My senior year in college, I changed my major from marketing to English because I enjoyed reading and talking about books more than my business classes. It worked out well—I ended up being a marketing director for nearly 20 years at Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, a group of independent bookshops in Milwaukee.
Now, I am sharing my love of nature as director of marketing and communications for Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, another Milwaukee gem. But, as I like to say, you can take the girl out of the bookstore but never the bookseller out of the girl.
This reminiscence includes some of my favorite fiction written by women that I read and sold while a bookseller. They all stand up to the test of time and I still recommend them to readers.