Welcome to The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop

The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop brings a touch of whimsy to the heart of historic downtown Niwot, Colorado. With 20 years of experience in the children’s writing and illustrating world, Carissa Mina and Jerilyn Patterson combine their fiery passion for children’s books and their love of fostering community to create a truly magical small-town bookstore experience. Scroll down to read more about Carissa, Jerilyn, and the TWJ team!
The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop

Nice to meet you!

Jerilyn Patterson
Jerilyn Patterson
I spent childhood summers getting carried away to magical lands through books. Now, as a bookstore owner, parent, and writer, I love nothing more than sharing that magic with my community.
Carissa Mina
Carissa Mina
As a writer and avid reader, I am passionate about the power of books. For fifteen years, I have dreamt of sharing this passion in the form of a magical bookshop. That dream has finally come to fruition. I’m excited to share it with you!
Alison Cave
Store Manager
I'm a lifelong lover of books, currently living my dream of wandering around a small-town bookshop, gushing about my favorites, and helping people find their own.
Hannah Stewart
Public Relations
I've always loved that books can be both grounding and inspirational, fun and informative. Books have immense creative power, and I'm so excited to be part of the TWJ team!
Heidi Dunkin
Bookseller/ Window Display Designer
I believe stories weave together the tapestry of the human experience. They help us learn, grow, and heal as we come to understand the world around us.
Louise Campbell
Asst. Book Fair Coordinator
As a young girl, my toy pram did not contain dolls, but was instead full of books. This love for reading continued into adulthood when I became an elementary and middle-school educator. I am thrilled to continue connecting young people with books at TWJ!

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