Our Name

The name Arvida Book Company was chosen to honor #21 Arvida Road Linden, British Guyana and the owner's grandparents- Carl and Yvette D'Aguiar. Sam's grandparents raised 8 children above their Singer Sewing Machine shop on Arvida Road before bringing them to the US. The entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in her family and chose to honor it by referring back to her roots. The building on Arvida Road in Guyana that held so many memories for the family bears a striking resemblance to the historic building that Arvida Book Company now resides in. Sam and her husband Mike hope that when you walk into the shop that you feel like family and immediately feel at home.