Local & Indie Authors


Thank you so much for your interest in Read With Me, A Children's Book & Art Shop. We love to support our authors and illustrators who help us to see the world in a fresh and brilliant light.

We carefully curate our books and our book selection criteria is strict.  We carry only high-quality, diverse and contemporary children's books, from ages 0-17. All of our books are displayed face-out so cover art must be outstanding, original and of professional quality. All of our books must be available through our distributor, Baker & Taylor. We do not carry books on consignment. We primarily carry hardcover books .

If you feel that your book meets our standards for selection and you would like your book to be considered for our store, please email or mail a copy. Our address is 111 E. Hargett St #110, Raleigh NC 27601. Review copies will not be returned. Full text PDF's of books may be sent to us through email at christine@readwithme.us.

Book Release Celebrations and Signings

Want to celebrate your book with an event? If your book fits our criteria and you would like to host a book release celebration or book signing at our store, please contact us at christine@readwithme.us. We have a flat $100 fee for 60 minute events, which includes an arts and crafts component, in lieu of splitting the book sales. Please follow the book submission directions above. No requests will be considered until we have reviewed the full text copy of your book. Food and drink, including alcoholic drinks, are permitted.

Thank you and best of luck with your creative endeavor!