Vicki Lorini, Moderator, CapRadio Reads
Born and raised in Palo Alto, Lorini started her career in books at an old fashioned carriage trade bookshop, Shirley Cobb's Bookstore, owned by Ty Cobb's daughter, Shirley. After moving to Grass Valley in 1985, she became the book buyer for Four Seasons Card and Books.
When Borders Books opened in 1997, she worked in all facets of the business and became the District Marketing Manager for the Sacramento and Reno regions until their closing in 2011. In this capacity, she had the opportunity to work with many best-selling authors and their publishers, and be the face of Borders in the community. She worked alongside many local organizations such as the Sacramento Public Library Foundation, in support of their "Authors on the Move" event and Capital Public Radio and the "Annual Used Record & CD Sale."
While at Borders, the idea for CapRadio Reads was born. It would take a few more years to grow to fruition. After Borders' closing, Lorini worked for one year at Barnes & Noble, and now is pleased to be back with friends and the world of books and authors as the Moderator for CapRadio Reads.