About Us

barbaraBarbara Galvin

Two Sisters Bookery is owned and operated by Barbara H. Galvin. Barbara purchased the store in October of 2011 and brings with her a wealth of experience with nearly 15 years in bookstore management and over 30 years in management and sales. Barbara is a long time resident of North Carolina. She originally hails from Upstate New York, but has always had an affinity for the Cape Fear region. Even before her days at UNCW (Go Seahawks!) she enjoyed summers at the beach with her husband and children and even lived in Carolina Beach for a time after college. Barbara has been known to pick a mean banjo and is an avid reader, of course. In her off-time she loves spending time with family, friends, and especially with her six grandchildren.  Look for book reviews by Barbara on the Reviews page.

When you visit Two Sisters Bookery you will experience the comfortable feel you get from an independent book store with warm decor and a selection of books from regional and local authors.  Barbara, Brenda and Susan will offer up reading suggestions and Katie will look you over from her perch.  We invite to join us on Saturdays for any or all of our Saturday Series “Meet The Author” for book signings and refreshments.

Remember…”There is no App to replace your lap, read to your child”.


  • SIBA – Southern Independent Booksellers Association
  • ABA – American Book Association
  • DBA – Downtown Business Alliance
  • Cotton Exchange Merchants Association

Your locally owned independent book store since 1977