Staff List: Lake Forest Park

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Adam's thorough reading of Scandinavian literature is the stuff of legend amongst the Third Place Books staff. He takes an interest in literary fiction and religion, but enjoys a...


Anje enjoys fiction that makes her cringe, comic books that make her cry, political books that make her furious, and medical history that makes her gag. She also...


Ashley loves tea, folktales, plants, and playing her ukulele badly. Although she usually reads fantasy and graphic novels, she'll pick up anything that sounds compelling enough....


As a fairly emotional being, Claire is all about books that elicit a strong emotional response. Whether it’s a book that makes her laugh out loud, weep uncontrollably, audibly...


Courtney is a waffle enthusiast who spends her time serenading her dog with Taylor Swift, crying in the dark over poetry, and reminiscing on her past success as a rapper.


Danielle is new to Third Place, but she's been a bookseller for over five years. She reads literary fiction, fantasy, a little historical romance, and lots of YA. You can ask her...


After washing upon the shores of some distant land, Dean has found solace in the realms of art, horror, feminist literature, graphic novels, witchery and stitchery.


Deborah is our Romance and Mystery buyer. Fortunately for us, she loves to read mysteries and romances, but also enjoys talking about books, cats, and kids.


Emily, when she's not out running, biking, or cooking something tasty, is running around the store taking care of her various responsibilities as bookseller, buyer, and book club...


Erin loves Stephen Colbert, most books, and all cats. She hates cockroaches and law school. Ask her about Moby Dick, the Moomins, and the Prison Industrial Complex.


Henry is a former small business consultant and bookstore owner as well as an avid skier and vegetable gardener. When not reading Colin Cotterill, Elizabeth Strout, or Nick...


Jane, a bookseller and endless fount of good recommendations in the Kids/ Young Adult department, will gladly participate in a conversation about anything and everything.



Kalani does most of his reading in a hammock while sipping black tea. He hosts author events and shelves Fiction, Sports, and Fitness. He wrote Beowulf.


Katelynn (spelled with 2 n’s and not like Kaitlin, Caitlin, Caitlyn, Katelin, or Kaytlan) is actually a terrible speller, but she has a knack for combining words and gratuitously...


Kitri enjoys listening to what has been described as "sad kitchen music". She is close to perfecting her brownie recipe, and fears one day accidentally roasting her dog, who is...



Lish reads fantasy, horror, humor, mystery, young adult, graphic novels, cookbooks, and anything else that catches her fancy. She doesn't like sad books and has questionable taste...

Mark Z.

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 novel or a...


Niki loves: literature for all ages of young human, graphic novels and visual narratives, and literally all food (eating, making, sharing). She permanently resides in the kids...


Rene, the head of the Third Place Books Kids Department, can talk you into reading just about anything. She has a special affinity for both Patricia Polacco and Sarah Dessen. Rene...




Sam likes black coffee, neat bourbon, loud music, and thoughtfully unsettling fiction.


Sarah Keliher is a second generation bookseller. She'll read almost anything, but especially history, fiction in translation, sci fi, and young adult books. When not trying to...

Sarah C.


Stephen loves anything that gives voice to his bottomless well of despair, including (but not limited to) pretentious classics, depressing comics, old spy novels, and histories of...


"Prudish in genre flexibility." Matthew Stearns, author of Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation (33 1/3) "Could be the Don Rickles of [his] generation." Logan Fox, Shakespeare &...