Check out Unfaithful by Natalie Barelli
After years of selflessly serving others as a perfect wife, mom, and professor, Anna is passed over for a promotion and discovers her husband’s affair on the same day. When Anna’s star pupil, Alex, threatens to publish his research without crediting her as co-author and then kills himself, Anna realizes what she has to do to get her perfect happy life back on track. But once she becomes the lead suspect in a murder investigation, Anna must learn the truth about her perfect life before more people die.
I could not put down Unfaithful. The series of twists had me on my toes, and I had no idea who to trust until the final chapter. I also enjoyed the perspective of a female academic and how Barelli tied in the realistic trials and tribulations of dealing with a predominantly male field.
I would recommend Unfaithful to adult readers who enjoy unreliable narrators, moral ambiguity, and a good mystery. I also recommend Unfaithful (and many other psychological thrillers) to anyone who needs a bit of a confidence boost—your life may be full of problems, but at least you are 100% sure you haven’t killed your husband. Readers may want to be aware that Unfaithful contains depictions of suicidal behaviors, violence, sexual assault, and alcohol abuse.
Special Thanks to Libro.fm for allowing me to listen to a free copy of Unfaithful.
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We can hardly believe that we are coming to the end of our first year in Downtown Lafayette! This community has welcomed Beausoleil Books with open arms, and has given us a lot to celebrate. So October 19-24 will be filled with fun anniversary week events.
First up, LIMITED EDITION STICKERS!
These stickers were designed for us by Louisiana native Shea Pitre. These stickers will not be on sale. They will only be given to customers for every $60 spent in the bookstore and while supplies last.
Next up, Beausoleil Book’s first annual Bookmark Design Contest!
Entry forms can be downloaded here from our website, and anyone can enter. The design theme is
“Books Are Magic.”
Submit digital entries on the Beausoleil Book website, or drop off your physical entries in the shop. The winner will receive a $30 gift card and their design will be printed on an actual bookmark that will be sold in store until next year’s contest.
Tuesday October 19
Beginning the Conversation
This Month's Topic: Embodiment - What it means to be in our bodies, love our bodies, and heal them, even when we dislike our body.
Becca Bowers is a mental health professional who is passionate about combining mind, body, and spirit in her work. She successfully works with people to overcome trauma through the use of talk therapy and body work. Embodiment practices can be done in small, gentle ways, or big and assertive ways. She works with each person, whether it be in groups, or individuals, to teach how they can connect back to their bodies and heal what their soul longs to be free of.
Saturday October 23
Book du Mois
The festivities will begin at 11:30 with our monthly Book du Mois meeting in The Whisper Room. We will be discussing The Second Life of Mirielle West by Amanda Skenandore. Set during the 1920s, The Second Life of Mirielle West is inspired by the true story of the Louisiana Leper Home, an institution used to quarantine patients until it closed in 1999. Mirielle West is a mother and socialite in Los Angeles who is diagnosed with leprosy and exiled to rural Louisiana for treatment. Due to the social stigmas surrounding leprosy, patients at the institution are encouraged to take on a new identity, which causes quite a bit of turmoil for Mirielle. Perfect for fans of Ellen Marie Wiseman, Skenandore's novels explore the experiences of marginalized people from America's recent past.
To make this meeting extra-special, Elizabeth Schexnyder, curator of The National Hansen's Disease Museum in Carville, Louisiana, will be joining us via Zoom to give us an insider’s look at life at Carville. RSVP to get email reminders, and support Beausoleil Books by purchasing in store or through our affiliates Bookshop and Libro.fm.
Then Saturday at 7pm, Trivia is back by popular demand!
Literary and pop culture trivia in The Whisper Room. $5 per team to play, maximum of 4 people on a team. We will be voting on best and worst team names. RSVP via Eventbrite to ensure your team’s spot. Come dressed as your favorite literary theme, character, or author and stick around for the anniversary after party!
Sunday October 24
We will round off our anniversary celebration by getting into the holiday spirit with local author Angelle Terrell reading and signing her newest book, How to Decorate a Cypress Tree. Angelle will have fun activities for the kids and it should be a Storytime to remember! RSVP to get email reminders, and support Beausoleil Books by purchasing in store or through our affiliate Bookshop.
Finally, keep an eye on Beausoleil Books’ Instagram for giveaways for the adults and kids! Hope to see everyone stopping by the store this month to celebrate the ups and downs that this past year has brought.
Malinda Lo returns with her most personal and ambitious novel yet, a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco’s Chinatown during the 1950s.
“That book. It was about two women, and they fell in love with each other…Have you ever heard of such a thing?” Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.
I was immediately drawn to this book when I saw the beautiful cover! And then I realized that there were two women in the corner of the cover as well as a review that read, "this book is for anyone who has ever loved--in any sense of the word." SOLD! Yes, I will gladly dive into an LGBTQ+ read about first loves. Especially young, high-school love.
This book has easily become one of my favorites. Malinda Lo takes you on a wild journey that will have you feeling so many emotions and contemplating so much of your own humanity--your capacity to love. I felt like I was there, in San Francisco in the 1950's hoping and wishing that Lily and Kath could love one another freely, but understanding the consequences and pain that would follow if they got caught. Lo's language was brilliant, and as she told this story, I was learning about the Asian American experience, and even moreso, the experience of an Asian American lesbian in the 50's. Lily's journey of self-discovery and sexual desire was so relatable that it hurt. I finished the 400 page-turning book completely gutted, yet hopeful and proud. I was reminded, through the magic of storytelling, of the power of love, of hurt, of youthful impulsions, and of what the LGBTQ+ community had to endure and had to fight for, for us to be here today. Loving freely.
Stop by the store to chat with Alexis to see more of what she is reading. If you'd like to read Last Night at the Telegraph Club and support Beausoleil Books, use the buttons below to purchase through the Bookshop.org and Libro.fm affiliate programs:
In October . . .
The Second Life of Mirielle West by Amanda Skenandore
Set during the 1920s, The Second Life of Mirielle West is inspired by the true story of the Louisiana Leper Home, an institution used to quarantine patients until it closed in 1999. Mirielle West is a mother and socialite in Los Angeles who is diagnosed with leprosy and exiled to rural Louisiana for treatment. Due to the social stigmas surrounding leprosy, patients at the institution are encouraged to take on a new identity, which causes quite a bit of turmoil for Mirielle. Perfect for fans of Ellen Marie Wiseman, Skenandore's novels explore the experiences of marginalized people from America's recent past.
We will meet in The Whisper Room to discuss The Second Life of Mirielle West on Saturday October 23 at 11:30, and we hope to be joined by author Amanda! RSVP for the meeting, so you can get email reminders, and support Beausoleil Books by purchasing in store or through our affiliates Bookshop and Libro.fm.
CW: Substance Abuse; Death
In November . . .
The Final Girls Support Group by Grady Hendrix
In horror movies, the final girl is the one who's left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious, a victim and a hero. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her?
Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre twenty-two years ago, and it has defined every day of her life since. And she’s not alone. For decades she’s been meeting with five other actual final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, putting their lives back together, piece by piece. That is until one of the women misses a meeting and Lynnette’s worst fears are realized—someone knows about the group and is determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.
But the thing about these final girls is that they have each other now, and that no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife…they will never, ever give up.
We will meet in The Whisper Room to chat about The Final Girls Support Group on Saturday November 20 at 11:30. RSVP for the meeting, so you can get email reminders, and support Beausoleil Books by purchasing in store or through our affiliates Bookshop and Libro.fm.
In December . . .
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive-aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.
Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head, and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job. . . . But the sexual tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.
We will meet in The Whisper Room to discuss The Hating Game on Saturday, December 18 at 11:30. RSVP for the meeting, so you can get email reminders, and support Beausoleil Books by purchasing in store or through our affiliates Bookshop and Libro.fm.
**All In-Person events are contingent on the government-issued mandates related to public health and safety.**
This week, we are so excited to introduce you all to the amazing duo, August Heat. August Heat is made up of talented artists, Kent August and Cookie Salton, and they will be performing Soul, R&B, Jazz, and soft pop from the 60's, 70's, and 80's at Beausoleil Books and the Whisper Room on August 18. This type of soul music is nostalgic and brings us back to a feeling of simplicity and joy. Come enjoy with us!
Growing up in Bristol, Louisiana, under the influence of his uncle, Kent began playing the guitar at age 9. As a teenager, Kent worked with local R&B and top 40 cover bands. A few years later he began touring and recording with local bands such as Buckwheat, Rockin' Sydney, Terrence Simien, Rosie Ledet, Keith Frank, Geno Delafose, Zydeco Force, and Beau Jocque. He has performed at festivals featuring artists such as James Brown, Kool and the Gang, Morris Day and the Time, The Gap Band, and Irma Thomas. Kent has also recorded a jazz CD of his own, JAZZ AT SUNSET, as well as writing and producing a completely original CD with August Heat's Cookie, entitled CLOSER.
Cookie, August Heat's lead vocalist, began singing in the church choir with her father and mother. Throughout the years her voice matured into a powerful and versatile soprano and has touched the hearts of many people. She has shared her vocals with major gospel groups, such as The Five Blind Boys, The Jackson Southerneers, and The Echoes of Heaven. She has also performed R&B and Jazz in cities such as Boston, New Orleans, Atlanta, San Diego, and Washington DC with talents such as The Justice Band, Pizazz, Sometimes Blue, and Freedom Hearts. Cookie was influenced by Aretha Franklin at an early age, and her voice is sure to soothe your soul.
August Heat will be performing at Beausoleil Books and The Whisper Room on Wednesday August 18 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10, and we recommend purchasing ahead using our Eventbrite page.
August’s Book du Mois is Sarah Gailey’s The Echo Wife. Evelyn Caldwell’s husband Nathan has been having an affair — with Evelyn Caldwell. Or, to be exact, with a genetically cloned replica. After a morning that begins with a confrontation and ends with Nathan’s body bleeding out on the kitchen floor, the two Caldwell wives will have to think fast—before sharing everything includes sharing a jail cell. The Echo Wife has been described as a page-turning near-future domestic suspense novel, a chilling read combining the eerie family drama of Shirley Jackson with the propulsive pacing of Ruth Ware.
The Echo Wife is a non-stop thrill ride of lies, betrayal, and identity, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and Killing Eve. We will meet in The Whisper Room to chat about The Echo Wife on Saturday August 28 at 11:30. Readers may like to be warned that this book includes depictions of off-page strangulation, blood & gore, pregnancy & abortion, alcohol, off-page child abuse & domestic violence, cheating, and misogyny.
Support Beausoleil Books by buying a copy of The Echo Wife via our affiliates Bookshop and Libro.fm.
Beausoleil Books will be hosting Denise Gallagher, author of Moonsong, a children's book that releases on October 1st and can be pre-ordered through our website. Moonsong is a brightly illustrated lyrical tale with an old-world feel. You can learn more about Moonsong and the story of Fulki by visiting our website.
Denise will be joining us on October 17 at storytime for a Release Party! This party will be tons of fun for kids ages 4-8 (and the adults too!). Denise will be reading her story to us, signing books, and giving out prizes. You won't want to miss it!
For now, get to know a little more about Denise below.
Where are you from?
I was born the day after Mardi Gras in the heart of New Orleans.
Tell us a little about your body of work. What types of books do you author?
Once upon a time, I was a graphic designer who dreamed of illustrating children’s books. Somewhere along the way, I decided that if I wrote stories to accompany my illustrations, I could create characters and subjects that I enjoyed drawing, and that really challenged me. I rather liked the writing part and began finding inspiration in folktales, animals, and the (often weird) books that I loved as a child. And I never thought I’d say this, but I’m currently working on my first partially illustrated middle grade novel — a magical story about a boy, a bear, and a magical teaspoon.
What was your inspiration for writing Moonsong?
The idea for Moonsong was sparked by my childhood friendships with imaginary animals, wild or otherwise. I’d spend hours with them, having tea, singing made-up songs, and whispering secrets. As I grew, I may have left those friends behind, but I never let go of the creative freedom I felt when I was with them. I am Fulki, the main character of Moonsong. The little girl who rebels against arbitrary rules. Rules that are followed simply because that’s how it has always been, though nobody can remember why. In Moonsong, Fulki’s friend, the Tiger, helps her to bravely challenge those rules, and she ultimately changes the old traditions to the benefit of her village and the world in which she and the Tiger reside.
What has been your favorite thing about process of writing and publishing Moonsong? Moonsong went through many iterations over the years. As its creator, it is fascinating to have seen how the story and art changed and grew along with me as an author and illustrator. I always believed in the story and am immensely proud of the hard work and winding path it took to become a reality. I’m also grateful for the wonderful people I’ve met along the way. Authors and illustrators for children really are a kind and supportive group and I’m lucky to count many new friends among them.
How have your life experiences shaped your body of work?
Literature and art are an escape for me—a way to leave reality behind and to live inside of my head for a while, or a way to peer inside the head of other creatives. Often snippets of these escapes find their way into my writing or drawing. Other times, I’m inspired to create by a word or two of poetry, a stanza of music, a glimpse of nature, or a seemingly mundane moment. These are the bits of my life that come together to shape every creative thing that I do.
When you aren’t writing and promoting your books, what do you love to do?
I love to while away the hours curled up with a cup of tea and my sketchbook or a really good book. I also enjoy vibrant conversations over coffee with my husband. And when attending a live concert, my heart will soar, particularly when my son is performing on his violin. And then there are the times when I venture out to commune with nature—hiking, kayaking, and greeting the flora and fauna along the way.
We have seen you in our store several times and love having you here. What do you most love about Beausoleil Books?
The first time I visited Beausoleil Books was with a friend on a rainy Friday afternoon. It was a welcome, warm, and cozy respite—a place to be still, surrounded by art and literature, and the sound of friends quietly chatting together. Lafayette is fortunate to have a bookseller who cares about its local authors, artists, and readers. Beausoleil Books has become one of my very favorite creative places.
What are you most excited about for the future?
Now that the hard work of writing and illustrating Moonsong is complete, I’m excited for the fun part —reading to children; meeting readers, families, and teachers; and discussing art and literature with friends old and new. I’m also looking forward to really diving into the work of polishing the text and creating the illustrations for my upcoming middle grade novel.
What’s your favorite place to eat downtown?
We are so lucky to have such a wide variety of deliciousness in Downtown Lafayette! How can I choose just one? That being said, I’d never turn down a lunch date at Pop’s, dinner at Tsunami, or a stop at Johnson’s Boucaniere!
What books are on your nightstand right now?
I keep a special stack of my very most favorite books nearby. The stack includes: The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo, The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, and The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, to name just a few. I’m very proud of my growing library, though, as I just can’t seem to stop buying books!
What was your favorite book as a child?
I still have my dilapidated copy of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice written by Barbara Hazen and illustrated by Tomi Ungerer. It is deliciously weird, with eyeballs in jars, tentacles emerging from vats, and random creatures peering from the shadows. I remember poring over it, finding every odd and creepy bit, and wanting to climb the castle stairs along the river Rhine with Humboldt the apprentice, or to disappear in a puff of pale blue powder along with the Sorcerer himself.
Any advice to parents trying to encourage their young ones to be lifelong readers?
One of the things I hold dear is the belief that books are the first works of art and literature that children are exposed to. There are some devastatingly beautiful books out there that are truly works of art. I encourage parents to choose books that speak to them as well as to their children and read to them often. Some of my most cherished memories are of sharing my favorite books with my own children. We even read novels together as a nightly ritual long after they could read themselves. Visit the bookstore or library often and let your children choose. There is no “wrong” book for a budding reader. As long as they are reading something that they enjoy, they will grow to love reading for the simple pleasure of doing so.
Anything else you want to say about yourself, your role at Beausoleil, or about Acadiana/Lafayette?
I’d like to thank Beausoleil Books for championing local authors and artists like myself. Your help in spreading the word about the wonderful work that is being created right here in Acadiana means so very much to me. I’d also like to thank the people of Acadiana for supporting local artists and creatives. It is always heartwarming to see all of the friendly faces at events and to hear the uplifting comments from my community. You have given me the courage and inspiration to continue to create and to be my true creative self. For that, I thank you!
Gail Carriger describes The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klun as a breakout contemporary fantasy that’s “1984 meets the Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Dougas Adams thrown in,” and we wholeheartedly agree. Although I also couldn't help but imagine Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.
Our main character, Linus, leads a quiet solitary life in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. He maintains a strict routine. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. After years of following the rules and regulations to the letter, Extremely Upper Management orders him to the highly classified Island of Marsyas to evaluate the living arrangements of six of the most “dangerous” children: a female gnome, a wood sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the most adorable Antichrist you’ve ever met.
After spending month getting to know the children and their caretaker, Linus learns not to judge a magical creature by its appearance or abilities, that what makes us different is also what makes us strong, and that a home is made up of more than just walls and roof. With his evaluation coming to an end, will Linus choose to destroy a home or defy his precious rules and regulations?
We will be meeting in The Whisper Room to discuss The House in the Cerulean Sea on Saturday July 31 at 11:30. Readers may like to be warned that this book includes off-page domestic abuse and family separation.
Support Beausoleil Books by buying a copy of The House in the Cerulean Sea via our affiliates Bookshop and Libro.fm. Pair you read with our customized Jules and Esther Candle du Mois – scents of salt air, seaweed, myrtle, vanilla, lavender, lemon & tobacco all combined to create the “Cliffhanger.” Come into the store and purchase a candle along with the book to get 20% off!
I was looking for an easy read last month when I was sick, and since I love Emily Henry, I was stoked to pick up People We Meet on Vacation. I figured since I wasn’t feeling well, it would be a light read that I could put down when my head inevitably began pounding like it had all day.
I was wrong. I could not put it down. Even when my head was screaming at me to take a nap, I pushed through because I could not get enough of Alex and Poppy.
I have many book boyfriends, but there are only a select few that I hold in high regard. Alex is definitely one of them. I am a sucker for an uptight, brainy man in khakis that cannot handle chaos and must have everything in order. I’m even more of a sucker for him if he can get a little messy for the person he loves.
People We Meet on Vacation is a friends to lovers romance that spans several summers. Poppy and Alex meet in college though they are from the same area many miles away. Poppy is carefree, wild, eccentric, and tough. Alex is careful, calm, stable, and warm. Their friendship is unlikely but it started on a fateful road trip after their first year of college. It began a yearly tradition of vacations and a strong bond that could not be broken.
Until it was.
Until one vacation changed everything between them and ruined their special connection.
Two years pass and Poppy is in a rut. She has a fantastic job doing something she loves, but she’s unsettled. Unhappy. She realizes the last time she was truly happy was when she was on vacation with Alex. Much to her surprise, when she asks him if he wanted to vacate like old times, he agrees.
The trip begins with tension from unspoken words that were long overdue. Poppy’s goal is to make their friendship right, but even as she does it, there’s something looming so heavily above them that every attempt fails.
Told in an alternating timeline, visiting several past summers, PWMOV stole my heart almost immediately. Henry’s writing is so purposeful that every moment shared between Alex and Poppy made my heart squeeze. I love romance, I love kissing and physical intimacy, but what I loved most in this book was the emotional intimacy between Alex and Poppy. Every hug, nudge of acknowledgement, or long-lasting stare took my heart and shot it to the moon. There was something so familiar about their relationship that kept me pushing through my headache to get to the last page.
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Today's blog is dedicated to our remarkable manager, Alexis Lemoine. Alexis manages Beausoleil Books and The Whisper Room full time, so if you stop by then you are likely to see her mixing cocktails or creating beautiful book displays. We asked her a few questions so we could get to know her a bit better:
What has been your favorite thing about process of opening the store?
I have loved so many parts of the store, but I’d have to say my favorite thing is the creative process and being a part of the community. To be specific, I love the opportunities for growth that I gain from this job. I’m always being challenged to push myself to do things I have always dreamt of, but felt I was too fearful or not good enough to do them. Now, I just do it and then reflect back and feel incredibly proud of myself and fulfilled from these experiences. I’ve really enjoyed sharing what I love about literature with people as well as the creative process behind making this business an enjoyable space and a “destination spot” for the community. It gives me a deep satisfaction to be a part of the community in this way where I can give the people of Lafayette a really great experience and safe space to be themselves, as well as paying attention to the details of every aspect. From the books we curate, the ingredients in each cocktail, how we treat others, down to taking pride in keeping a clean and happy home.
What are you most excited about for the store’s future?
I am most excited to see how we evolve as a business and as a part of the community. I hope to see us continue to be a space for writers and other creatives to come and share their work and art. I look forward to seeing the people here, enjoying themselves, and embracing one another — maybe even having hard conversations that lead to personal growth and expansion. I hope that we can play a role in the growth and development of Louisiana culture & shine light on the importance of healing, love, support, and staying woke! I am excited for how we can help educate others, and continue to learn. I am currently most excited for our Pride Event because we will be celebrating what it means to be a part of and in support of the LGBTQ+ community. We’re not just throwing a big party (although, get ready because it’s going to be LIT), but we want to make it known that we are a safe haven for anyone who feels shame for being who they are. I’m eager knowing that we are here and we are okay with having the tough conversations that will hopefully, ultimately lead to growth, healing, and positive change.
Are you excited about any particular artist whose work is in the store?
I really enjoy Rachel Perry’s work because it’s so thoughtful, and perfectly captures Cajun culture. I love how clean her art looks, and all of the beautiful colors that she implements. It just pops and is a perfect depiction of our gorgeous landscape.
Which upcoming book releases are you most anticipating?
My own *winks* and Ocean Vuong’s novel that I’d like to think he’s working on. I am obsessed with him. I will always be in awe of his brilliance, compassion, and poetic storytelling.
What’s your favorite place to eat downtown?
Scratch Kitchen. Hands down the BEST food in Lafayette.
What, in your opinion, makes Beausoleil Books a unique place for guests compared to big box stores?
Beausoleil Books is unique because there’s this sense of freedom that I get from being here. With this refreshing sense of freedom, it makes all the difference in how we are able to run our business. I think that makes your experience here, as a guest, more personal and inviting. We also host so many options. You have the ability to make this a great place for your family to come and visit - bring the kids to pick out books, drink coffee, and sit and enjoy a relaxing moment in your cozy local bookstore. Then you also have the option to enjoy a nice lounge bar with craft cocktails, hand-picked wines, and charcuterie boards. I’d say that our entire business caters to a variety of people while retaining a personal touch and that’s what makes it so special. We also host many events such as poetry night, ArtWalk, book signings & lectures, book club meetings, knitting club meetings, a meeting of moms who get together to support each other through motherhood, and much more. I think this is what really allows us to stand out and cater to readers, writers, creatives, mental health advocates, and much more. Also, we are the only bookstore/bar in the state — which is very cool.
When you aren’t working on Beausoleil-related things, what do you love to do?
When I’m not here at work, you will find me eating dinner and out dancing with friends, on a camping trip or some type of adventure, or curled up on my couch with my roommate's dog watching Brene’ Brown or BroadCity. I really love to be surrounded by my friends and family, cooking or having really deep conversations. Those moments mean the most to me.
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