Karen is a retired English teacher who loves reading almost any genre, especially fiction.

Mary Jane
Mary Jane loves to read anything that is currently getting a lot of "buzz" in the book world, mostly fiction by her favorite authors.

G.J. Ford Staff

We here at G.J. Bookshop pledge to treat you, our customer, with respect and individual attention.   Our dedicated staff has over 50 years of combined experience in the book business.  We specialize in helping readers of all ages and interests feel comfortable in our bookshop, providing whatever level of service they desire.  Some of our favorite customers are children.  We have books for children of all ages, as well as a selection of whimsical toys and games.

About Us

Our bookshop has been around for 21 years, 18 of those years under the ownership of Mary Jane Reed.  Mary Jane believes in the importance of having a physical bookstore presence in our community.  We bring people together to talk books, share thoughts on what's happening on the island and in the world, to enjoy author events, and to benefit from our knowledge of books both old and new.  We can't count the number of times we've heard, "You're the first place we visit when we come for our vacation.   We rely on you to stock us up with recommended reading."  Many people still enjoy the experience of holding and feeling a "real" book recommended by a real person, in spite of electronic book-reading devices and internet shopping.  And because of that, we expect to be here serving our customers for many years to come.


Laurie is a retired elementary school teacher.  She loves all genres, but her favorite is historical fiction.

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Brooke enjoys all types of books but especially likes thought provoking novels with purpose.


Patricia is with us on Saturdays, as she is a full time English teacher at Glynn Academy.  Of course she knows the classics, but is always reading some popular book of fiction. 


Mimi is an avid reader and enjoys all types of genres. She is a retired middle school Media Specialist, so she knows what the 'tweens' are reading.