Hi! I'm Natalie Sanford, the owner of Bound Booksellers & Gifts! I've spent the past seventeen years sharing my love for books, reading, imagination, and creative play with my four children. Now, I'm excited to share that love with your family! Inspired by Mr. Fred Rogers, I've curated a space for children to experience childhood similarly—reading, playing, creating, and taking adventures. I love my work; Bound is a place where kids can feel free to play, read, and explore while parents breathe in a sense of nostalgia and peace. Won't you be our neighbor?

Natalie's favorite reads: anything by Kobi Yamada and Marianne Richmond. I love discovering local authors too!


Hi! I'm Amanda McCrina. I've been at Bound since I moved to Franklin from the Atlanta area in 2019. I love helping to curate our YA and adult selections. I also work behind the scenes on maintaining the website and designing Bound's graphics and promotional material. In my spare time, I write YA historical novels about WWII and the Cold War.

Amanda's favorite reads: Ernest Hemingway, Randall Munroe, Ruta Sepetys, Brigid Kemmerer