You can learn more about us individually here.


We are readers, book lovers, people who enjoy a little adventure, be it literal or literary.


Some of us write.

Some of us edit.

Some of us run an independent press.

Some of us parent.

All of us love books. 


We started Read Local® to draw attention to books published by independent presses.


You can read a little more about the Read Local® mindset here.

Simply, we believe in literary choice/variety/breadth.

Big Five books sometimes rock.

We've loved our share of "best sellers."

But we want the option of finding the non-commercial beauty awaiting discovery on the other side of the bookshelf horizon.

So we intentionally and diligently support independent presses and the authors who publish with them (and sometimes even on their own).