I’m Caitlin, the newest member of the Island Books family. I am the adult fiction/nonfiction buyer for the store.
I grew up in Schenectady, NY in a house filled with books and music, and moved to the PNW in 1997 via the train. Prior to Island Books, I worked at University Book Store where I spent the past 12 years in the children’s section, as a buyer of children’s books and most recently a buyer of adult fiction. I’ve served as a judge on both the children’s and adult Indies Introduce panels, The American Booksellers Association award honoring debut authors, and I’ve spent the last two years as a judge for the Best Translated Book Award (BTBA) through Open Letter Publishing.