Jessica Stockton Bagnulo

Co-Owner, Greenlight Bookstore

Jessica Stockton Bagnulo has been working in independent bookstores in New York City since 2000. She is currently the co-owner (with Rebecca Fitting) of Greenlight Bookstore, as well as the bookstore's events and marketing director.  She co-founded Greenlight in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn (where she lives), in 2009, after writing an award-winning business plan and raising capital through an innovative Community Lenders program; the store now does over $2 million in annual sales and is regularly cited as one of the city's best bookstores, and Greenlight has plans to open a second store location in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn in Fall 2016.