A Message from Kim Marcozzi, Our Latest Intern
Hello everyone! My name is Kim, and I’m a senior at the University of Delaware, studying English and Japanese. I started interning in February, and came to Oak Knoll not knowing anything—about antiquarian books, publishing, software, anything. The past few months at Oak Knoll have been nothing short of enlightening, as I was introduced to new tools, genres, and lovely people.
Oak Knoll is truly a vast store of knowledge. Paging through books in my down time only gave me a glimpse of all that Oak Knoll has to offer; the very best, in my opinion, were the adorable miniature books! It was particularly joyful to me to find Japanese books and see how even the Japanese language has changed, or find antiquarian copies of books I’ve read in school. An illustrated version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was one of my most cherished finds.
Interning at Oak Knoll has given me a chance to refine skills I already had and learn a plethora of new skills, too. Oak Knoll has encouraged me to embrace my sense of creativity and to not be afraid to try new things. They have certainly pushed me to not be afraid to branch out and to broaden my skill set, or to get my hands dirty and experiment with new software and technology.
At Oak Knoll, I got a chance to see every side of the business. From designing advertisements, to making mailers, to poking around the store, and to printing and stuffing envelopes, I’ve really gotten to explore everything that Oak Knoll has to offer. I’m infinitely grateful for the opportunities Oak Knoll has afforded me and I’m eager to take these new skills with me wherever I go.