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Launching a New Bookstore w/ Britni and Kathryn from Second Story Books and Cafe in OKC

Welcome to Chapter 49! My guests are Britni Brecheen and Kathryn Lynn - two friends who are launching a new bookstore and cafe in OKC.

Britni has worked in bookstores and libraries for 12+ years and is currently a homeschool mom of two. Kathryn's first job was in a bookstore at the age of 15. They have had many jobs in many places, but reading and writing has been constant, and for them, it all comes back to books.

In our conversation we talk about their vision for the new bookstore and its place in their geographic community, but also the wider bookish community of Oklahoma City. We also get into what led them to want to open the store, the ups and downs of getting the store off the ground, and a brief interlude about time spent in an international jail. You’re going to love hearing about the level of detail with which they are chasing their dream and their passion for books and readers. Connect with Second Story Books: Instagram | Facebook | Website | Our review for this episode comes from blogger, aspiring author, and new mom, Samantha Bailey. She is a former educator who is taking some time out of the classroom to focus on raising her daughter and working on finishing her works in progress, including a children’s book that will release in 2024. Samantha is reviewing Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy. Connect with Samantha: Instagram | Website Mentioned on the Show: Frog and Toad - Arnold Lobel Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi Shark Heart - Emily Habeck Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution - R.F. Kuang To Shape a Dragon's Breath - Moniquill Blackgoose The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson Garlic and the Vampire - Bree Paulsen Garlic and the Witch - Bree Paulsen Under the Whispering Door - T.J. Klune Migrations - Charlotte McConaghy

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