Origins Continued...

Richard Sanborn and Calista Sullivan bought the Tin Can Mailman from Will in 1994. Former librarians from southern California, Richard and Calista brought their love and knowledge of books to Arcata. They reinvigorated the store with a historical landmark renovation grant from the city.  Five years later, Richard and Calista sold the Tin Can book store to "Wa," who worked for Will the last year of his ownership, and continued as store manager with Richard.  Wa is a native of Cambodia and grew up with her family in Orange County. She escaped to Humboldt and has found a home amongst the shelves.  She is grateful for the continued support from the local community which has allowed this small business to flourish.

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