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(At our shop’s 18th Anniversary showing these young ladies the art of puppetry)

My name is Nicole Goltiao, and yes if you guessed correctly, I am indeed the daughter of Leonard & Kelli Orona, founders of  The Bookworm Educational Supply Store in Vallejo. I had the privilege of growing up in our family business at a young age and the lessons learned through it all will forever be priceless.

My parents taught me that there’s nothing but possibilities in life but it was up to me to take the first step with the help of education. Education is empowerment and learning is constant. Learning those words of wisdom allowed me to understand the importance of education and ultimately my love to help others.

     The business allowed me to meet people from all over the world and recognize the commonality we all have; desiring better opportunities and future through learning. It has been a true blessing to see customers who have been with us from the beginning to now seeing them bring in their children or grandchildren! Last September, we celebrated our 18th year in business and we hope to continue on to reach our 20th!

    Notes from a Bookworm essentially are notes from me, this “Bookworm.” My hope is it will be a beginning of a positive virtual “community” for our customers and those who simply love to learn. Periodically check in to see what we will discuss about from current issues in education to fun ways for your child to learn at home.


Nicole Goltiao