The right book

at the right time


Beta coming soon! Fall 2016


I wouldn’t have had a shot at a great life
if I hadn’t been a person of the book.
Anne Lamott

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What is Booxby?

We're on a mission to perpetuate a love of reading—by helping people find the right book at the right time.

We believe a book is not just its content; a book is an experience and we're going to help you find the book that's just right for you.
What do you like in your reading experience? We're taking that into consideration, not what everyone else is saying you "should" read.

Booxby is about your choice, not following a "list" or a crowd. We believe that if you find books just right for you, you might read more.

We won a 2016 National Science Foundation grant for our innovation in natural language processing and machine learning. With 1.4 million new books each year, we want to help readers find what's just right for them, and help authors find their readers.

Coming Soon!
We will release our book discovery service this fall, first in an iPhone app—to enhance your reading experience while the nights grow longer, so please sign up and become a Charter Member to get free access to the beta, our first film clips, and test Booxby yourself to find a book that's just right for you! We look forward to your input while we build a lasting bridge between authors and readers.

Why Booxby? (books-be)
The famous Bixby Bridge (pictured above) in Big Sur, California makes your heart beat faster. Jack Kerouac and many of the Beat writers crossed that bridge. We wager it was the connector of great minds that made a wonderful contribution to American literature and poetry—by shaking things up a bit. We love that bridge for all these reasons, and we hope you come to love ours at Booxby.

Today, there's a lot of buzz about "disruption." We're here to put integrity and authenticity back into the greatest tool for human advancement: the books that bring us knowledge and the books that help us dream. And we'd love to know your thoughts on this.

Booxby Team


Holly Payne

CEO & Founder

Award-winning author
Award-winning indie publisher
Litquake advisory board



Mark Bregman, PhD

Lead Tech Advisor

Senior VP and CTO,  Neustar
Executive VP, Symantec
CEO AirMedia, 16 years IBM
PhD, Columbia, Harvard

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Bo Vargas

chief Engineer

Chief Architect - Quanttus
Chief architect - Audax Health
Cyber warfare architect - Raytheon
Space/nuclear/cyber - US army
20 yrs in
artificial intelligence

 Thamar Solorio, PhD


2014 Grace Hopper Prize
Natural language processing, machine learning, A.I., authorship analysis,
language assessment


Brenda Jaeck


CFO Bridgepoint
CEO Net Forensics
CFO Broadway Telephone
CFO AirMedia

Mitch Lowe

Advisor, Board

Co-Founding VP Netflix
President, Founder RedBox
COO Redbox Automated Retail

Josh Conviser


Author, Random House
Screenwriter, HBO
Film, TV Producer

A.B, Princeton

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Jason Sroka

Data Analyst

VP Analytics Temperature Alert
Co-Founder, Boston Data
Scientist Meetup
20+ developing and applying ML algorithms
PhD, Harvard, MIT

Have questions, comments or just want to say hello? Please fill out this this form and we will get back to you soon. Thank you and happy summer reading!

-Team Booxby

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