About Us

Our mission

To provide readers of all ages book recommendations so they can find joy in the pages!

Chapter 1 : In the beginning

What started as a love of books, turned into a passion for helping others find joy in the pages. Anchor Bookery is a family book review & recommendation website curated with pages for all ages. 

A place to find community, an online bookshop, curated gifts and book recommendations that you can depend on for discerning what books to add to your TBR pile. 

chapter 2 : Reading squad

We want to inspire you to read – plain and simple! There is a book for every person and we hope to help you find yours.

We hope you find joy in the pages!




Mystery is my jam


History all the way

Chapter 3 : FAQ

book·ery  bu̇k(ə)rē 


A collection of books; a library, a bookshop.

Is bookery an actual word? Yes, according to Merriam-Webster it was first used in 1798. With that being said, don’t try to play it as a word in Scrabble – it’s not allowed!

Cite Source “Bookery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bookery. Accessed 13 May. 2020.

BookMARKS is our review rating guide. Our goal is to give you information to discern for yourself what books to read. If a book is on our site, we recommend it.  

Our mission is to help you find joy in the pages! We know there are a lot of book review sites for children and adults. With that being said, welcome to our book community!

We want to provide a space to shine a light on books for the whole family while focusing on being a discerning reader. Our goal is to highlight those authors, publishers, books and genres that shine to help others find joy in the pages. 

We also want to encourage parents, teachers, grandparents and mentors that you can find books that will engage a reluctant reader, jumpstart discussions with teens, and foster a love of reading.     

Short answer – YES! We review and recommend books that you can then purchase through our Bookshop .org links which will take you to our online bookshop. We do not have a physical bookstore, but we do appreciate you supporting our online shop.

No, we do not accept payment for our reviews or recommendations. We want to offer honest feedback and we are never required to give positive reviews. Take note –  we do not post reviews or books that we don’t recommend.

We do get paid through sponsored ads, affiliate links and our bookshop online. Feel free to read our affiliate disclosurestermsprivacy policy and FAQ pages. 

We use the term “discern” quite a bit at Anchor Bookery. We think it is important to teach discernment versus forbidding when it comes to books and reading. It is a tool that can cultivate faith, inspire reading and grow wisdom.

Short answer: Discernment separates what’s important or true from what’s not. So when reading, you can separate light from darkness, right from wrong, truth versus lie. 

The noun discernment comes from the Latin word discernere, meaning “separate.”  It describes a wise way of judging between things, or a particularly perceptive way of seeing things. If you can understand something that’s somewhat hidden or obscure — like figuring out the themes of a confusing book, for example — you’re using discernment.

We need to be able to discern for ourselves what is worthy of applauding and what requires warning against. The key word being “separate” not “avoid”. We will face these things in life whether we want to or not – so it is a good idea to practice this and to teach our children how to do this. Books can provide that opportunity.