About Us

Laura here, the co-founder of WellRead. As a former book publishing professional and bookseller, I had long held the romantic dream of opening up a bookshop. Alas, time, money and kids slowed me down and the dream pivoted to a book subscription service. I joined forces with my friend and tech-wiz, Biz, and together we created WellRead to share our passion for books in a unique, modern and curated way. Biz has since returned to the tech world, but the business will always have some of her in it.

WellRead brings together discovery, reading and joy. We understand just how overwhelming decision-making can be when it comes to selecting new books in a saturated market. Our proposition is that we will read mountains of books and cherry-pick the best new literary titles so that you don’t risk wasting precious time and money on duds.

We understand that being well read might mean different things to different people. For us it’s not in the quantity of books you read but in the quality. Don’t expect mass market books from us. Do expect rich reading experiences with nuanced characters and interesting premises that leave you enchanted or stirred or enlivened and always a little bit changed. 

Our curatorship is geared towards stimulating the reading lives of our members. We want to keep you WellRead. 

Laura x

P.S. For the nitty gritty on how it all works head to our FAQs page