING

APPOINTMENTS

Book an hour of time with one of our seasoned booksellers at your favorite coffee shop, dog park or, if you don't feel like putting on shoes, your own home.

Just tell us a little about yourself and your reading tastes and we will share thoughtfully customized recommendations catered specifically to you. You will spend one hour with one of our booksellers discussing the titles we select (and probably more) and you'll go home with a new book you're guaranteed to love.

It's a perfect gift for the avid reader in your life or if you just need a little help getting out of a pesky rut. 

rates:

paperback $50

hardcover $75

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We delight in drawing upon our decades of experience to help you build a well-tailored personal collection for almost any budget. 

We would love to assist you in constructing a personally appointed reading selection for any room in your home! Baby’s first library, a bibliophile's wedding registry or even the perfect retirement or anniversary gift. Let us help create a reading library that will keep you curious and excited for years to come.

 

The last thing we want is for our readers to feel stifled by a perceived prohibitive budget. We can swiftly, thoughtfully and economically select an enormously satisfying book collection for any home or individual. 

Contact us for more details and one of our booksellers will schedule a consultation.

 

rates:

1 hour consultation $50

curation service $35/hr + cost

 

CURATION

 

 

READING

 

SERVICES

 

We have a collective bookselling background of more than forty years and twice that in reading experience. We possess deep, wide-ranging knowledge across genres and a seasoned understanding of the ever-changing publishing landscape. 

We seek to help writers who may be in need of constructive criticism, unbiased feedback or general encouragement. 

Please note we do not facilitate the submission process for publication. We simply read thoughtfully and respond honestly to help writers usher themselves toward the very best version of their work. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

rates:

initial reading (15 double-spaced pages maximum), with feedback $50

hourly fee $35

PREDICATE 

BOOKSELLERS

Elevating reading selections since 2018.

Original illustrations by Janelle Retka