About Book Riot

Always Books. Never Boring.

Book Riot is the largest independent editorial book site in North America, and home to a host of media, from podcasts to newsletters to original content, all designed around diverse readers and across all genres.

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Our Mission

We’re dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. We began with the goal of leading a new discussion around books, readers, and publishing. Individually and collaboratively, we do the work each day to innovate fresh content and services to our readers, amplify marginalized voices, and challenge ourselves and our community to be inclusive.

Because we value diversity and representation, we set editorial standards on our lists that reflect current census and population data, which illustrate a far more diverse country and world than might be presumed based on publishing numbers and statistics. When we can’t find enough authors from marginalized communities to meet these standards, we take the opportunity to critically examine why this might be.

Our Community

We come from all walks of life. We embrace thoughtful dialogue from a multiplicity of perspectives. We value social justice, feminism, and inclusivity. We eschew snobbery.


Book Riot is a Riot New Media Group property.