About Us

Hi all, my name is Dani and I am the woman behind the curtain at a sip of fiction. All of the glasses you see in our shop were designed and painted by me. I am a 31-year-old scientist and I live in the Philly area with my husband Bill and our four terrible trash cats, Daisy, Dobby, Fred, and George. I have five full book cases of TBR pile, several bookish tattoos, and a too-large collection of bookish merch.
I have been an avid reader since I was little. My mom always made time to read to me, and once I was able to read on my own, I could not be stopped! I devoured any books I could get my hands on, but I especially loved The Boxcar Children and Roald Dahl. As I got older, I realized how much I loved fantasy (partially due to HP), and now my favorite genres are fantasy and thrillers, though I've recently discovered contemporary romance and have leaned into that a bit.
I started painting glassware in 2016 at a craft night out with some friends. I opened my shop (then titled Glasses by Dani) shortly after, but it was kind of a mashup of everything I liked and didn't really have a *brand.* When I took a break for wedding plans, I realized my heart wasn't really in it, and never reopened. Over the past year, however, I have discovered the bookish community on instagram and have found so many shops that I love who focus on bookish goodies! I realized I could combine the things I love with a much more focused approach, and thus, a sip of fiction was born.