Meet Our Staff


Stacey enjoys reading fantasy/sci-fi, autobiographies, and anything of social commentary.  She is a music fanatic, loves satirical humour, watching French cinema and British programs from Travel Man to The Mighty Boosh.  She is a huge supporter of Arsenal FC, loves languages, learning about the world, and working on fashion collages. 


Samantha White read Carrie when she was twelve years old and been hooked on Stephen King books ever since. An ardent lover of anything fantastical and frightening, some of her favorite authors are: Neil Gaiman, Shirley Jackson, David Mitchell, and Joe Hill. When not reading or at work Samantha is most likely at the movies or napping with her two cats, Alfie & Bogie.

Jo has been an avid reader since they were given a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for Christmas when they were seven. With a MA in Literature focused on Early Modern Drama, Jo is always happy to discuss at length the pros and cons of various editions of Shakespeare. They will read just about anything that comes well recommended. Their favorite genres include: literary fiction, historical fiction (particularly medieval and early modern), retellings of classics, and LGBTQ+ literature.

Fal has been a lover of books and bookstores for as long as they can remember. Even before they knew the alphabet, they could be found with a book in their grubby toddler hands. Their love for books and stories prompted them to earn their BA in Creative Writing and they are currently pursuing their master’s in hopes that one day, they’ll get to publish the many novels that live in their head. Some of the authors that have inspired Fal’s own writing include Sherrilyn Kenyon, Sarah J. Maas, R.F. Kuang, and Brian Jacques. Fal enjoys a wide range of genres, from young adult to true crime, fiction to manga, writing books to occult, and (nearly) everything else in between.

Bailey Irving is the Cafe Manager of the Gibson's Cafe, which opened in October, 2021.

Caroline has loved reading since childhood.  From Green Eggs and Ham, to Anne of Green Gables to the Green Mile, she enjoys reading good, gripping stories.  As the Mom of two young men, she has come to love the worlds of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, but the science geek in her also loves a good science fiction story. In addition to a good book, Caroline is a fan of all things musical and will never turn down an opportunity to experience live music.


A New Hampshire newcomer, Reagan has long used literature as a means of understanding and integrating herself into novel landscapes. Her favorite works lie in the realms of Russian and Soviet literature; narrative philosophy; and history, preferably compendious. She counts Thomas Bernhard’s The Loser and Dostoevksy’s Demons (among others on an ever-expanding roster) as particular favorites. Find her comparing translations of Swann’s Way or The Brothers Karamazov, and feel free to disturb her—she is incapable of turning down a recommendation.


A long-time resident of NH coming back from their volunteer stint in Nevada’s Public lands. Their background is that of an ecologist and wildlife biologist who enjoys engrossing themselves in good literature from the readings in scientific journals to well-written works of fiction and everything in between. They have eclectic taste but, they favor works revolving around fantasy & science-fiction as well as works of non-fiction literature involving natural history and ecology. Some of their most loved works are William McKeever’s Emperors of the Deep and Jim C. Hines’ Goblin Quest but, it is always hard to choose favorites. They love sharing their recommendations for an eclectic collection of literature.


Matt was a longtime Gibson’s customer prior to becoming a staff member. He enjoys contemporary classics the most but has an affinity for crime novels and essays as well. Matthew’s favorite books include: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, and The Echo Maker by Richard Powers.

In 1999 a young Benjamin walked into Gibson's and was stopped cold in his tracks by the title of a Calvin and Hobbes collection: Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat. He walked out with the book in hand and has never stayed away from Gibsons for long. He studied film and media culture at Middlebury College and the University of Edinburgh, but to this day doesn’t know what “media culture” means. Since receiving his BA he has worked as a producer and video editor, primarily in Minneapolis, and he is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of New Hampshire. The writers he most admires are Elena Ferrante, Robert Caro, Hernan Diaz, Eli Clare, and Ottessa Moshfegh.