Mary Beall Adler

Founder, Georgetown Bagelry

Mary Beall Adler is a bagel baker, entrepreneur, creativity coach, mother, wife, and seeker of truth. She owns Georgetown Bagelry, a retail and wholesale bakery in the upscale Bethesda suburb of Washington, D.C. Prior to running her businesses, Mary earned her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park, and attended Antioch Law School for two years. She enjoys cycling, practicing yoga, walking, meditation, reading, playing piano, and sharing inspiring ideas through social media. A former gymnast and elite coach with expertise in choreography, Mary also teaches meditative spinning. Mary lives with her husband, Jonathan, and the children of their blended marriage.


Who Scooped My Bagel?

Publication Date: August 2013

Without any formal business training, Mary Beall Adler took a floundering bagel bakery in Washington, D.C., and, against all odds, made it a success. In this revealing and touching book of struggle and joy, Mary tells her story of a difficult marriage, financial troubles and dashed dreams. A powerful survival instinct helped her find solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems.

An enticing read from beginning to end, Mary’s book reveals her talent for sharing her innermost thoughts. In doing so, she captures feelings of insecurity and triumph—universal emotions that will move and resonate with those who read about her ever-eventful world of bagels.

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