Meet Your Literary Matchmakers
Brandy O'Briant, Founder
“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
My love of books and bookstores started with a small independent store in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the 70s, called Page One Books. Run by a beautiful red-haired woman named Ginger, I spent hours in the store, devouring books, Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, The Boxcar Kids, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary.
I simply couldn't get enough. My mother put me on a book budget, which I found completely unacceptable.
Frustrated with this new arrangement, I got on my bike, rode to Page 1 and offered Ginger my services in exchange for books. She paid me $5 in books for every day I stacked and arranged books.
After university (English major, of course), I entered the world of advertising, but my love of books never abated. I believe in the power of books to expand horizons and generate understanding between humans. It wouldn't be going too far to say I believe books can change our world for the better.
I started Page 1 Books because I am that friend who always has a book recommendation for you, that friend who knows just which books you will love and will love you back.