Meet the Team

Susan Murphy

Owner and Chief Curator

Susan was born and raised in metro Detroit. She earned a BS in Computer Science from Oakland University, a MBA from Northwestern and a MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) from Wayne State University. Susan chose to open Pages Bookshop in Detroit’s historic Grandmont Rosedale primarily to reach out children of all ages and help encourage them to read. Research has demonstrated that children who learn to enjoy reading become better writers and communicators. She loves talking with customers, learning what books they’re reading and offering suggestions. Once she knows her regular customers, Susan takes the time to order books she believes they’ll like for their review. In her spare time, Susan enjoys reading, exploring different neighborhoods in Detroit and traveling, both domestically and internationally.


Ciera Miller


Ciera was born and raised in Detroit, Mi and love exploring the city.  When she's not finding new coffee shops or touring museums, Ciera is earning her BA in political science, being coerced into going outside by her dogs, and buying way more books than she actually needs. 




Evan Paddock


Evan Paddock was born and raised in metro Detroit. He has worked in bookstores for many years, and is thrilled to join Pages. When he's not reading or writing, he likes to watch boring movies and wander around Belle Isle.


Abby Rubin

Children's Curator

Hailing from Cleveland, Abby has happily been calling Detroit home since 2014. She earned her BA in organizational studies at the University of Michigan and her MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) from Wayne State University. She is also a youth and teen librarian at Westland Public Library. When Abby isn't reading books, or reading about books, she spends her time exploring new crafts. In her spare time, she runs an Etsy store where she makes and sell handwoven friendship bracelets and phone cords.



Feline in Residence

In the long-standing tradition of bookshop cats, Pip is a distinguished member. Over her five years, Pip – originally a rescue kitten – has lived with Susan, her daughter, and even Leighton for a while. About one year ago, she moved into the store. A naturally pretty, friendly and curious cat, Pip is an ideal addition to events and she loves meeting new people. She’s so good at it that an attendee recently told Susan, “I don’t even like cats, but I think I like Pip!”