Rebecca Schwartz is 800-CEO-READ’s co-owner, President & CEO and has been in the book business all her life: for the first 30 years working on and off at the Milwaukee bookshop begun by her grandfather, Harry W. Schwartz, and for over two decades sharing wonderful literature with high schoolers in English class. She knows that finding the right book at the right time, whether as a CEO or a student, is key to finding direction and inspiration. If she had her way, Toni Morrison and Mark Twain would share space on every businessperson’s shelf along with Jim Collins and Seth Godin.

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Inside the Longlist: Narrative & Biography 2018

By Rebecca Schwartz, published December 19, 2018, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: Narrative & Biography, Publishing Industry, The Company

Company owner and CEO Rebecca Schwartz looks inside the covers of the top five Narrative & Biography books of 2018.


American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment

By Rebecca Schwartz, published October 3, 2018, at 2:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Our owner and CEO takes a look inside the country's prison industrial complex, and its long history, through the lens of journalist Shane Bauer's new book.

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Inside the Longlist: The Best Narrative & Biography Books of 2017

By Rebecca Schwartz, published December 20, 2017, at 9:02 AM – Filed under: Narrative & Biography

Our CEO and President, Rebecca Schwartz, takes us inside the best Narrative & Biography Books published in 2017.