Shirin Shamsi, Community Bookseller
I began sharing Barefoot Books in 2011. I had no idea about running my own business, all I knew was that I simply had to share these books with the world. Getting these books into children’s hands is like giving a treasure that will bring great joy and enhance their understanding of their world. Children raised on these unique books will grow up with compassionate hearts, empathy for all and a love and respect for their world. I feel an urgency to share these books, for the benefit of future generations. To me, this is not simply a business, but a mission to nurture a better world: one book at a time, one child at a time.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela