Our Staff

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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Tuesday, June 19th, 7:00 PM

Book Talk and Signing with Wade Rouse (writing as Viola Shipman)

author of The Recipe Box 

Treats from recipes in the book will be served, so reservations are requested.

Please call (269) 982-1110 or email. For more info on this event, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Storytime with Poppy

Thursday, June 21st at 10:45 AM

20% Entire Purchase for all Attendees!

 

Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate

This groovy series from New York Times bestselling team James and Kimberly Dean introduces Pete the Cat before he was Pete the Cat...when he was little Pete the Kitty!

Pete the Kitty is super excited to visit his friend Grumpy Toad’s house for a playdate! Grumpy Toad has all the best toys: a truck, building blocks, and a superhero cape. Far out! It’s going to be cat-tastic! But when Grumpy Toad refuses to share any of his cool toys with Pete, neither of them are having any fun. Will Grumpy Toad ever share his toys with his friend Pete? In this easy-to-read and engaging picture book, little readers will learn all about sharing with their favorite blue kitten!

 

 THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series on PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.  There will be a nationwide vote to choose America's most beloved book. Find the 100 book selections here and read and place your vote by clicking on image to the left!

 

Returning this July! "Where's Waldo in downtown St. Joseph?"

Where's Waldo? All around St. Joseph in the month of July! Pick up your passport from Forever Books on or after July 1st and find Waldo in local stores for a chance to win Where's Waldo prizes.  A Waldo party and prize drawing will be held at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, July 31st.