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About Us

Lisa Holenko - Owner // Manager // Scout and Wally's Person

Mom of two beauties. Wife of soulmate. Cook. Reader. Hiker. Friend. Happy transplant. Hippie at heart. Peace. "I don't talk things, sir. I talk the meaning of things." Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451


Our Booksellers and Cafe team:

  Karen: Proud Mama. Sister to many. Mountain hikes and desert sunsets. Granny. Dickens. Rainbows. "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." -Oscar Wilde

  Dawn: Hiker, biker, skier, gardener, nature lover, dog mom. "Not all who wander are lost."

  Laurie: Engaged at the top of a high dive 44 yrs ago, mom to 2 bright and generous souls, “Nanny” to teen grandson, hiker, snowshoer, incorrigible reader, foodie, values kindness above all else. “And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”  ~Anais Nin

  Elizabeth: Quick-witted literary theory enthusist, mother, gardener, tree hugger, lover of the Great Lakes and the Rocky Mountains, adopter of the unwanted, seeker of quiet, demander of peace. “There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” ― Linda Hogan

  Heather: Reader & hiker in outdoor spaces. Reader & writer in coffee shop spaces. Feminist, barista, yogi, skier, & happy camper. "No book is dangerous in and of itself, you know. But historically, reading a book in the wrong way has led to terrible consequences." Edgar Cantero, Meddling Kids

  Jonathan: Espresso and weed connoisseur. Dog-sitter extraordinaire. Keeper of the cafe. Speaks Sigh Language "Ceci n'est pas une pipe." René Magritte

  Devon: New high school stdent, Adventurer, Old soul, Activist, Hardcore Marvel fan, Quirky mix of Gryffindor and Hufflepuff, Huge animal lover! " It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not." 

  Kendra: Disney-obessed reader. Slytherin. Mom of the world's cutest guinea pig and hedgehog. Miami native. Lover of the nonsensical. 

  Sarah: Hiker, keeper of Frida, enigma, naturalist, really cares how your day is going. 


Our Tumbleweeds (you never know when they might wander in)

  Luke: Teacher, puzzler, mountaineer. Favorite streets include Lexington Avenue, La Camina a Farellones, Rue de la Bûcherie, and Xixi Lu. "The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being." - Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

  Selah: Exhausted college student, filmmaker, fencer, Gryffindor, earl grey aficionado, bubble tea addict, would prefer to be a Tolkein elf, but is in reality a Hobbit. "Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them." -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince


Our Behind the Scenes team: Deanna - Social Media, Claudine - Events