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Hello! I’m Lori Grisham. I am a writer and researcher based in Washington, D.C.

I currently manage Riverby Books, a cozy used bookstore in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. We stock rare books, Washingtoniana and good books for reading.

Prior to entering the used book business, I worked at USA TODAY as a multimedia journalist. I reported daily, trending stories for the larger Gannett network. I also collaborated with digital designers and developers to create alternative story forms and interactives.

I spent four years working at NPR as an editorial researcher. I supported the Ombudsman, also known as the audience representative, by investigating listener and reader complaints about coverage.

I have an M.A. in Communication with a focus in journalism and public policy from American University and a B.A. in English and Religion from Mary Washington College. In between getting those degrees, I lived in beautiful Savannah, Ga. working as an admission counselor for the Savannah College of Art and Design. I still dream of warmer winters and Tybee Island, but Washington, D.C., is my home. In my free time, I love exploring my neighborhood on Capitol Hill and cheering for the Nationals.

You can find me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, but my favorite social media platform is Instagram.