Books can help us get through tough times, be friends during happy times, give comfort during uncertain times, can give us perspective that we’re lacking, can add dimensions to what we already know and feel. Looking for help or depth? We’ve got a prescription for that. Looking for direction or reassurance? We’ve got a prescription for that. Not sure what to read, but want it to mean something or answer personal questions in some way? We’ve got a prescription for that. A book prescription. Fill out a short questionnaire about your reading habits/preferences, sign up for a 15 min video chat (or we can have an email exchange if you prefer) where we will suss out just what you’re looking for and what your needs are, and a couple of days later you’ll get your prescription of books that will be personally selected for you and your situation. Our prescriptions lean heavily toward literary fiction and memoir but occasionally include nonfiction, poetry, and genre fiction.

How to sign up? For now, email elisa at to receive the questionnaire, schedule the video chat, and make payment. (Evaluation of questions, video session, and emailed prescription for only $50.) Gifting a session to someone is possible but it’s strongly suggested that they fill out the form and participate in the video chat.