Susan bought the Penguin Bookshop in 2014 after a long career in book publishing, and moved the shop to its current location at 417 Beaver Street. Susan began her publishing career in the editorial department at Viking Penguin (penguins again!) and is excited to now hold the esteemed Penguin Bookshop in her loving hands.
Mary moved to Pittsburgh from Erie, PA with her family in 2006. She has been part of the Penguin Bookshop since 2008, making her the oldest current team member. Reading and hiking are Mary's two biggest passions. Her reading is all over the place; she enjoys fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, and children's picture books.
Bobbi has lived in Sewickley with her husband and two sons for ten years. Her hobbies include oil painting, cooking, watching her sons' baseball games, rescuing animals (she has two cats and two dogs) and, of course, reading! She loves to mix it up with everything from 20th Century literary classics to current legal thrillers and is usually reading at least three books at once.
Lisa moved with her husband and family to Sewickley from New Jersey in 2006. Originally from California, she grew up overseas and has traveled extensively. Continuing to learn about other places and cultures is one of the reasons she loves reading, and, being a recent empty-nester, she is very excited to be spending her free time surrounded by all of the great books and people at the Penguin. If she had to choose a favorite book genre, it would probably be fiction, but biographies and history rank highly too!
Marianna is a twenty-year veteran educator in the Montour public school system. She is currently the kindergarten through 4th grade librarian. "I love teaching young children about how reading can inspire them through the words and experiences of great authors.