Our mission is to support and promote the unique offerings of Ann Arbor's independent booksellers, and to make Ann Arbor a destination for book lovers to visit. We celebrate the impact booksellers have on our community through educational materials--digital and print--and connect readers through events and a central resource endorsing Ann Arbor's independent booksellers. In addition, we foster relationships with media sources to introduce the public to, and engage them in, the true book culture of Ann Arbor.
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to artist Amber Lounsbery for her beautiful work on our logo. And to Jeremy Chouinard, who worked tirelessly to develop a clear, accurate, and accessible map of the bookstores in Ann Arbor for distribution.
Meet Our Board
Rachel Pastiva has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a Master of Library and Information Science. She was a bookseller for 20 years, first in various roles at Borders Books & Music, and most recently as the store manager of Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room for 11 years. A great lover of her adopted home of Ann Arbor and the state of Michigan, she loves to read books related to regional history, historical fiction, psychology, spirituality, consciousness, health and any other topic that jumps off the shelf at her while perusing Ann Arbor's independent bookstores.