Who We Are

Who We Are

Bookstr connects books with people. We make discovering books entertaining, informative and socially engaging. And, most importantly believe that the best recommendations come from people you know and trust.

Focused on being the best book discovery and recommendation destination in the world, we help our members discover great books with the latest news, curated lists and trends. Bookstr is also home to trusted book recommendations from both members and published sources like The New York Times and The Guardian.

Our members can track their reading life on their bookshelf, buy books at competitive prices and share their love of reading with their friends and other community members.  

Whether you're an avid reader or you read a few books a year, Bookstr is for everyone and anyone interested in books. Every time you visit, you’ll embark on a new journey of discovery that is personal to you!

Our History

Former publisher, media executive, and passionate reader Kim Anderson launched The Reading Room in 2010. Kim has more than 20 years’ experience as a publisher, online and television executive, including Fairfax, HarperCollins (US and Australia) and was a Director of Digital at the Nine 9 Network, founding member of ninemsn, and CEO of Southern Star Entertainment. Kim was a Fellow of Senate, University of Sydney from 2004-2011, and is Non-Executive Director of publicly listed Carsales.com.au, and the STW Group. Check out Kim on Linkedin.

Originally based in Australia, within a short time we attracted 70% of our audience from North America. In late 2013, The Reading Room moved from the sunny climes of kangaroo hopping Australia to New York, the city that never sleeps – and neither do we!

The Reading Room is independently funded and owned by Bookstr Inc, so named after the app being developed to service our members with a social app that would enable them to get recommendations from people they know and trust, well honed book clubs and the community at large. The app will be available in the third quarter 2016.

The Team

We are a small but passionate team of readers, writers, social media experts, publishers, marketing wizards, and technology mavericks. When we collaborate, magic happens. While we are based in New York, we also have London and Sydney in our DNA. Our team consists of British, Australian, American, Irish, and Ukrainian readers. Being able to recommend books from writers all over the world is important to us, so even our developers are big readers and contribute to our discussion around what books to read. 

We Love Feedback

With 1.6+ million members, 1.1 million organic Facebook Fans and more than 2million+ social followers, we work continuously to improve the user experience and the discovery process. We have plenty of work to do but love to hear your feedback. You can email us at support@bookstr.com.