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.

Erin Gold

Event Manager
and A-Lil-Bit-Of-Everything Curator 

Originally from Ann Arbor, Erin has lived all around the world but is thankful to now call Detroit home. She has a BA in International Relations, but since graduating from Dickinson College, Erin has done in her own words "a little bit of a lot of things." Similar to her reading choices, Erin has let her interests lead her from job to the next and she couldn't be happier that she found her way to Pages. She loves interacting with customers, meeting new authors, and thinking up inventive ways the bookshop can collaborate with other Detroit artists and organizations. When she is not in the bookshop or reading, Erin can be found working as a freelance writer, going to a variety of Detroit based events, or traveling abroad. 

Abby Rubin

Pop Culture Curator

Hailing from Cleveland, Abby has happily been a Detroiter for the past three years. She earned her BA in organizational studies at the University of Michigan and is currently studying for her MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) from Wayne State University. Abby admires Susan and their working relationship. As Abby says, “Susan encourages me to try new things and trusts my judgment.” In her spare time, Abby is an avid reader, particularly of anything from the DC universe. She also makes friendship bracelets for her Etsy store Strings The Thing. Here’s what Abby wants you to know about Pages: “We will do our best to find the book you’re looking for, and if we can’t, we’ll find one that’s as good or better.”

Pip

Feline in Residence

In the long-standing tradition of bookshop cats, Pip is a distinguished member. Over her three 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!”