Christine A. Patrick is an independent bookseller in Winchester, Virginia, providing daily opportunities for thought-provoking reflection and humor. As the owner/manager of the 45-year-old Winchester Book Gallery and bookkeeper for five-year-old Skyline Indie Film Fest, Patrick works hard to deliver the Shenandoah Valley with opportunities for literacy, education, art, discovery and entertainment. She strives to have the Winchester Book Gallery provide entertainment, educational resources and cultural experiences for the entire community with new books, local art, cards and puzzles. Having spent the majority of her professional career providing operational, marketing and administrative support to a variety of businesses, managing a small business is a great fit. She served as general manager for an air conditioning company, practice manager for a physical therapy practice, director of operations for an investment firm, and executive assistant on several occasions. Each of these experiences led to a well-rounded set of skills that directly support the Book Gallery’s mission. Patrick is a member of the Old Town Winchester Business Association, serving a two-year term as president. She was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Old Town for 10 years and served as a co-secretary for nine of those years, providing administrative assistance to the club. She completed a bachelor’s in religious studies at DePaul University, and she worked toward a master’s at Arizona State University. She and her husband, Brian Patrick, have two children and have lived in Winchester for 17 years.