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.
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