|Tina and Peter Moore, owners of Blue Marble Books in Fort Thomas. Provided.|
Moore was the co-owner of the children's bookstore with her husband, Peter.
Blue Marble Books is a full-service, independent bookseller with a personal commitment to our customers and our community.
They have been in business since 1979 and is renowned for its Great Green Room modeled after Goodnight Moon, Great Teen Room, and Secret Garden area. They have 30,000 titles in store.
A statement from the store:
We have very heavy hearts today. Tina Moore has passed away. As many of you know, she was the founder and co-owner of Blue Marble Books with her husband Peter Moore.
Tina was one of the Tri-State’s most prominent children's literature experts, and friend of a great many children’s book authors and illustrators. She served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Children's Booksellers (ABC) and was a founding member of the trade organization. She was recognized for her contributions to area literacy with the Silver Gertie Award (1989), and she was named one of the Women of the Year in Northern Kentucky (1995).
We will be closing the store at 3:00 p.m. today, and we will update here with funeral information once we know it.
In lieu of flowers, the Moore family has requested that memorial donations be made to literacy organizations such as the OKI Children's Literature Conference.
(http://www.dearbornhighlandsarts.org/contact) or your local library.