Brenda - Assistant Book Buyer
Brenda is the Little Toy & Book Shop's Assistant Book Buyer. An avid reader herself, Brenda's favorite book as a child was Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, "A great story," she says, with her favorite character being Jo. Brenda appreciates the similarities between Jo and herself, noting their shared independent quality.
If Brenda could read anywhere in the world, it would be on her covered porch sipping lemonade and listening to the birds and natural waterfall that graces her property. Her grandchildren would be snuggling and reading along beside her.
When not reading, at the Book Shop, or with her grandchildren, Brenda enjoys gardening, walking and hiking, sewing, embroidery, knitting, and baking.
More About Brenda:
Which is your favorite toy in the shop?
I love the numerous craft projects and the extensive collection of art supplies available to our budding young artists.
What's your favorite snack to eat while reading?
Depends on the season- I enjoy hot chocolate in the colder months, and in the summer, a tall glass of lemonade!
If you were a book genre, what would it be?
I am all about romance!
What makes you a qualified Village Toy & Book Shop employee?
Over the past 21 years, I have worked in bookstores where there was a great selection of educational toys. Most recently, I was employed at the Dartmouth Bookstore in Hanover where I was the supervisor of the Children's Department for eight years. I was responsible for ordering new titles, replenishing current stock, setting up displays, and various other duties. I loved it.
What is your favorite thing about working at Little Village Toy & Book Shop?
I adore working with the enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative, warm, and friendly staff here at the Book Shop.