Emily Creech, joined in 2014 to greet you with a smile!


​​​​​Director of Community Engagement & Outreach

Dedric Davis, joined in 2015 to develop​ relationships with new customers & converts​ them into raving fans & bookstore evangelists!

​​Josette Marie Quinata, joined in 2015 to manage TBIB events and assist in organizing community activities.

​​​​Director of  Event Management & Communal Coordination

​​​Director of Media Services

​​​​​​​​​Director of Customer Relations (The Face at the Front)

H. Wolfgang Porter, joined in 2014 to assist with photography, video recording and other media services.

A Member of the American Booksellers Association

Cherie LaGuerre joined TBIB in 2014 to assist with e-commerce, web content, design or anything she can get her hands on!

​​​​​​​​​Director of  Design and E-Commerce

Debra Caudle buys, sells, reads, reviews, recommends, KNOWS books -- and she bakes!

​​The Owner

In the heart of Blytheville, Arkansas, we follow our routine: open shop, drink a little coffee, and meet you with a warm smile!


"Welcome to That Bookstore!" greets every new (or regular) customer who enters our door.

Folks are surprised to learn how many famous people visit this homey bookstore. It's a sure find, a favorite of countless readers, and loved by even more.

We are That Bookstore In Blytheville.

Mary Gay Shipley opened That Bookstore in 1977. After creating this brand and grooming new authors (John Grisham, most notably) for over 30 years, she supports this evolving tradition.

​​​​Trusted Advisor

​Chris Crawley, MBA, MSM, a Blythevillian with 30+ years experience in marketing & sales management has returned home to grow and expand his favorite bookstore.