I joined the team about six months after the shop opened. Books have always featured strongly in my life: I worked for twenty-four years in Nottinghamshire’s Public Libraries – twenty of those years at Lowdham Library – and prior to that I worked in the J B Morrell Library at York University. My duties at The Bookcase are many and varied, something that most people would envy! I go into primary schools to facilitate children’s Reading Groups. I always feel a thrill as each Lowdham Book Festival comes along, and I enjoy the challenge of helping customers to choose a book, whether for adults or children. I think it is this personal touch that helps to make The Bookcase the success story that it is.