Book Selection & Book Readings


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

Currently, we only purchase books published by a major publishing house or their imprint. 

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. We primarily carry hardcover books. We do not carry books on consignment.

If you feel that your book meets our standards for selection and you would like your book to be considered for our store, please either email or mail a copy for us to review. Do not send us an Amazon link to your book. Do not drop books at the store without an appointment. We currently are unable to offer feedback on your book or information regarding publishing or editing. 

Our mailing 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 

Book Release Celebrations and Signings

Congratulations on your new book! Want to celebrate your book with an event? If you would like to host a book release celebration or book signing and reading at our store, please contact us at We have a flat $125 fee for 60 minute events, which includes an arts and crafts component, in lieu of splitting the book sales. 

No requests will be considered until we have reviewed the full text copy of your book. Please email a full text copy of your book to or mail a copy to our mailing address: 111 E. Hargett St #110, Raleigh NC 27601. Review copies will not be returned. Be sure to indicate that you are interested in an event in your correspondence. DO NOT SEND US A LINK TO YOUR BOOK ON AMAZON. For inquiries about purchasing, please review the above criteria for submission.

*Please note that while we will advertise the event through our store and social media, we make no guarantee for the number of books sold or number of attendees at your event. Friends and family are usually the most receptive to these events and will need to be invited by you.

Our storytimes are held on Saturdays from 11:00-12:00. The $125 NONREFUNDABLE fee for 60 minute author events includes an arts and crafts component, in lieu of splitting the book sales. Our craft fee after storytime is usually $5 per person but will be free for attendees. If you would like us to handle your book sales, there will be a 20% sales tax and processing fee for books sold through our system.

Not a children's author? Not a problem. We welcome all author events at a rate of $125 per hour.  

Food and drink, including alcoholic drinks, are permitted and we can help arrange any catering with Empire Eats or Bittersweet.

Thank you and best of luck with your creative endeavors!