Welcome to Hunt to Read! Thanks for stopping by—we're happy to have you here.
at Hunt to Read, we seek to match adventurous, voracious readers with
books chosen through our innovative interface. Books from major
publishers and independent authors alike are here for your perusal so
that you can potentially find that next hidden (or not-so-hidden) gem.
to Read is the online embodiment of the bookstores of our youths. When I
was younger, my Dad would frequently drag my brother and I along on
errands every Saturday morning, without fail. A lot of the places we
went—the dry cleaners, the oil change place, the supermarket—were, quite
frankly, horribly boring.
You have to remember, we were kids. We didn't really have any money to spend at a lot of these places.
few weeks, though, Dad would take us to the bookstore and would allow
us each to purchase a book or two. We were in heaven! I'd roam the
shelves looking for the next great baseball book or Star Trek novel, each panel a chance to find a new treasure that I could tear into.
Because we had limited funds, sometimes the decisions were agonizing. And I mean really tough. "Which Next Generation novel should I get? I loved the episode 'Relics,' but that mirror universe book looks too good to pass up!"
had to make judgments, at times very quickly, about which book we would
buy based on a very limited set of information: the cover, the blurb,
maybe thumb through a couple of pages.
What made these excursions
so fascinating was the serendipity of finding a new author or series in
our occasional "hunts" through the stacks, like when I picked up Ray
Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles because it was in my usual stomping grounds: the sci-fi section.
really what HTR is about: you pick your "hunting ground" of a genre,
and look through our selection of books for something that piques your
interest. You then can check out that book's blurb and see where you can
It's a simple idea, really, but one that has taken a lot
of time and effort to get off the ground. Rick and I are absolutely
dedicated to delivering the best experience for readers on the internet:
if there's any way that we can make things easier on you or a feature
that would spruce up the site, please don't hesitate to drop us a line
at firstname.lastname@example.org. We envision this site as a true partnership
between ourselves and our readers—without you folks, this would be
So please, by all means, come on in, click the big blue button, and find your next great book.
In other words, "read what you hunt."
Gelner is the CEO of Hunt to Read. He's also an author, sports writer,
and radio personality in St. Louis, MO. E-mail him at