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A Message from Casey, Owner of Bookshop Santa Cruz

Dear Readers,

This year has been unlike any other. After 2020, I never thought I would have to share that sentiment again, but 2021 proved just as challenging and unique. But our doors are wide open heading into the holiday season on the eve of our 55th anniversary. We wouldn’t be here without your support—from discovering new books in the store to dramatically increasing your web orders, from buying care packages and gift cards to ordering early to avoid holiday supply chain issues or by donating to our Holiday Book Drive. One of our favorite ways of saying thank you is to dedicate ourselves even more fully to sharing our passion for books. I hope you will feel that as you read the hundreds of recommendations on these pages. It is our love language and it comes with heartfelt gratitude.

—Casey Coonerty Protti
Owner, Bookshop Santa Cruz

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