Meet our Staff

FLOSSIE, BUNNIE, & SCOUT, Owners

 

MADELINE, Store Manager

Quick description of what you do here: A little bit of everything, but mostly I recommend books for 7 to 14 year-olds.  

Favorite book as a kid: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Fun fact about me: I do not read sequels or books with maps. 

Books I like to recommend: How to Sell a Haunted House, by Grady Hendrix; The Unsettled, by Ayana Mathis; My Murder by Katie Williams; and I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

 

CHELSEA, Inventory & Buying Manager

 

 

BRYNN, Events Manager

Quick description of what you do here: Entice authors to visit Knoxville.

Favorite book as a kid: Two Princess of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine

Fun fact about me: My favorite vegetable is a green bell pepper.

Books I like to recommend: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

 

TORI, Children's & Young Adult Buyer

Quick description of what you do here: Buying all the books that I wish I could have read as a kid.

Favorite book as a kid: Junie B. Jones, by Barbara Park and Geronimo Stilton

Fun fact about me: I ran a One Direction fan account in middle school, and it's still out there... somewhere... waiting to be found.

Books I like to recommend: The SwiftsDictionary of Scoundrels by Beth Lincoln; Cinder by Marissa Meyer; The Cruel Prince by Holly Black; Babel by RF Kuang; Spear by Nicola Griffith; and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

SHIELA, Bookseller
 

MAYA, Bookseller

Quick description of what you do here: Undoubtedly the personality hire working the shortest shift. 

Favorite book as a kid: Every book in the Mother Daughter Book Club series.

Fun fact about me: I'm currently on a financial investment journey, catch me in the money market. 

Books I like to recommend: Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, Final Girls Support Group by Grady Hendrix; Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid. 

KENNA, Bookseller

Quick description of what you do here: I sell books so I can spend my entire paycheck on books.

Favorite book as a kid: The Warriors Series by Erin Hunter

Fun fact about me: I am on a crochet journey and it's going poorly.

Books I like to recommend: The Wolf Den, by Elodie Harper; Ocean at the End of the Laneby Neil Gaiman; Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu; and Poor Things by Alasdair Gray