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In the book business since 2007

"I wasn't born in the South, but I got here as quick as I could."

Joanne was born in Germany and was adopted at the age of two. Her new life in Charleston, Mississippi introduced her to the world of Southern hospitality. Being a bookseller gives her the perfect opportunity to interact with customers.

After completing her degree at Delta State University, Joanne began her teaching career in Olive Branch. Her retirement was well-deserved after 30 years of "missionary work" teaching elementary children. She went from saying "open your textbooks" to "I want to sell you books." Her first job as a bookseller was at Borders, and she was happy to have the opportunity to move to Booksellers along with many of my customers.

Her son and his family live in Bartlett. She wants to instill the love of books to her two grandchildren, Cooper and Everett. The five members of her four-legged family occupy her home and her heart. Joanne is thrilled to be a bookseller at Novel. All of her dreams are coming true!