Meet the Read Between The Lynes Staff

ArleneArlene

Born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey, I still consider myself a "Jersey Girl", even though I have not lived in the state for 25 years! I moved to Woodstock, IL in 1997 with my husband Keith and our three children and we are thrilled to call Woodstock home. I love to read and one of my favorite pastimes has been visiting bookstores. I feel truly blessed to have brought Read Between The Lynes to the Woodstock Square to share my love of literature with the community.


KaitlynKaitlyn

I am the resident baker at Read Between The Lynes. With a pinch of fantasy and a dash of puns, I'm a happy reader. I hold a Master's in Library Science and I love finding new and diverse books to add to our children's literature section.


LydiaLydia

As a long-time Woodstock resident and former teacher, I found an oasis as a bookseller with Read Between The Lynes. I love oat milk lattes, finding new ways to transform a block of tofu into something delicious, and reading anything classified as historical fiction.

 

Take a look at books Lydia loves!


ColleenColleen

As a lifelong bookworm, English major, and former teacher, I love literature. Working at Read Between The Lynes allows me to share that love while kindly and enthusiastically helping our customers. My specialties are classics and mysteries - I started reading Agatha Christie when I was 5! When I’m not working, I’m probably reading a cozy mystery with my daughter or watching a period drama with my husband.

 

Take a look at books Colleen loves!


NatashaNatasha

I’m a long-time book hoarder, writer, and lurker at Read Between The Lynes. I can rarely be found without a book (or two) and at least ten pens (or my dog) within reach. I’ve gone from being a customer as a kid, to leading NaNoWriMo write-ins in the back as a teen, and now here I am! If you need any help with science fiction, fantasy, or bird guides, I am the person to ask!


DawnDawn

I have been in retail most of my life and have been working in the café at Read Between The Lynes for approximately six years. When I am not at the shop, I enjoy working in my garden at home, hiking, and spending time with my family.


CammieCammie

The second New Jersey girl to work at Read Between The Lynes, I’m brand new to the Woodstock area. I’m so happy to have found a community here. Working at Read Between The Lynes has reignited my love for reading. I’m usually chatting to customers behind the coffee counter. Come say Hi and get some delicious drinks and snacks.


Susan

After retiring to Woodstock because of its small-town appeal (and its independent bookstore), I became a frequent customer of Read Between The Lynes and then joined the staff six years ago! Non-fiction is my favorite genre.


DanielleDanielle

I’m a city girl who unexpectedly fell in love with Woodstock’s small-town charms and as a result, became a resident. As a lifelong bibliophile, indie bookstore fan and frequenter, I’m thrilled to have found a home with Read Between The Lynes. I can often be found snuggled on my couch with my best canine pal, a mug of peppermint tea, and of course, a book. 

 

Take a look at books Danielle loves!

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