The Bookshelf is all about community. Owner Annie pours her heart and soul into this Downtown Thomasville staple. Although The Bookshelf has been in business for 30 years, Annie is somewhat new to this gig... and is also new to retail all together. She and her husband took a giant leap of faith and left their familiar hometown of Tallahassee, FL to move to small town USA - Thomasville, GA - to pursue her dream of owning a book store. She'll often refer to herself as living her "Kathleen Kelly" dream, from the movie "You've Got Mail." And it is 110% accurate! Although this is her dream job, she will be first to tell you it's not all peaches and cream. There are some rough days, as folks who own small businesses are very aware. But she is rewarded often and is such reminded as to why she snagged this shop... as shown in her personal Instagram posts, blogs, podcasts, emails - and if you're lucky enough to call her friend - in person.