About Us (Okay...About Me)

Elaine Hopper, Owner. I'm a proud math nerd (Go Clarkson Knights!), bookworm, and all-around dork. I have worked for many years (I'm not saying how many) in educational administration. I still do consulting work for school district telecommunications funding. Now, as the owner of Marble City Books, I am a member of the American Booksellers Association and the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Associations.

In my spare time outside of work and home, I am the Registrar for the Swe-kat-si Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Editor for the Ostrander Family Association Journal, and the Secretary for the Council of Stewards at Gouverneur's First United Methodist Church.

I'm the wife of Al and mom to Josh, Emmy, and Madison. When my children were little, I loved reading books to them by Eric Carle and Sandra Boynton. My favorite book for many years has been Little Women.  I also love reading magazines. My favorite magazine is Country Living. I've been reading it for decades (again...I'm not saying how many). I also enjoy crocheting, especially while my husband Al is watching football.

My hope is that you will enjoy the information shared on this website and in our newsletter, and you will purchase your new books, audiobooks, and related merch here. Why give Jeffy any more money when you buy books? Doesn't he have enough rockets? 

I care about my community. MCB donates to local food pantries, children's and senior programs, our local pet rescue, etc. I don't think Jeffy (aka rocket man) does. Please support small businesses when you can. We really do give back more to our communities than the big retail chain stores. Below is a list of MCB's donations since our start in November 2022.

If you have any suggestions, recommendations, requests, complaints, etc. please send me an email. My promise is to offer customers quality books, products, and customer service. 


email: marblecitybooks@gmail.com

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mailing address: Marble City Books LLC, PO Box 308, Gouverneur, NY 13642