Our Booksellers & Their Staff Picks

Click a bookseller's name to see their staff picks.
Abraham

Abraham

Lake Forest Park
Abraham enjoys reading fiction, philosophy, and literary criticism...
Adam

Adam

Lake Forest Park

Adam's thorough reading of Scandinavian literature is the stuff of legend amongst the Third Place Books staff...


Alex

Alex

Ravenna

There once was a book-man named Alex
Who studied great Castor and Pollux.
With a pen by his head
And a mouthful of bread
He now reads famed Icelandic sagas.

Andrew

Andrew

Ravenna

Andrew is from the opposite side of the continent and enjoys being a double agent for opposing elements when not reading, shelving, buying, and selling books...

Anje

Lake Forest Park

Anje enjoys reading just about anything, but is especially fond of the Sweet Tooth series by Jeff Lemire, Drinks for the Little Guy by Sean Carswell, and...

Annie

Lake Forest Park

Annie is the head of the Science Fiction and Fantasy section and is known for her geeky tee-shirts. She has been reading since she could sit up in her crib...

Chelsea

Lake Forest Park

New to the area Chelsea is not to be trusted with driving directions but has plenty of suggestions for something to read. She reads mostly fiction without any particular...

Deborah

Deborah

Lake Forest Park

Deborah is our Romance and Mystery buyer. Fortunately for us, she loves to read mysteries and romances...


Emily A.

Emily A.

Lake Forest Park

Emily, when she's not running outside or at the gym, is running around the store taking care of her various responsibilities...


Emily M.

Emily M.

Ravenna

My main expertise is children's literature and I have my M.A. in writing for children. I also dabble in Christian-theology texts...


Eric

Eric

Lake Forest Park

Eric is an art aficionado, who when not loving gardening and architecture, will gladly parlez vous about film and literature.


Erin B.

Erin B.

Ravenna

Erin loves Stephen Colbert...and reading. Oh!...and cats! Erin hates cockroaches and law school. Ask her stuff about...


Erin J

Erin K.

Lake Forest Park

Erin is most likely to be spotted in the receiving department or the fiction section of Third Place Books.

Greg

Greg

Lake Forest Park

Greg, recently recognized for his notable collection of bookplates by the New Yorker Books Blog, is a ferocious reader of history...


Henry

Henry

Lake Forest Park

Henry is a former small business consultant...

Jane

Lake Forest Park

Jane, a bookseller and endless fount of good recommendations in the Kids/ Young Adult department...

Janelle

Lake Forest Park
Janelle is a literature enthusiast and aspiring journalist...

 

Jason

Lake Forest Park

Jason admires the work of Norman Mailer, William Burroughs, Matthew Barney, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Kalani

Kalani

Lake Forest Park

Kalani was in the fifth grade and living in Shoreline when Third Place Books first opened. While he no longer reads the Boxcar Children Mysteries...

Lish

Lish

Lake Forest Park

Lish reads fantasy, horror, humor, mystery, young adult, and just about anything else that will hold still long enough...

Lizzie

Lizzie

Lake Forest Park

Lizzie is a bibliophile since birth, film score connoisseur, honorary Parisian and classical singer...

Mark B.

Mark B.

Ravenna

Except for a three year stint as a stay-at-home dad, Mark has been with Third Place Books since the fall of 2001, and...


Mark Z.

Mark Z.

Lake Forest Park

Mark heals the computers at Third Place Books whenever they are ill. He enjoys settling down to an evening of baseball viewing, reading the latest William Gibson...


Michael

Michael

Ravenna

Michael is the manager of our Ravenna store. He has been a bookseller since Hector was a pup and still thinks it is the best...


Patti J.

Patti J.

Lake Forest Park

The fearless leader of the Third Place Knitting Book Club, Patti is part of our amazing kids department and...


Patti H.

Patti H.

Ravenna

Patti heads up the kids books at Ravenna. She loves few things more than putting the right book in the right kids’ hand...


Ray

Ray

Lake Forest Park

As a child, Ray was always first in line when the bookmobile came to his small town...

 


Rene

Lake Forest Park

Rene, the head of the Kids Department, can talk you into reading just about anything...



Robert

Lake Forest Park

Robert Sindelar is the Managing Partner at Third Place Books. Robert is interested in literature in translation...


Ron

Lake Forest Park

Ron Sher is the creator and owner of Third Place Books.


Sarah

Sarah

Lake Forest Park

Sarah Keliher is a second generation bookseller. She'll read almost anything, but especially history, fiction in translation...

Sinead

Sinead

Ravenna

Sinead likes reading short stories, and some of her favorite writers include Alice Munro, Mavis Gallant, and Stephanie Vaughn...

Terry

Terry

Lake Forest Park

Terry has been with Third Place Books since 1999, not counting the fifteen months he...


Vlad

Lake Forest Park

Willing to talk about any book under the sun, Espresso Book Machine operator Vlad loves to read YA, Sci-Fi and Fantasy...


Wendy

Lake Forest Park

Wendy is the Events Manager for the store. When she's not pursuing authors to fill our busy schedule...


Wesley

Lake Forest Park

Wes is one of Third Place’s used book buyers and takes care of the Sociology and True Crime sections...