Meet Laura, Bookseller

Saying my first love was books would be a lie (it was definitely sweets), but books followed shortly after – specifically old fairy tales. I loved reading about princelings cursed into swans, a girl who could fit three dresses into one walnut shell, anything that was dark, mysterious, and whimsical. Each story I read shaped the way I viewed the world around me, and while I never saw a house that walked on chicken legs, I spent my childhood searching for these hidden curiosities.

Legally, I am an adult, but I still maintain my childhood outlook. My tastes may have matured a bit, my mind has expanded, but I am always on the hunt for that next book or experience that will sate my hunt for the enchanted. And after many years, I’ve found a career that lines up perfectly with that mission: owning and operating a bookstore.

I probably don’t need to tell you how magical bookstores can be, how thrilling it is to find a book that challenges and changes your perspective. And that sort of happiness is exactly what childhood Laura wished for adult Laura. I think my high school English teacher put it best (as high school English teachers often do): keep searching for that which is curious, wonderful, beautiful, and true. With my future in bookstores, I aim to do just that.

 It is a dream come true to work at such a wonderful, welcoming bookstore.