In 2016, David opened Feather River Outdoors in historic downtown Quincy. Worn out from the pressures of managing an environmental non-profit, he sought to pursue a new career that would keep him in Quincy, but allow for more time with family.
He wanted to make a positive contribution to our beautiful mountain town doing something that he believed in. After deliberating every conceivable option, opening a sporting goods store was the logical choice.
The store opened in a small, shared space on Main St, which was quickly outgrown. A new location was needed that was also downtown, but larger, and Epilog Books, which was for sale, was perfect. Coincidentally, Kara loves books and had always wanted to own a bookstore, thus Barn Owl Books was born.
Barn Owl Books is an independent bookstore, and together with Feather River Outdoors, is truly a locally-owned, family-run, small business. We hope you'll visit year after year to watch our kids grow up helping you find just the right book, bike, or boat!