About Us


We firmly believe that books change readers’ lives for the better, and that belief influences everything we do at Avid Bookshop, from our curated collection to our events calendar to the books we put in customers' hands. In recent years, we have doubled-down on this philosophy and are more committed than ever to sharing diverse voices with our customers. 

Please drop by one of our two charming stores (or browse online!) to find the perfect book or lovely gift item. Our bookshops are staffed by enthusiastic, well-read booksellers who are eager to help you find just what you need (or to leave you to browse quietly if you're not in the mood to chat). 

Avid Bookshop is an ethically run business with a strong focus on community engagement. We continually challenge ourselves, trying to figure out creative ways to make our city better through our #avidgivesback and #avidinschools initiatives, activism, authorless events, book fairs, free author readings, partnerships, book clubs, and more. 

We stay true to the “buy local first” mantra, choosing to support independent, locally-owned businesses for supplies whenever possible and opting to work with highly-rated, ethically sound national businesses when a local option isn't available. When it comes to buying local first, we really do practice what we preach.  

events assistant & full-time bookseller
bookseller & business to business sales
bookseller
manager of children's books
owner & founder
subscriptions manager & bookseller
subscriptions manager & bookseller
operations manager, full-time bookseller
director of operations
receiver
sidelines buyer, receiver, photographer
bookseller
bookseller
Ian McCord
bookseller