Categories: Corner of Change

Corner of Change: Jane Estes

Jane is the founder, along with 9 other co-founders, of Lark & Owl Booksellers. The seeds for the bookstore were sown during the 5 years she spent organizing author events in people's homes here in Georgetown. She interviewed many authors over the years and as the audience grew, realized that Georgetown residents were hungry for an independent bookstore. 
As general manager, she is one of three managing partners of the daily operations of the bookstore. She's served on several regional and state arts advocacy boards, including a founding board member and past president of Georgetown Art Works, chair of the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board, as well as board member of Texans for the Arts—a statewide board which focuses on keeping the arts well-funded. She was a columnist with the WilCo Sun for 9 years and owned her own businesses over the last 20 years, including a yoga business and a virtual assistant services company.
When she is not working at Lark & Owl, spends time with her sweet husband,  three young adult charming daughters, a Great Pyrenees/St. Bernard mix who weighs more than your average teenager, a marmalade cat and a small Schnauzer/Maltese mix dog who they suspect ran away from the circus.
Her favorite books are Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, Anxious People and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, both by Fredrik Backman, Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher, Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (she thinks this book is nearly perfect), This is How by Augusten Burroughs, anything by Anne Lamott, Glennon Doyle, Brenè Brown, Katherine Center, Diana Gabaldon, or Marisa de los Santos. She loves books that make her think, laugh or swoon—or all three!
One of her proudest personal moments occurred when she got to interview my childhood heroes Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue in June of 2020.