The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop

Welcome to The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop

A touch of whimsy brought to the heart of historic, downtown Niwot by Carissa Mina and Jerilyn Patterson, together with 20 years of experience in the children’s writing and illustrating world and a fervent passion for fostering community.

Nice to meet you!

Jerilyn Patterson
Jerilyn Patterson
Co-founder
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
Co-founder
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!
Jayme Schneider
Office Manager
I am passionate about language and the power of words. I majored in French Language & Literature in college and am currently studying German. Learning foreign languages is near and dear to my heart. As for books, I love classics and historical fiction.
Alison Cave
Lead Bookseller & Youth Advisory Coordinator
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
Bookseller
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!

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