About Us


Our History

Christ Church Books & Gifts was founded in 1984 by Marijane Marks and a few friends in a closet… literally. Over the years it expanded and grew into a vibrant part of Christ Church Greenwich parish life. In 2013, as a result of a generous gift, the store was reimagined, renovated and doubled in size by adding a second floor. Christ Church Books & Gifts now possesses the charm that every modern book and gift store aspires to have, while remaining an invauluable spiritual resource for Greenwich and neighboring communities. Featuring a curated selection of both religious and secular new and notable books, Christ Church Books & Gifts also carries everyday and seasonal gifts. We are known for our wonderful Christmas display and Easter basket bar. Complete with a cozy sitting area upstairs and a cafe downstairs, Christ Church Books & Gifts is the perfect location to meet friends, shop and spend time.

Our Staff


Colette started her career in marketing, product development, and strategic planning in Latin America. She went on to gain her Master’s degree in education with a special focus on cross-cultural training. She is passionate about books, modern dance, cooking and gardening. Colette is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and studies Swedish in support of her husband’s heritage. She has lived in Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Chicago, and Middleburg, VA and currently lives in Fairfield with her husband and daughter, Liv. Her two older children, Henry and Emily, are out in the world making her proud.


Miranda studied Philosophy at the College of William & Mary, and has just returned to her hometown of Greenwich after years away. She does not know what she will do next, but she is thrilled to be asking these questions and pondering the possibilities from the ground floor of Dogwood Books. She enjoys reading Agatha Christie and L.M. Montgomery, scribbling words in notebooks hoping to find language, talking about theater, and dreaming about Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

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