Meet Our Staff

Stacey

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 (Sam)

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
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

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.

Laura
Laura, a disabled nonbinary person, is passionate about minority representation in literature. They have been in and out of the book industry since they were eleven, and their favorite thing in the world is the light in someone's eyes when they find the right book. They enjoy crafting and learning about incredibly niche topics (ask them about tardigrades or kakapos). They also love talking to small children about dinosaurs.
Bailey
Bailey Irving is the Cafe Manager of the Gibson's Cafe, which opened in October, 2021.
Madeline
A literary omnivore currently reading their way through some classics, travel literature, philosophical concepts, multicultural works, and pieces by women authors, Madeline has dabbled in all genres. Through reading countless picture books to her starting at a very young age, her grandmother sparked their love in books and led Madeline to now have a foreseeable future in something literary related. Madeline is an avid collector of Hawaiian shirts and highly appreciates recommendations on books on socio-political themes, new music suggestions, and is always down for a fun fact and good story.
Caroline

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.

Reagan

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.

Zephyr

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.

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