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.