Meet Your Booksellers!
Jason and Katrina Hill have worked together on projects over the last 14 years, including renovating a 1919 general store into a beautiful small family home, turning their yard into a tiki bar and outdoor oasis, hosting an annual southern-inspired Oktoberfest, and raising two kids. By day, Jason is a helicopter mechanic who learned his trade in the Army and now works with Carilion Clinic Life-Guard program. At night, you'll find him playing with his band, Five Dollar Shake. In his spare time ("spare time"), Jason likes to tinker and make, restoring vintage vehicles, building custom bookshelves, and finding the perfect mid-century modern antique for his upstairs basement. Katrina is a veteran middle school teacher and when she's not in the classroom, she's usually got her head in a book. Katrina often has a lot of ideas and Jason figures out how to make it all actually work, so together, they make a great team!
Follow Our Journey!
Getting the ducks in the row. (Check!)
Late Summer/Early Fall 2021:
Visit one of our pop-ups or shop with us online! https://bookshop.org/shop/rainydayreads
If you are local to the Roanoke Valley, you can also check out our IRL Store page. Email rainydayreadsva(at)gmail.com to purchase and arrange local pick-up/delivery.
December 12: Pop-up at Gatewood Rose Holiday Market (Roanoke)
December 19: Pop-up at Intermission Brewery (Richmond)
We are now a full member of ABA (American Booksellers Association).
Check us out in this article in The Roanoker by Georgianne Vecellio
CoHosted our second Rainy Day Readers' Retreat at WAEL In March 2023
Book Club with Crystal Spring Grocery
Pop-ups and other events for readers
Purchase a truck or bus and convert it into a magical bookstore on wheels?
(Maybe? This was once our goal, but I gotta be honest-- we really love the freedom and flexibility that comes with this pop-up life).
Find a location to set up a small permanent*ish store for folks to shop in person
A pop-up bookstore is the perfect addition to any kind of event or party!
Interested in having us at your event?
Send an email to rainydayreadsva(at)gmail.com with some details!
While we do not have a brick-and-mortar store, our home base is in Salem, Virginia.