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Bookshop Owner | 02

Bookshop Owner | 02

By Tsh Oxenreider | Wondery

Annie B. Jones basically has my own dream job (besides being a writer): she owns an indie bookstore called The Bookshelf, in beautiful Thomasville, Georgia, not too far from Tallahassee, Florida.

Annie shares what it was like to start off as a bookshop owner with zero business background, and the things she had to learn on the sales floor about managing a team, deciding what her community liked — and didn’t like — to read, and at the end of the day, how to keep the lights on doing something that she confesses is more work than she ever imagined, but wouldn’t trade for the world.


Annie on Twitter The Bookshelf The Bookshelf on Instagram Annie's podcast, From the Front Porch Tsh on Twitter & Instagram Women’s Work on Instagram Myers-Briggs Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner Wildwood, by Colin Meloy A Wrinkle in Time and Austin Family Chronicles, by Madeleine L'Engel The Ensemble, by Aja Gabel Yes, Please, by Amy Poehler

In the spirit of this episode—if you'd like to order one of her book recommendations, reach out to The Bookshelf!

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