Robin Allen is the owner of Forever Books. A former history teacher turned entrepreneur, she opened Forever Books on April Fools Day in 1999 after the closing of a local children's bookstore. When not at the store or working for the store (rare), she enjoys reading non-fiction history, memoirs, political works, and fiction. Robin serves on the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association.
Diana is the store manager. While the locals seem to think that Diana is always at Forever Books, she can also often be found biking the roads of southwest Michigan. She enjoys reading anything of substance (no chick-lit, please), cookbooks, and she has a private book collection rivaling the store. She has three daughters who have inherited her love of books.
Stephen's parents used to put books in his crib to keep him quiet when he woke up early in the morning, thus starting him on a lifetime of loving literature. At home, he enjoys reading mysteries and poetry, with occasional forays into horror and fantasy. A displaced Vermonter, he has lived in southwest Michigan since the mid-'90s.
Beth is a full-time mother to three small kids and part-time book seller. An avid reader since childhood, when she used to catalog her book collections, she now enjoys reading anything she has time to read. This includes historical fiction, classics, humor, gardening and knitting guides, plus a healthy dose of Harry Potter and Elephant and Piggy.
WHY? The supply chain is even more disrupted than last year.
Demand for books is high, supply shortages are expected, shipping times will be longer.
Don't worry, shop early! Our store is full with gift ideas for everyone!
We are here to help you with...
-Free gift wrapping.
-Book and gift recommendations
-Contact-Free Shopping: Order and pay over the phone and pick up in our entryway.
-Online shopping: Your order ships directly to any U.S. address.
-Gift Certificates (We will mail too!)
Tuesday, November 9, with times from 6:30 - 8:15
Wade Rouse returns to Forever Books in November to sign his new novel, The Secret of Snow!
Click here for details on how to pre-order The Secret of Snow and reserve your spot to see Wade!
Saturday, November 6 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Meet local children's author, Kelly J. Baptist, as she signs her new intermediate novel, The Swag is in the Socks.
Masks must be worn in store by those who are unvaccinated to protect our younger customers.