In 1993, Leonard & Kelli Orona both saw a need in their community. They understood that education offers many opportunities for success in one’s community and most importantly to one’s life. They both believe “Vallejo is truly the hidden gem of the North Bay.”
The Oronas opened their doors in a small 800 square feet suite on Vallejo’s Downtown Georgia Street known as the old Levy’s Building. Now located on 1822 Springs Road, in a larger facility to provide more product, they continue to offer supplies and materials for Solano County and the Bay Area.
“More than JUST a bookstore,” The Bookworm has helped contribute to many organizations and local school programs over the years to encourage the next generation for a better future. In addition to their involvement, the family has also added The Bookworm Learning Center for grades Pre K-12th.
The Bookworm continues to offer fun and free activities on select Saturdays for the community. Awarded by Hulafrog as “Most LOVED Arts & Crafts Center,” The Bookworm enjoys being part of young ones’ creativity that will translate to our future leaders of tomorrow. Storytime and Science Day are some notable events offered for ages PreK- 10 years old on a monthly basis.
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The Oronas and their daughters including their own families continue the legacy they began over 25 years ago.