The Book Group

Welcome to The Book Group, a full-service literary agency located in the heart of Manhattan. Launched in 2015 by publishing industry veterans Julie Barer, Faye Bender, Brettne Bloom, and Elisabeth Weed, The Book Group shares a singular passion: to seek out and cultivate writers, and to serve as their champions throughout their careers. 

We represent a wide range of distinguished authors, including critically acclaimed and bestselling novelists, celebrated writers of children’s literature, and award-winning historians, food writers, memoirists and journalists.

With our hands-on approach at every stage of the publication process, our exceptional subsidiary rights team, and our commitment to helping each client reach his or her fullest potential, we provide the benefits of a larger agency alongside the personalized attention and collegial spirit offered by a boutique group.

We invite you to explore our shelves to learn more about who we are and what we do.

If you are seeking representation, please send a query letter and ten sample pages to, with the first and last name of the agent you are querying in the subject line. 

 All material must be in the body of the email, as we do not open attachments. While we represent a broad range of fiction and nonfiction at The Book Group, we do not represent poetry or screenplays.

Your submission is important to us, but due to the volume of queries we receive, we cannot respond individually to each one. If we are interested in reading more, we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

At this time, we only accept electronic queries sent to the email address above.  
We do not accept paper queries or queries by phone.


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