Colleen's Picks

Colleen started a career in bookselling in 1986, spending time on both the East and West coasts opening a number of chain stores and acting as a consultant for store openings and bookstore moves. "I love setting up new stores and designing floor plans of bookstore sections," she says. Colleen prefers to work at an independent bookstore and maintain a strong connection to the community. She helped Mike and Renee transition into bookstore ownership in their first bookstore venture. In fact, she has worked with Mike and Renee in some capacity for nearly 18 years! Currently she is the floor manager at Phoenix Books Essex and also does gift buying for both of our stores. Some of Colleen's favorite genres include children's books, memoirs, nature, and animals. In her free time you can find her reading, spending time outside, taking pictures, and creating jewelry or crafts. She lives in Underhill with her daughter, two cats, a guinea pig, and a puppy.

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Colleen
A Unicorn Named Sparkle: A Picture Book Cover Image
By Amy Young (Illustrator), Amy Young
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374301859
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - July 5th, 2016

A sparkly unicorn? What more could you ask for!


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Colleen
Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book, The Giver, as well as Gathering Blue and Messenger  where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.
Son Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547887203
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 2nd, 2012

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Colleen

I love everything about this book! Sweet story! Charming illustrations by one of my favorite illustrators. AND the book is covered in fur!

Little Fur Family Board Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060759605
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperFestival - June 28th, 2005