Over the Moon is an independent community bookstore and artisan gallery, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are a sister-owned business. Anne's lifelong dream has been to own her own bookstore. Laura has been an art collector for years, and loves nothing better than to read, unless she's laughing with her sister. Over the Moon brings together the books, art, and laughter that Anne & Laura have always enjoyed.
We've filled our store with wonderfully good reads as well as art and artisan crafts from local and not-so-local artists. You'll find beautiful jewelry, stained glass, mouth-blown glassware, pottery, hand-turned bowls, paintings, photography and hand-made clocks. The store itself is a work of art; local woodworker Fred Dodson designed and built our bookstore fixtures and desk. We're delighted to share this beautiful space with you.
Anne knew by the time she was 12 that she wanted to be in the book business. Between then and now, she has worked for a distributor of literary remainders, done a stint in publishing in New York, managed two bookstores (and worked in lots of others), been a teacher, and read a ton of books. She and her husband, Kim Kepchar, live with their two children in Crozet. She is delighted to live and work in such a warm and vibrant community.
Laura has done a lot of cool things in her life so far. She's been a Pediatric Nurse, a mediator, a Nia teacher, a certified Life Coach, a professional baker, and a stay-at-home mom. She's happiest when traveling, and she's been collecting and appreciating art from around the world for decades. Laura is an avid reader - often reading 4-5 books a week. She's loving having a job where that's a requirement! Combining her inclination to read with a deep appreciation for fine artisan work is a labor of love. Laura is also delighted that at Over the Moon, local artists and authors have a place to showcase their work, and to support the local economy.