"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries."
Tina M. Fournier is a Human Resource professional who has written a children’s book call “Apple in the Woods”. She is currently working on several series about “Apple”. For example; “Apple Goes Camping with her Two Moms”. While working for her Municipal Government, Tina has crafted job descriptions, created & wrote employee manuals & procedures, written content for her employer’s internal HR Newsletter which included; recipes, travel adventures & information, and a short story called “One True Love”, written and vetted content for a recruitment marketing and onboarding website. Before working for The City of Ottawa, Tina had created and maintained online presences for multiple businesses she has owned which also includes all advertising material. Tina is a member of the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers.
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Opening this shop is a dream coming to life. An independent, community-based online shop filled with books, beautiful products from local artisans, and conversations with authors and neighbors is a convergence of all my favorite things. When you add my eight-year old son asking if he can help show other children where all the best kids’ books are, there you have it: my version of paradise.
Now, more than ever, communities like ours need safe spaces to gather for discussion and reflection. Neighbors should feel welcome and be encouraged to ask questions, share feelings, and get to know one another. Bookshops are wonderful places where the act of pulling a book off the shelf can spark a conversation that leads to authentic and meaningful connections. Bookshops are magical spots where children discover the characters that turn them into life-long readers and learners. These experiences cannot be downloaded.