Ashley Riordan

Welcome to Climb The Stacks

My name is Ashley Riordan and I make videos about books. I started Climb The Stacks in 2013 as a way to share my love of classic literature, literary fiction, and memoir. After a lifetime of reading on my own, I was surprised to find myself in a community of readers. My favorite book is Just Kids by Patti Smith, which is not all you need to know about me, but it's a good place to start.


“You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.” - Ray Bradbury