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About The Owner

BookSmart Learning owner, Bahar Picariello, is a native of Northern Virginia and a Loudoun County resident since 2009. She has homeschooled her two children "from scratch", and they are now two thriving teens, with part-time jobs and the ability to carry on a conversation with anyone, young or old.


As an only child, Bahar spent many hours playing "Teacher" or "Mommy". As life unfolded, she has been fortunate in combining the two as a mother and homeschool parent. When her family moved to Loudoun County, she quickly immersed herself in organizing homeschool field trips and activities for local groups as well as becoming the unofficial "Homeschool Ambassador". Over the last 12+ years, Bahar has helped hundreds of families with tips and strategies on how to make the best educational choice for their family,

along with offering reading and curriculum recommendations. 

Bahar Picariello has been an active member in the small business community in Loudoun County since her divorce in 2014, where she found herself DIY-ing many aspects of entrepreneurship. She ran a successful networking group with her great friend and partner-in-networking; they helped countless sales professionals and business owners with their social media management, networking skills and administrative goals. 

Through it all, Bahar learned the power of personal development for all ages. She learned that we cannot exist on what we once learned in school and that we thrive on a life-long love of reading and learning to achieve our dreams and goals. It was Bahar's mission to not only meet the needs of families and individuals in the community, but also to provide a happy, wholesome space for all ages to read and socialize.

In a rapidly-changing world with competitive big box stores and Amazon,

BookSmart Learning is a place for people of all ages to explore quality reading materials, games and gifts. BookSmart also provides opportunities to participate in book clubs, special events and classes designed to enrich, to encourage and to entertain in a clean and comfortable environment.

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