With the support of my family, I opened Mind Chimes Bookshop in the fall of 2019.  This was a natural extension of my life-long love of reading and creative writing, and of my desire to bring a bookstore back to our northern Wisconsin communities.  I feel strongly that bookstores and libraries are essential in small communities; they serve as portals through which residents can be informed and inspired by the intellect, imagination, and experience of others in the world.  I am thrilled to be developing Mind Chimes Bookshop during a resurgence of independent bookstores in our country.  I have already learned much from other bookstores regionally and nationally, and plan to stay involved with those associations in order to develop Mind Chimes to its maximum potential.  Professionally, opening a bookstore has represented a significant change in my life.  My first career choice and formal training was in pediatric medicine.  I’ve worked as a private-practice pediatrician and teacher of anatomy and physiology.  I’ve also spent many years independently studying nutrition and prevention of chronic health disorders.  I look forward to developing a strong selection of books on health and wellness, and will be glad to make a recommendation.

Thank you for your interest in Mind Chimes Bookshop.  I’m grateful to be developing the bookshop in Three Lakes, and I welcome your input.

Take care,

Laura