St Simons Island, GA / rightonbooks.com
The store is the culmination of a nearly fifty-year career in retail for Darryl Peck. He has always envisioned creating an independent bookstore like the ones he loved in his native Upper West Side of Manhattan. Darryl is now living the bookshop-keeper dream and working alongside his wife of thirty years.
Righton Books bears the name of Anne Peck’s father, a voracious reader who also loved to ride the Emmeline and Hessie ferry boats to St. Simons as a child. Anne’s mother, Jean Lyndon, worked as a children’s librarian and genealogist in Macon, so it’s no surprise that Anne’s parents called her “Nose in a Book.”