The goal of Whitelam Books is to provide the people of Reading and surrounding communities with personal, insightful service to obtain the next great book they'll read or give as a gift. We are committed to making this world a better place now and for future generations by promoting the value of and pleasure in reading and supporting efforts that enrich life in our community.

In addition to offering a curated selection of new books across a wide variety of genres, Whitelam Book also offers other unique literary gift items including mugs, t-shirts and prints, toys and board games, and storybook-related toys and puppets, greeting cards, and reading-related items like reading glasses and book lights.

Beyond retail, the book store strives to be a gathering place and an epicenter of community events. We regularly host author book signings and readings; book clubs, children's story times, and events that tie in with other Reading businesses and organizations.

Nicolle Armistead



Favorite books:  Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell, His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman


Barbara O'Leary



"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." 

  -Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

Daisy Giunta


Favorite book:  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Favorite children’s book:  Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan

Priscilla Hollenbeck


Favorite Books:  Trinity, The Mists of Avalon, Wicked.

Jane Jolkovski


Favorite author: Barbara Kingsolver

Fun fact: Majored in Modern American Poetry

Harriet Lyons


Favorite books:  Ender’s Game, Harry Potter, and Adrift.

Favorite children's books:  Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb; Mr. Shaw’s Shipshape Shoe Shop; Fox in Socks; and Little Fur Family.

Liz Whitelam



Favorite all-time book:  it's trite, but true:  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Favorite children's book:  The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Edwards.

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