About Us

Helping Authors & Inspiring Readers


Adventures await within these virtual pages. Where might one go, you ask? Anywhere. Any adventure you could possibly imagine can be found between the covers of a book. 

The heart-and-soul purpose of the site is to connect readers with books by giving authors a chance to share what they've written. We care so much about books and what they can do for people, that we feel it's important to play our part the best way we know how for as long as we're able.

Originally launched in 2012 as an author's personal book blog, we have watched the publishing landscape change over the years, and bring with it thousands of amazing new authors and their books.

This is a privately-owned, volunteer-operated website, and with the help of dedicated reviewers, our only goals are to help authors and inspire readers. We hope you'll be encouraged to read, interact with, and support the authors and their stories. After all, these are your adventures, too. 


Don't know where to start? Browse the reviews to find some great books, take a peek inside great tales with excerpts, then head on over to meet great authors on the interviews page. This site is free to browse and always will be.

—The Books & Benches Team

Contact Books & Benches


If you need to contact us about something regarding this site, please email us. We will not respond to unsolicited promotional requests if we have not worked with you before. 

If you are an author, publisher, or reviewer, please see the pages in the drop-down menu under the Info tab.

Thank you.