Meet the Staff

Island Books booksellers are not only well-read, charming, and articulate, but they have more than 150 years of bookselling experience among them.

Current staff picks:



Specialty: Cards and music; general bookseller

Some all-time favorite books: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy; To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf; Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel; The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich; Living on the Wind by Scott Weidensaul



Specialty: Children's bookseller; toy and gift buyer

All-time favorite books: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner; Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard; anything by Mary Oliver



Specialty: Owner

All-time favorite books: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom; The Red Tent by Anita Diamant; The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein; Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple



Specialty: General bookseller

Favorite authors: Jane Austen; John Irving; Phillipa Gregory; Ian McEwan; Harper Lee



Specialty: Store manager; general bookseller

All-time favorite books (dating back to his impressionable teenage years): The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett; Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing; The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame; Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman



Specialty: Out of print books; general bookseller



Specialty: Money manager

All time favorite book(s): anything by Jodi Picoult

Lori M.

Specialty: Children's bookseller

Classic favorites: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham; Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


Specialty: General bookseller; webmonkey

Some all-time favorite books: Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon; Persuasion by Jane Austen; Moby-Dick by Herman Melville; Peace by Gene Wolfe; Springer's Progress by David Markson



Specialty: Webmonkey

Some all-time favorite books: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry; American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld; Serena by Ron Rash

Lori R.

Specialty: Novice bookseller

All-time favorite books: The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett; Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher; Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos; pretty much anything by Elizabeth Goudge