Meet Amy, Events Director

I have always been around books. My mother volunteered in the elementary school library and took me with her before I was in school. I sat happily in the preschool corner and was re-shelving books when I was 4 – and I still love to do it now! Mom’s parting words every time we gathered at the back door to go in the car were, “Have you gone to the bathroom?  Do you have a book?”

My father was on the board of our local library and I was always the guinea pig for the summer reading books. I remember working in the unfinished basement getting ready for a used book sale to help fund turning that basement into a reference center – just my dad and me and endless tables of books! I thought it was heaven. 

My 6th grade class prophesy predicted I would become a librarian – they weren’t far off!  I worked in a beautiful independent bookstore while in college and when I found myself wrapping up a career in corporate philanthropy I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do next. I followed my heart and have come back to independent bookstore life and I am so happy to be here!

I mostly read fiction, but I love biographies, autobiographies, and travel writing too. I have a definite soft spot for YA and Middle Grade literature as well. Some of my favorite books are the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace, In this House of Brede by Rumer Godden, 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, the Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick, and pretty much anything by Bill Bryson, Edward Rutherford, or Fiona Davis. 

Amy's Book Recommendations

Amy's 2023 Top 10 List - Contemporary Irish Authors

Amy's Kids Book Recommendations