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UNSUITABLE #23: From Biology to Books: An Unexpected Journey

With Stephanie Stegemoller & Caitlynne Garland
January 23rd, 2019
12:00 PM


Wednesday, January 23, 2019
12 pm - 1 pm

The MicroWorlds Lab
101 Classroom Building
Duke's East Campus Quad

A light lunch will be served.

The founders of Dog-Eared Books met while getting their Bachelor's degree in Biology of all things. Caitlynne, a shy, reticent person, picked an empty table in Genetics lab. Stephanie, gregarious and outgoing, picked the same table, began talking, and the two have been fast friends ever since. Stephanie and Caitlynne will share the story of their journey from school to bookstores, how they created a mission to ensure that every person who wants to read has the ability to do so, and what they've learned about the big business of bookselling along the way.

Dog-Eared Books was founded in August of 2016 on an equal love of books and dogs. Because the owners believe that no child should want for a book and be restricted due to financial constraints, all of the books sold in the Dog-Eared Books' store are $1 and range in a variety of subject matters. They also donate books to the Methodist Home for Children. More information about Dog-Eared Books can be found on their Facebook page.


Co-sponsors include the Humanities Unbounded MicroWorlds Lab, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Department of African & African American Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and the Department of History at Duke University.