My Mission 

Bookstores are a window into the heart of a community. 

An independent bookshop doesn’t just sell books, they unite communities with carefully curated shelves. Local bookshops create a unique experience where readers connect with passionate booksellers, where children are drawn in by a space made just for them. Maybe it’s the soft lighting or the old wood floors, but booklovers know there’s something special about browsing an independent bookshop.


As a bookshop owner, Leah continues to build lasting connections within the community working with Loudoun Literacy Council, Rust Library, Loudoun County schools, and other organizations striving to keep books a vital part of Loudoun. She creates a space for local and aspiring authors to connect with readers, story time for kids, and book clubs for everyone. 


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