Jeannine Cook greets everyone personally when they walk through the doors of Harriett's Bookshop, because Cook says community is built on personal connections.
A teacher, an author and an activist, Cook decided now was the time — given the current political climate and growing racial tensions — a bookshop focused on strengthening connections was needed.
"We get to go where others are afraid to go. We can't call ourselves Harrietts and be scared. And the reception has been amazing," she added.