About Me & Review Policy

Welcome to Boston Bibliophile! Thanks for stopping by.

I am no longer accepting unsolicited review requests, hands-down, no exceptions.

My name is Marie and I'm a bookseller and a published NBCC reviewer. I read and review current and backlist literary fiction, crime fiction, thrillers, occasionally science fiction, and narrative nonfiction. I do not write strictly laudatory reviews but these days it's less and less worth my while to finish books I don't like, much less review them. Most of what you will see reviewed are books that I enjoyed.

I'm passionate about world fiction and fiction in translation and enjoy the occasional foray into nonfiction. I seldom read outside those categories and virtually never read self-published books. I love to interview authors and write about literary events and travel.

Every now and then my reviews get quoted or blurbed in a book or ad. My most recent blurbs appear in paperbacks of The City and The City by China Mieville, What You See in the Dark by Manuel Munoz and How Not to Read, by Dan Wilbur.

Feel free to come by and introduce yourself! I want to get to know my readers,  but I will not respond to unsolicited queries, Twitter queries, emailed ads, reminders about events or other unsolicited material. 

You can find me on Twitter @bostonbibliophl.