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“Our team has been inspired and invigorated through many of the people that Richard and Bookomi have introduced us to.” 


“Bookomi is a brilliant way to connect with talented, inspiring people beyond our immediate networks. I still have a pile of books that Richard has given me to read, but at least I’ve met their authors to talk about their work in person.” 

CAMILLA HARRISSON, CEO and Partner, Anomaly UK

"I was interviewed by Richard as part of the promotion for my last novel, My Name Is, and found he had a great feel for the book, the issues it raised and was able to direct a good discussion first with me then the wider audience at Bath Festival."


"The best interviewer I’ve ever had, someone who had really read the book!"


"Books for Breakfast is the perfect antidote for the idea that Britain is dumbing down. It isn’t. Instead authors get a chance to meet and talk in depth with lively intelligent audiences. If you haven’t yet had an early morning coffee at Books for Breakfast, it’s a great way to start the day."

GAVIN ESLER, Broadcaster and Author

"Bookomi has connected us to authors who have stimulated both our staff and our clients. Richard’s recommendations have kick-started our new event series, and been a constant source of new inspiration (and reading material) for us."

SAM LYTHGOE, Head of Business Development, Hill + Knowlton Strategies

“Books for Breakfast lets you start the day by having your ideas challenged. Authors give brands and companies new ways of thinking while those brands challenge the authors to apply their thoughts in practical ways. It’s an intellectually stimulating way to get going in the morning.”

NICHOLAS LOVELL, Founder of Gamesbrief

"One of the most fun and most engaged interview sessions I have ever had – for myself or my clients. What a way to start the day."


"Richard Kilgarriff is the consummate host for any book event. He is well-informed and witty and has an uncanny ability to keep conversations moving fluidly. I’d work with him again in a minute."

DAN PINK, Author

"As an author, it's an enormous pleasure and hugely fulfilling to have interesting, interested and smart people push and probe your thinking. Books for Breakfast reminded me why I wrote the book in the first place!"

JAMIE BARTLETT, Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos

"Your assistance in the creation of our Breakfast of Champions series has been instrumental to its success. From helping us to select and then source the right author to chairing a discussion and Q&A in such a way that our clients were engaged and involved, the input you provided led to an event that exceeded our expectations. The feedback we are getting from those who attended is all extremely positive."

RICHARD COOK, Founder and CEO Champion Communications

"I had a great time at my Bookomi event, and would love to do another one. I heartily recommend it to any author."

DYLAN JONES, Editor of GQ and Author

"As a speaker there is no better circumstance than an engaged, informed, and insightful audience. Books for Breakfast offers this in spades with some truly amazing conversation as a result."


"A great place to meet authors and other people who care about what’s worth reading. The literary equivalent of the perfect fry-up – without the calories."

VIV GROSKOP, Guardian Journalist and Author

"Interesting, informed and intelligent audience, great venues and a friendly reception. Speaking at a Books for Breakfast event is not just a pleasure, it’s a privilege. Oh, yes, and the croissants were great too!"


"It was refreshing and thought-provoking to present my ideas to such a smart and engaged audience."

ALEX BELLOS, Journalist and Author

"The chance to meet your readers in the flesh is, at its best, an electrifying mix of surprise, inspiration and fear. Speaking at Books for Breakfast offers an intimate, engaged space for this encounter; a chance to explain yourself and find out new things in the process; and an awful lot of good conversation and coffee."


"The morning was a great experience. I especially enjoyed the informal discussion after my short presentation. It was great to see how participants were interested in making behavioral economics and field experiments work in their company. I’m looking forward to the follow ups of these engaging discussions."


"A truly wonderful event at the Bath Literary Festival with Richard Kilgarriff - a master at keeping the conversation fresh and the audience hooked."


"Interesting speakers, a well informed audience and a good atmosphere - a great way to start the day, I’ll come again."

JAMES BAKER, Time Warner

"I was really impressed by the whole team. It was great to have the opportunity to discuss my book The Formula with a group of like-minded individuals, in the context of such a well organised event. A fantastic experience overall."


"I loved going and speaking to the CEOs and staff of such impactful companies on Bookomi's behalf. It was a great chance for me to connect with other forward-thinking and creative individuals and show that being creative and making art is not limited to certain tasks, but is in your approach to any task – be it freerunning or advertisement."

TIM SHIEFF, World Champion Freerunner



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