Kelly is one of the store's three co-owners, along with Paul and Sarah. She has been in the independent book business since 1989 when she started working for Port Book and News in Port Angeles. When she moved to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University she worked at Michaels books downtown. She then worked as an Interior Designer and buyer at Masins in Pioneer Square. Kelly has moved back to Bellingham from Bainbridge Island where she worked for Eagle Harbor Book Company. It is a natural fit to work in both the book side and the buying side for Paper Dreams and considers herself mighty lucky to call Village Books and Paper Dreams home. She is a retired piano teacher, but music continues to play a strong role in her life and now plays with the Bayshore Orchestra. She loves being back in Bellingham and enjoys hiking whenever possible, kayaking, and biking with her daughter & hubby.
Elisabeth Egan is the book critic for Glamour magazine and has now written her first book. A Window Opens is the story of Alice, a busy wife and mother of three and a part-time editor who is: not a cook, active PTA member, or breadwinner of the family. But when her husband has to make a career change, it is Alice that jumps in and luckily lands a brilliant job at croll, a hip startup that promises to be the future of reading. She can do it all; this balancing act is no problem! Can she though? Fans of Where'd You Go, Bernadette and Bridget Jones's Diary will enjoy this very real story. –Kelly E.