Staff List: Lake Forest Park

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Adam

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...

Allie

Anje

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

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....

Claire

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...

Danielle

Danielle reads literary fiction, fantasy, romance, and lots of YA. You can ask her anything about intersectional feminism, nontraditional relationships, or #ownvoices; she'll...

Dean

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

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.

Elisabeth

Erin

Erin

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.

Gabi

There is little Gabi loves more than stories, community, and her tiny black cat named Luna. When she is not reading some form of kid lit, you can find her playing table-top games...

Jane

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

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

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

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...

Laura

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

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

Rene

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...

Rosa

Rosa is from New Jersey and thinks Books and Tacos should be more of a thing. Will read anything that she finds interesting but favors literary fiction. Is a firm believer that if...
Sam

Sam

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

Sarah

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.

Sarah is a little ball of unresolved grudges dating back to preschool and is consistently covered in cat hair. She might actually just be a cat in jeans and an oversized...

Stephen

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...

Wesley

"[He's] like the Rollins of book recommendations." Andy Salzer, Founder, Hiro Clark "Prudish in genre flexibility." Matthew Stearns, author of Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation (33 1...