The Bookshop Podcast

Shoshana Smith, Flashlight Books

March 28, 2022 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 122
The Bookshop Podcast
Shoshana Smith, Flashlight Books
Show Notes

If you have children to buy books for, this is the episode for you! 

 Flashlight Books is an independent bookstore located in Walnut Creek, California. Owners Shoshana Smith, Marian Adducci, and Gigi Reinheimer are dedicated to promoting a sustained love of reading in children and see the bookstore as a community-focused space that celebrates curiosity, passion, and learning.

Shoshana Smith (originally from Brookline, MA) and Marian Adducci (Homewood, IL) met in college. Both moved to the Bay Area in 2011, where they both worked at The Reading Bug in San Carlos, CA, and decided the bookstore life was for them. In 2017 they teamed up with Gigi Reinheimer, and the three founded Flashlight Books which opened in Walnut Creek, CA, in late February of 2019. Shoshana loves to read young adult and romance, Marian's favorite genres are fantasy and middle grade (especially when based on mythology), and Gigi loves literary fiction and mysteries.

Flashlight Books

One Life, Megan Rapinoe

 The Unexplainable Disappearance Of Mars Patel, Sheela Chari

 Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish, Pablo Cartaya

 Bodies Are Cool, Tyler Feder

 Eyes That Speak To The Stars, Joanna Ho

 Chex Bob, Bob Shea

 Maizy Chen’s Last Chance, Lisa Yee

 Yummy: A History Of Desserts, Victoria Grace Elliott

 Frankie & Bug, Gayle Forman

The $150,000 Rugelach, Allison Marks

 I Must Betray You, Ruta Seppetys

Mirror Girls, Kelly McWilliams

 Gear Breakers, Zoe Hana Mikuta

 Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao



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