More on our Founders
Hidden Gems Literary Emporium is a family-owned, non-profit, community bookstore
based in New Brunswick, NJ--and serving readers across the country.
Founded by 2 former Rutgers students, now husband and wife, Raymond and Kaila Sykes
created Hidden Gems Literary Emporium with a goal to make
literature accessible, affordable, and fun for all ages
while remaining dedicated to to cultivating
knowledge, wisdom & truths to all readers.
In addition to operating a donation-based bookstore,
Hidden Gems Literary Emporium also offers literary educational programming
for ages 1 to 100,
R.E.A.D Festivals & Conferences for school-aged learners,
#1000FreeBookTour across the country annually,
and much more.
In addition to being out founders, Kaila and Raymond Sykes, are scholars, educators, public speakers, authors, and parents to 2 beautiful children.