Librarian. Writer. Reader. Bookseller. Collector. Curator. Appraiser.
So basically my life is books.
I'm 29, living in CT with my two little dogs and my dreams. I started this business after a hard time, when I had no ambitions and was not lucky in my job search after getting my graduate degree in Library Science in Boston. I moved to my parent' vacation house by the water and sort of soul-searched, working part-time at a library and not being paid very well, and one day I realized I had too many books.
How is that possible, you say?
Well, I have a strict rule of needing to read every book that I own. I have a backlog of course, but I hate the idea of a book staying on my shelf just for the sake of it, no matter how special it is. So I decided, as my collection of used rare beautiful old books was overwhelming me, to put a few of them up on Etsy for sale.
Little did I know my shop would do so well. I also didn't know how many fans, customers and friends I would make marketing my shop on Instagram, putting up pictures (I love book photography!) of my finds and sharing their unique stories.
My store is now five years old and only growing, so I decided to make my own website and move on from other sales platforms to my very own.
This is a big deal for me and my business, and I'm very excited! I'm grateful I took a chance and started selling books so randomly, and that I've had such a warm reception from people all this time.
Starting No Other Book Like This helped break me out of a dark, questioning time, and find a purpose I didn't know I had.
Though I'm still a librarian, my shop is important to me, my customers are important to me, and my books are important to me, so I will keep it going hopefully far into the future, and it will keep making people happy, connecting them with their perfect book(s).
Drop me a note if you have a book you're looking for, a genre you're interested in, or anything else bookish you'd like to talk with me about.
I'd love to talk to you!