Hello and welcome to Books & Beets!

My name is Erica, and I’m a school librarian with a passion for healthy living, social justice, and community development.

I’ve spent the better part of the last decade working in and around libraries. I’ve been a page, a summer program director, an early literacy tutor — and now I work as a library media specialist at an independent school for girls. I love this job, and I truly couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

When I’m not busy working, I love to spend time hiking, cooking, exploring, doing yoga, making music, and snuggling with my adorable cat named Alton. I also love books and strive to read widely and often — though I always find myself returning to old favourites, like Heather O’Neill, Miriam Toews, J.K. Rowling, and Joan Didion.

This blog is still a work in progress, but it’s likely to include everything from book reviews to recipe ideas to general musings on life, librarianship, and living simply. I hope you enjoy following along!

Happy reading,