We here at G.J. Ford 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 from giving book recommendations, special ordering or conducting a search for an out-of-print book. We support many local book clubs with a 15% discount off their chosen books. We also partner with the Literary Guild of St.Simons Island to provide author events at the Casino Building in the Village.
Our bookshop has been in business since 1995.The owner, Mary Jane Reed, believes in the importance of having a physical bookstore presence in our community. We bring people together to talk books, share thoughts on current events, 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. Because of that, we expect to be here serving our customers for many years to come.