Meet the Staff: Jeanne Raggio
What are you currently reading or what is your favorite book?
I read "The Masterpiece" by Fiona Davis and loved it so much that I had to read her other books as well - "The Dollhouse" and "The Address". I have enjoyed all of them. They are historical fiction with great storylines that also inform me of places I've only heard about but not visited. All are set in New York City with historical buildings that have influenced the City. The books transport you to another era not only with the locations but also with the characters. A slice of insight into history. They have all made me want to do more research on each location and some of the characters.
What is your favorite part about working at Page & Palette?
I have always wanted to work in an independent bookstore and finally, in "retirement" I've been able to do so. I cannot remember a time in my life where I have not been reading a book, if not two or more! Sharing the books with customers is a joy and being around other book lovers as co-workers is also so much fun. Having a local downtown independent bookstore is a treasure.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Obviously, I love reading and working at Page and Palette which to me is like a hobby. I also volunteer with several organizations that I'm passionate about and I enjoy knitting. Most of our travel is to California where the family lives but we do get in some other small trips as well which is fun. I have found house and yard work are being put on the "back burner" more and more so I can do more pleasurable things!