Copper Dog Books offers a quality selection of a wide range of book, book-related products, gifts, and cards with stellar customer service in downtown Beverly, MA, a beautiful ocean-side community. Working as a dedicated community partner and creating a destination of discovery for our customers, the store expanded into the storefront next door in summer 2020. The additional space will provide a safer shopping experience in the current times and enable for bigger audiences for author events when we’re allowed to be back together again. The owners, Meg Wasmer and Julie Karaganis, are Beverly residents who are devoted to books and committed to serving our customers.
Meg and Julie were so excited to talk to Esquire about the impact of the pandemic on our bookstore: Inside the Book Industry's Battle to Stay Afloat During the COVID-19 Crisis. We also got some love from Tiny Trips in their article about New England independent bookstores.
In addition to managing Cabot Street Books since November 2016, Meg has been working in the book industry for 14 years. Her first day at Borders Books in Peabody was the release of the last Harry Potter book and the magic and chaos of that night made her want to sell books forever. She has become deeply invested in the industry, by attending author dinners and industry conferences, taking advantage of educational opportunities, and serving on the Advisory Council for the regional bookselling association NEIBA. Meg has developed strong relationships with publishers and authors, which will help bring better books and events to Beverly.
Julie had been selling books at Cabot Street Books for 2 years. This is her third time around in her working career as a bookseller. She was at Borders Peabody while in college and then again after leaving the corporate world of management consulting. She got her MBA and taught business classes at Endicott College. No matter when or where she was, she always was a voracious reader, finishing 4-5 books a week. Combining her business knowledge with her love of books has been an incredible experience.