About Us

About Us  As with any great book, we at BookRak have an incredible story.

In 1997, John Cowley and Gerald Ratcliff founded BookRak with a vision to bring a wide range of titles and genre’s to those unable to drop into a bookstore on a regular basis. Wanting to make books as accessible as possible, the first BookRak catalog released in November of 1997, bringing the benefits of a bookstore to your mailbox.

Over the years the way people buy books may have changed, but our vision to bring our readers the best and newest titles in the most convenient way has remained. At BookRak, we still want to deliver the same familiar feeling of browsing the aisles of a bookstore, sipping coffee, and discussing your latest read with fellow book lovers, all while giving you the convenience of click-and-purchase.

We have built our new site not only to connect you to the titles themselves, but also to a community. Now you can have a bookstore experience from the comfort of your living room. As an interactive online book shop, our valued readers get to be a part of the ongoing BookRak story. Grab a book, pull up a chair, and join the BookRak family!