A message from Maryse:
August 28th was my last day at Bookshop Santa Cruz as the sidelines buyer. For the past six years, books and cards and gifts have been my passion, and I have so enjoyed being part of the Bookshop family, and of our larger community of book lovers in Santa Cruz. I started out as a cashier, moved on to working on the floor, then to buying used books and helping in fiction, and, finally, spent the last three years delighting you all with fabulous cards and sundries. I have learned a lot, met so many wonderful people, and, most notably, spent a lot of Bookshop’s money on things I thought you might like. As I make a new life for myself in sunny Chicago I know I will miss Bookshop more than a vegan misses cheese pizza, and I hope I will be missed even more.
But all is not lost—we have found an amazing young lady to replace me, and I am certain she will carry on in the fashion we have all become accustomed to. Brittany comes from Hart’s Fabric, where she was a buyer, and she is a supremely creative, bright, and dedicated creature. I am happy to know that I will be leaving the gift section in such capable hands, and I know that it will only improve in her care.
So goodbye, dear Bookshop friends, and please do stop in to say hello and welcome Brittany to the family—and thank you for making my years here so very wonderful.