Katherine founded our bookstore in 1999. She worked at the Shakespeare & Co. in Paris in the 1960s and 1970s, and lived above the store, just like in Highlands. She became great friends with George Whitman, who re-founded the American literary institution after the Second World War. It was Mr. Whitman who told Katherine she should name *her* bookstore in Highlands after *his* in Paris. Katherine keeps up with the newest in fiction, but her favorite book is "Stoner," the 1965 novel by John Williams (it's not about what you're thinking it's about). Katherine died in late December 2022, but her family will continue to operate the bookstore.
Rosemary Edwards Fleming is a native Highlander who lives on the same land her family farmed in the 19th century. She worked at Cyrano's Bookshop for many years, and before that was involved with the Jacob's Pillow summer dance festival in the Berkshires. Rosemary loves books on nature and local history and can be spotted walking around town with her sweet and rambunctious Husky, Mishka.