Karin Broadhurst

Karin's Barefoot Story

Visit my holiday Barefoot Bookstore at the Boston Bazaar, 171 Newbury St. Boston until the end of 2017!

In the spring of 2016, I became a single, foster-adoptive mom to a beautiful, biracial, 4-yr old boy! As a result, two things happened: first, I lost my job because my employers would no longer allow me the flexibility to work from home, which I had counted on to be able to care for his special needs. Also, finding diverse books for my new son became one of my favorite and most important pastimes! We love our story time and I wanted us to share books that not only include people who look like him, but also to expose him to kids of all different backgrounds and abilities. I saw a post in a moms’ group about Barefoot Books, and I was so excited I signed up right away! 


I love selling Barefoot Books! It feels great to work for a local, women-owned company with a business model that supports women entrepreneurs. (You don't have to be a woman to sell Barefoot Books though!) I love doing school book fairs/fundraisers and community events. And I love selling beautifully-illustrated books from around the world with themes that are important to me, like empathy, diversity and inclusivity.



Before Barefoot I worked in nonprofit management, marketing & sales, sponsorship & membership. Being a Barefoot Ambassador is not that different, but it’s a lot more fun!



Please contact me to find out about sales and specials before you buy! Or ask me about book fairs or fundraisers for your organization. Or if you would like to host a party. Or if you are wondering what being a Barefoot Ambassador is all about. Whatever your questions, I am happy to help.


(If you are a member of the MA Teachers’ Association, please send me your book list and your name, school, address, phone number and email. I will get back to you with your discounted pricing, pick up or delivery options, and to request payment.)

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