Annie B. Jones owns The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in downtown Thomasville, Georgia, where she and her husband Jordan have lived since 2013. A Tallahassee, Florida, native, Annie graduated summa cum laude with her degree in journalism from the Great Books Honors College at Faulkner University before becoming a writer and editor for The Florida Bar News and Journal.
In 2012, she began living her Kathleen Kelly-dream as the manager of The Bookshelf in Tallahassee, and in 2013, she took over operations of the flagship store in Thomasville. Annie was featured as one of Southern Living magazine's 50 innovators changing the South; The Bookshelf was listed in the top ten of the 2016 Independent Small Business of the Year Awards, and in 2017, it was named Small Business of the Year by the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce.
Annie currently co-hosts From the Front Porch, a weekly podcast about books, small business, and life in the South.
Need a book recommendation or just want to say hello? Email Annie.
Photo by Firefly Photography.