At a time when many book lovers are mourning the banning of books and fighting to retain them, there is one person in particular who has fought to preserve ALL books. Tasha Bushnell of Hyde Brothers Booksellers in Ft. Wayne, Indiana treated every book that passed through her store as a treasure to cherish. Not only did she choose to support authors of the past, but she also chose to support current authors within her community.
With her passing, I feel a great loss both personally as well as for the community. Tasha constantly strove to provide the best selection of books for each individual, even during covid. But her customers will most likely remember her illuminating smile that welcomed them whenever they entered her store.
This is why I am thrilled that Tasha's loving family has chosen to continue to carry the torch of passion she had for the bookstore, and keep the fire it lit in others to experience the joy of reading.