“Around the Bookstores Tour” Enchanted Passage Sutton MA

Jul072017

Come meet Gina and Bree when they drop by to sign stock

From 1:00 pm until 1:30 pm

At Enchanted Passage

145 Armsby Rd., Sutton MA 01590

Kim Cake / (508) 841-5437

The Enchanted Passage Story...  My name is Sandy Loomis and I have been a successful business executive/administrator in various non-profit organizations for the past 20 years. My daughter, Kimberly Cake, was a successful business owner for years prior to embarking on her career as a teacher and administrator. Together we have been working with children and families for more than 30 years and recognize the serious level of illiteracy in our youth today.  We have seen the impact that reading can have on children, and we feel compelled to do our part to help reduce illiteracy, thus we decided to make a dream come true by combining our business expertise, passion for helping children and our own love of reading to open this unique children's bookstore.  So why now? A significant number of life events occurred over the past 24 months making this just the right time for pursuing our dream; the loss of both of my parents  and the birth of Kimberly’s beautiful micro-preemie baby girl, Kristiana, who was born at 24 weeks weighing just over 1 lb .  In their names, the dream of Enchanted Passage came to life, and helped us to bring an awareness of an important community nee d.

When we were still in college together back in the 1970’s, Gina began to write, I began working in bookstores as a bookseller. Over the years, as we raised our kids, I became a publisher sales representative, then sales director, bookstore co-owner (with Gina), then VP of sales for a major publisher. Kids all grown, I left the corporate world, and became a literary agent. Gina has published over thirty books, I’ve lost count on the number of books I have sold and represented. Of all the works we have been associated, nothing makes us more proud than the collaboration with our daughter, Bree.

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