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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Light up the Bluff and Live From St. Joseph

Friday, December 7th

Community Tree Lighting at the corner of Broad Street & Lake Boulevard

St. Joseph High School Choir at 6:00PM

Tree lighting at 6:30PM

 

Afterwards, stroll downtown to admire the decorated store fronts from 7:00PM - 8:30PM.  Forever Books will have children reading in the window!

 

Saturday, December 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Troy Cummings, author of Can I Be Your Dog?and the Notebook of Doom series.

Book signing beginning at 3:00 PM and continuing after the Reindog Parade at 4:00 PM. Click here for more info on this author and event!

 

The 2018 Holiday Catalog is here!

Book suggestions for all ages 

 

Click on the picture to preview the catalog or order. Or pick up your copy at Forever Books today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give the gift of reading to a child in need with our Giving Tree!
Pick a tag from the tree, purchase a book (we can help you select one!), and
we will wrap it and deliver it to the Readiness Center in Benton Harbor in
time for Christmas.