Meet Gwen

Gwen has joined us for the summer to help out with the usual bookseller tasks of recommending books and providing directions around the store, and also with the more unusual tasks of monitoring our limited capacity and reminding everyone to use hand sanitizer upon entering.  We've never had a "bookstore bouncer" before, but Gwen has taken to the task quite well!  In more normal times, Gwen, a TC native, is an avid reader and traveler with an interest in history, politics, and philosophy. She's currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in history and international studies.


How many states (or countries) have you lived in?

I’ve lived in 1 state (Michigan) and 2 countries (Costa Rica and Italy) outside of the US.


What makes for a good bookstore, in your opinion?

A pet. There’s nothing like walking into a bookstore and being greeted by a cat or dog. 


What’s the first thing you notice about a book?

I always go to the back cover first and inevitably find myself disappointed by reviews instead of a synopsis. Someday I’ll learn.


Five books you will never stop recommending

The Wee Free Men

Sword at Sunset

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Motorcycle Diaries

Living My Life


You’re not allowed to read for 24 hours!  What would you do?

Be sad, probably.