About Us

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 has monthly gatherings including a book club, stitch & bitch, and children storytimes; our revolving art show changes bi-monthly with an evening reception welcoming the artist.  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 last couple months on our bookstore:  Inside the Book Industry's Battle to Stay Afloat During the COVID-19 Crisis 

In addition to managing Cabot Street Books since November 2016, Meg has been working in the book industry for 13 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 has 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.