Brain Lair Books
Before opening her very own bookstore, Kathy Burnette was an elementary and middle school librarian for over 20 years. Today, Brain Lair Books (a clever anagram for librarian, if you didn’t catch it) is an inclusive space that aims to curate books for marginalized populations, but especially for children and teens. Something unique? Burnette has read almost every book on her shelves. Her philosophy is that she shouldn’t be telling kids to read a book she hasn’t read herself!
Bonus: Brain Lair Books often hosts author readings and other exciting events!