About Paperback Paris

Read for Life, Write for Fun

Paperback Paris is a community of readers who write about books established in 2016. We write stuff for those who appreciate reading books, book news, book reviews and other fun bookish things, like monthly TBR and staff lists, among other stuff you should totally check out if you’re not reading a good book already! In which case, please, share the wealth!

Signs Paperback Paris is the place for you:

  • You enjoy reading books, talking about books with friends, and conversations with new people.
  • You like reading honest, unbiased bookish commentary with an unintentionally humorous tang.
  • … or you more or less hate your day job; the girl that (always) gets the boy of your wet dreams (or vice-versa); the everyday obligation of adulthood; and the only thing that seems to calm you is a good book to help you escape that horrible reality.

If this sounds like you, especially that last part, then it might interest you to join our cult sit with us!

Signs Paperback Paris is not the place for you:

  • You are literally the opposite of everything listed above.
  • You take book conversations too seriously, so much so that you’re prone to say disheartening or blatantly offensive things to anyone who shares an opinion different than your own.
  • You’re a bully, in which case, Where’s my pitchfork?

This is a judgment-free zone: We have a zero tolerance for bullies and those who cannot differentiate opinions from general a-hole behavior. Even though we are very serious about all those things, it’s important to note that we do value variety and debate, but given today’s climate, this is the last place where being a douche will be tolerated. Play nice, have fun and enjoy the community.

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Reader/Writer by day, Andy Cohen’s wet dream by midnight (or maybe the other way around, idk), Paris Close is an entertainment writer, editor, and editor-in-chief of Paperback Paris. He lives in Michigan, don’t ask why.

In 2014, Paris crawled out of the chasm that is college, bartering quips for Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature with an emphasis in writing and journalism from Aquinas College (AQ). From 2010 to 2014, he worked as a staff writer, culture editor, and editor-in-chief of Aquinas College’s bi-weekly gazette, The Saint. In 2014, he became a finalist for the American Academy of Poetry Prize for his poem “Survival,” which was published in the Spring 2014 edition of AQ’s The Sampler.

In his career, Paris has been published in a plethora of media and digital outlets: emcBlue, University101, byDevan, Crushable,  Elite Daily, PuckerMob, Teen, PopCrush and most expectedly Thrillist.

**He encourages you to read at your own discretion, or if you have a heart.