booked was created to help schools plot their literary adventures

booked would be delighted to help you host an award-winning author or illustrator at your school, library, or conference.

We successfully connect schools and libraries with outstanding visiting authors. With more than 900 school clients and a portfolio of over 40 critically acclaimed authors and illustrators, we are the first and last stop for educators seeking an unforgettable experience for their students.

Meet booked Authors

Our portfolio includes award-winning authors and illustrators. Many have received excellent reviews from publications such as School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist. Several of our authors have received the Caldecott Honor, Newbery Medal, and other awards given by the Americal Library Association.

How booked Works

From choosing your author to facilitating a successful visit, we help you every step of the way. We begin by listening to you. We want to understand your goals, expectations, and audience. We will help you find an author who fits into your educational goals. We then handle all the little details between you and your author to ensure a successful visit!

About booked 

Allyson Hickey, Executive Director, brings over 15 years of experience in children’s bookselling, publishing, children’s literacy programs, consulting, and event planning to booked. Growing up a reluctant reader, she eventually connected with books in her early 20s. Since then, she is passionate about connecting individuals to reading.

Reasons to book with booked

  • Our portfolio of outstanding authors gives us the ability to match your goals (with both in-person and virtual options)
  • With your author’s visit you will receive full-service and personable attention
  • We are able to facilitate online book sales associated with your visit
  • You get a 20% discount off your total book sales (with larger discounts for bulk orders)