When his Internet startup fizzled in 2001, Thatcher started selling books online as a hobby while trying to figure out “the next big thing.” For a few years, people thought he was crazy to be doing anything related to old fashioned printed books. Fast forward 14 years and Juniper Books is a successful, rapidly growing company in Boulder, Colorado.
Juniper Books has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Departures. Our Ernest Hemingway and African American Literature book sets were chosen for Oprah’s Favorite Things this year. All of our products make great gifts and many have been showcased in gift guides of goop, InStyle, Elle, Vogue and other outlets. Past custom library projects have included the Architectural Digest Greenroom at the Academy Awards, the Library of the NoMad Hotel in New York City, and Yoo Panama by Philippe Starck.
Thatcher grew up in New York City where his parents owned and operated one of the most innovative restaurants in American culinary history: The Quilted Giraffe. Thatcher worked just about every job in the house and absorbed a thing or two about creativity and attention to detail from his parents.
Thatcher graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in History and Art History. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two children (all voracious readers!). When he’s not curating libraries or designing book sets you can find him biking or skiing.
Juniper Books supports many non-profit organizations in Colorado and across the country through book donations and charity show-house events. Thatcher is currently the Chair of the Board of Jarrow Montessori School in Boulder, Colorado.