Mary, what do you do at the bookshop? I'm the Programs Manager and Bookseller.

What's your favorite thing about your role here? I have the privilege of inviting authors to Maria's Bookshop for events and making it happen!

What’re your go-to genres? Fiction, nature writing, animals, environment, middle grade and aything about BEES!

What are you reading right now? Martyr! by Kaveh Akbar, Atomic Habits by James Clear, Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge by Lizzie Pook

What was the last book you read? Crossings by Ben Goldfarb

What do you eat when you read? Nothing!

Best drink to sip while reading?Hot Lavender Honey Tea with extra honey!

Do you read alone or with company? Usually alone or with a canine companion.

Favorite Book Quote: “Books are a uniquely portable magic." - Stephen King

Favorite format for consuming books: Good ole fashion book in hand

When do you make time to read? Primarily right when I get up and before bed.

Describe your ideal place to read: At home, snowy day, fire going, dog on the couch next to me.

Preferred method of bookmarking: Anything except folding the page corner!

What was your favorite childhood book? Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Quick! Recommend a book! West with Giraffes by Linda Rutledge - an all-time favorite!