Naomi Chamblin is the co-owner of Napa Bookmine, an independent bookstore, that opened at Oxbow Public Market in 2016. Bookmine has a location in downtown Napa and just opened their third outlet in St. Helena this past fall.
Naomi grew up surrounded by books- since 1976 her father has owned two used bookstores in Florida called Chamblin Bookmine. She thought she might start a book swap in her garage, but aided by 15,000 books from her father’s inventory and a vigorous go-fund me type campaign to bring the books to Napa, she opened a bookstore instead.
“Books remind people to slow down, something we desperately need in this day and age. Oxbow Public Market is a wonderful meeting place for locals, and we are thrilled to be a part of it, “says Naomi.
Napa Bookmine at Oxbow Public Market offers a selection of travel, wine, art and design, as well as lifestyle books and periodicals. They also feature an expanded children’s section, and offer a selection of vintage and collectible culinary-focused books. In addition, they carry a focused array of magazine titles and present author readings and book-signings on a regular basis.
Every public market needs a great, community bookseller and Napa Bookmine certainly fits that bill.