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Zibby’s Bookshop is a highly-curated, warm and inviting indie bookstore in Santa Monica, CA with intimate, frequent events, all designed to connect books and authors to readers and each other.

As Featured in the L.A. Times!

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Who is Zibby?

Zibby Owens is an author, award-winning podcaster, entrepreneur, and CEO. She founded Zibby Media, a privately-held media company, in 2018, with her award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books.

The company has grown to include the publishing house Zibby Books, the magazine Zibby Mag, the podcast network Zibby Audio, the education platform Zibby Classes, and Zibby Community & Events.

Zibby was celebrated as “New York’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer” by New York Magazine in 2019. She is a regular contributor to "Good Morning America" and other outlets.

Her memoir Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature, debuted as the #1 bestselling memoir on Amazon Kindle in June 2022. She wrote a children’s book, Princess Charming, and edited two anthologies. Zibby is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School. She lives in New York and Pacific Palisades, CA with her husband, Kyle Owens of Morning Moon Productions, and her four children. Follow her on Instagram @zibbyowens or learn more at

Founding Team

Zibby Partnered with her Zibby Media publicity and marketing teammates, bookstagrammer Sherri and Diana, to launch the store. The three of them and store manager Jenny Tarzian buy all the books.

Diana Tramontano, @99livesofabookgirl (right)

Sherri Puzey, @whatsherrireads (left)


Sherri and Diana, Founding Partners

Upcoming Events

The Marriage Box
Join Us: Jun-07 Presenter: Tom Teicholz The Marriage Box