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Meet the Staff

We cherish our long-standing relationships with customers. Let us help you find the perfect book or gift!

Below you'll find a little more about us, as well as the titles we've been championing this month. For more of our favorite books, check out our archive of previous staff reading.

Current staff picks:

 

 Laurie

Specialty: Owner, gift and card buyer

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

Marni

Specialty: General bookseller

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

Cindy

Specialty: Out of print books; general bookseller

Marilyn

Specialty: Money manager

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

Lillian

Specialty: Children's bookseller

All-time favorite books: All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy; Five Skies by Ron Carlson; Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun; Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery; Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

James

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

Miriam

Specialty: Webmonkey

Some all-time favorite books: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry; American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld; Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese; Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard; How To Cook Everything by Mark Bittman

Lori

Specialty: General 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

Elizabeth

Specialty: Summer bookseller

All-time favorite books: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini; The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez; To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Tatum

Specialty: Summer intern

All-time favorite book: Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey