Meet Michelle Deckard, Team Leader
The Book Bevy – Usborne Books & More
How long have you been in business?
It will be 4 years in August
What made you decide to open your own business?
I have owned and operated an in-home Childcare Business for 27 years. Having books always accessible for our kiddos and encouraging their love for reading has always been at the forefront of my mission. Usborne Books & More easily seemed to align so well with my goal for our children we cared for. Such a perfect fit!
Why should consider your business?
Books change lives. They can take you on adventures while we are all cooped up, teach you anything you want to know, create a loving bond between parent/caretaker and child through storytelling and focused time together. Our business can even offer a positive financial impact for families if they choose to share these books with others as well.
What is one word that describes being a business owner? Invigorating!
What do you do for fun?
I like to garden and read in my spare time.
Are there any charities are causes you are passionate about?
I have worked with various charities throughout my time with Usborne Books & More, especially through our “Cards for a Cause” fundraiser or Book Drive options we offer. Just to list a couple, I have paired with USO of Indiana, Hope Center Indy, and several individuals needing help with hospital bills, adoption, camp tuition, dance class, and other extracurricular activities.
How has Covid-19 impacted your business?
The book business has been booming throughout navigating this pandemic. Families are seeing the need to occupy their time, books are a good way to entertain and assist in educating their children with fun, interactive, and engaging alternatives to the internet.
Do you offer any specials or discounts to other chamber members? I would love to chat to let others know what I can offer on an individual basis. (There are several options based on needs)