Allthingsbook.org is an online indie bookstore for women who love to read. You're part of a community of women who are always scouting for that next great book. Here you'll enjoy book features, reviews, author interviews, and other bookishly fun stuff. Plus great deals on books we know you'll love. Welcome!
Like you, I love to read. My house is overflowing with books, just like many of yours are. I’ve always wanted my own bookstore, but the expense has been an obstacle. So I’m starting my dream independent bookstore online. I’ve always thought about how I could bring the great elements of the independent bookstore to a website. And using my 25 years in the book industry spent as the publisher of Foghorn Press and as the Marketing & Events Director at Copperfield’s Books, that’s what we’ll be striving for. I’m working with one of the best designers in the industry, Alicia Feltman of lala design, as my partner. We are proud members of the American Booksellers Association, which boasts more than 1500 independent brick and mortar bookstores across the country. With All Things Book, we’re doing something a little different, but also independent and equally committed to the standards and community ideals found in independent bookstores. Thanks for being a part of it.
I’m a graphic and website designer and a lifetime book lover from Sonoma County, California. I love the alchemy of color palettes, typography, and pixels, and I spend my days attempting to make gold by combining those elements. I’ve worked with books, in some form or another, for my entire adult life. From slinging coffee and hand selling my favorite books at my hometown Copperfield’s Bookstore in my teens, to book design and publishing, as well as creating websites for independent bookstores. Books are part of everything I do. I spend my evenings on my makeshift urban homestead in Santa Rosa. Book in hand, surrounded by strange animals and two teenage humans.
Julia Park Tracey
I’m the editorial and social media director for the website and excited to be working on a site that’s all about books! I’m having a fangirl moment because hello, #booknerd4ever! I like big books and I cannot lie, especially books that sweep me away from my everyday life and keep me gnawing at my thumbnail while I turn the pages. I’m a career journalist with credits from Salon and the San Francisco Chronicle to Redbook, Town and Country, Woman’s Day; Oakland Magazine, Narratively, Yahoo, Babble, Scary Mommy, and YourTango, among others. I’m the author of six books, ranging from small press poetry to traditional publishing, from literary fiction to women’s nonfiction/history. I’m currently writing a historical novel and periodically raise my head from my little bubble-cloud to see what’s happening in the world of books. Find me on social media @juliaparktracey
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Carol E. Miller
The resident wine expert reviews books for All Things Book using the language of wine. Carol is a PhD in English and a commercial copywriter who creates stories about brands – often for winery clients. Her memoir about the plane crash she survived at age sixteen, Every Moment of a Fall, was published by Schaffner Press. She blogs about family, trauma and healing at carol-e-miller.com.
Joanne Hartman is a freelance writer and editor who lives in northern California with her husband and daughter. She is a founding member and former profiles editor of Literary Mama and was a columnist for San Francisco's J. Her writing appears in The East Bay Monthly, Interfaith Family, and the anthologies Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined, Mamas Write, Using Our Words, and The Knitter's Gift. Joanne worked for a New England public television station on an award-winning feature magazine show, was a reporter and photographer for a sailing magazine, an editor at a wire service, and spent a decade teaching middle school.
Christina Julian does the dance as a wine and food writer by day, novelist by night. An East Coaster at the core she bounced her way across the country with stints in publishing, advertising, and technology before fleeing to the Napa Valley. As a columnist for NorthBay Biz magazine, the wine country her beat, she combs the valley in search of the never-ending scoop and the wines that go with it. Christina’s writing appears regularly in the Wine Enthusiast, San Francisco Chronicle, Bohemian, and Weddings California. The Dating Bender, which was released in August, is her fiction debut.