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.
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Forever Books would like to thank our customers, here in Michigan and across the country, who are supporting us with book orders, GoFundMe donations, and words of support! Stay tuned for news on our re-opening to the public under new guidelines.
-Place an order through this website and books will ship directly to you from our national warehouses.
-We are also working with customers to arrange curb-side pick up, local delivery, or shipment of items from our store. Robin is in the store Monday-Saturday from 12-5. Please call (269) 982-1110, or email us at email@example.com,with your order or questions.
-You can also support us today by purchasing a gift card for future use. These will be mailed and can be redeemed when we re-open (they can not be redeemed online). Please call or email to purchase.
-We thank you in advance, and for all the support we’ve received as your community bookstore these 21 years. We hope we will be able to see you soon, dear readers. Take care of yourselves, and read a good book today!
Robin, Diana, Stephen, Beth, and of course, Poppy!