Meet the Read Between The Lynes Staff

Arlene posed with arms folded over a stack of books. Bookshelves in soft focus in the background. Arlene

Born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey, I still consider myself a "Jersey Girl", even though I have not lived in the state for 27 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.


Liz posed with arms folded over a stack of books. Bookshelves in soft focus in the background. Liz

I have over fifteen years of corporate retail experience, with most of that time spent in management. I am very excited to be the store manager of Read Between The Lynes. Independent bookstores are my happy place. I am a big fan of reading romances and happy books, though I do like an interesting thriller and almost any fiction book that takes place in the 1920s. Besides reading, I enjoy taking day trips with my husband, crafting, and playing with my toddler. 

 

Take a look at books Liz loves!


Kaitlyn posed with arms folded over a stack of books. Bookshelves in soft focus in the background. Kaitlyn

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.

 

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Kaitlyn's Cozy Tyme Tea Cookie Recipe


Colleen posed with arms folded over a stack of books. Bookshelves in soft focus in the background. Colleen

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!


Natasha posed with arms folded over a stack of books. Bookshelves in soft focus in the background. Natasha

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!

 

Take a look at books Natasha loves!


Barb posed with arms folded over a stack of books. Bookshelves in soft focus in the background. Barb

I am a retired school music teacher and I like to keep active. After working as a substitute teacher for several years, I decided it was time for a change. When I saw that Read Between The Lynes was hiring, I was excited to apply. Now I work in the café and love to make lattes, brew coffee, keep the candy case filled, and talk to customers. It’s fun to be a part of the RBTL community! Nonfiction is my favorite genre. I love to learn! 

 

Take a look at books Barb loves!


Photo coming soon.Jade

I just came back to the Boone County area after studying culinary arts in the city. I've been looking for a change in pace, and that's when I saw Read Between The Lynes was hiring. A perfect case of serendipity combining my love for coffee and books. My favorite genres are graphic novels, YA, and poetry, but I often find myself hoarding nature books.

 

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Bethany posed next to a display of books. Bookshelves in soft focus in the backgroundBethany

I'm Bethany; a mother of two goofballs, an avid reader, a classically trained opera singer, and an artist. I’ve performed in Nashville, Chicago, and Florence, Italy! After moving to the area in July of 2023, I'm excited to embark on new adventures and share my passions with my new community. RBTL has let me bring my creativity into our store in numerous ways, including the groundhog cutout that became a local favorite around Groundhog Day!

 

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Danielle holding a book in front of Read Between The Lynes on the Historic Woodstock Square. Danielle

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 (probably a romance).

 

Take a look at books Danielle loves!