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. 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


Hi! I’m Keagan, and I’ve been obsessed with books since I was born, thanks to my mom reading me a plethora of picture books and made up stories. Since then I’ve grown to love books for all ages, and seem to be happily stuck in the Young Adult genre. I have been reading and writing for the past 8 years, and have journeyed in and out of countless genres of books in that time. But the ones I always seem to come back to are Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Graphic Novels! I am so excited to share the magical and beautiful world of books with all the amazing people that come in to Bound!

Keagan's favorite reads: Marissa Meyer, John Green, Tricia Levenseller, Veronica Roth, Katharine McGee