Welcome to Shelbey And The Bookstore, a Black Owned, Woman Owned, Online Bookstore. You are probably wondering who is Shelbey?! Well, that would be me. I am the owner and founder of Shelbey And The Bookstore. But, I will give you a little history of how I got started.
In May 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, I started Shelbey And The Book Club, which is an online only book club that I started as a way to make more book friends. I have always been an avid reader but it had taken a backseat in the list of other things I had to do to be an adult. Luckily, I was working from home and had time to run the book club as well as keep up with my work. Starting the book club was also a way for me to help people diversify their reading as much as possible, my main focus being black authors. Shelbey And The Book Club grew rapidly.
Now, opening a bookstore has always been a dream of mine, but I didn't see it as tangible. The universe def has a way of pushing people into the places that they need to be. Long story short, things happened with my job and now Shelbey And The Bookstore is open and flourishing. It has been the most fulfilling adventure I've been on in my life and cannot wait to see how far we go!
Before I go, the best way to keep up with me is on Instagram. I post there everyday. I also have a YouTube channel and a special Patreon book club that you can join if you want! Also, don't forget to join the mailing list!
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