Susan's PicksSusan, the heart, soul and brains behind all that is The Book Keeper bookstore. Knowledgeable, tireless, kind...she is our Wonder Woman! If you are looking for the next literary marvel that will change your life, seek the advice of Susan. If you are looking for the perfect book for any occasion, seek the advice of Susan. If you've heard about this book, about this guy, who did this thing and it had a blue cover, seek the advice of Susan. She's that good! (I'm totally getting that big raise!!)
Julie's PicksJulie is SUPERMAN(ager) here at The Book Keeper! There's nothing she can't do! Julie spends her down time reading nice historical fiction or juicey family dramas, always with a fuzzy kitty by her side. Need information on the best of the "Little House on the Prairie" series or books on 80's hair bands? Well look no further than Julie! She's also a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the perfect beach read! And keep in mind that after raising two super readers, she has the perfect recommendations for kids of all ages!
Robin's PicksRobin has been here at The Book Keeper since the sixth Harry Pottter came out! Yes, that's how she measures time! Robin's a bit of an enigma...You can't say her taste in books lie here or there...they lie everywhere! Just like Baby, no one puts Robin in a corner (of the bookstore)! She can be found reading a thriller, a fantasy novel, women's fiction or a beautiful literary masterpiece! But Robin's true passion can be found in the cookbook isle. Gluten free, vegetarian, comfort foods and grilling...Robin owns them all. It's a bit of a problem. We are urging her to seek help...
Vicki's PicksVicki has been with The Book Keeper for over 6 years! This former teacher and librarian loves a good mystery or thriller! She's up to date on all the newest and best. For such a mild mannered woman, she has quite the macabre side! However, every Friday at 10:30am, she turns into one of the most animated, boisterous and hilarious of readers, as preschool children gather at her feet for Storytime in our store! Whether you are looking for baby's first book or a fantastic read aloud, Vicki knows all of the very best little kids' books out there!
Jenn's PicksJenn is our resident vegetarian and super geek! She's into the 3 "F's"...food, fitness and fantasy! She also loves historical fiction and all books classic! Jenn can be found running our teen book club here, every Third Thursday. She has two teen boys of her own and many nieces and nephews that keep her up to date on all the best and latest in YA and kids' fiction. Don't forget to ask her where she gets her incredible T-shirts!
Kendra's PicksKendra (also known as, Used To Be The New Girl) is living out her fantasy of working in a bookstore! Even after a couple of years she still loves everything about it! Talking about books, unpacking books, putting books on the shelf, calling customers about their ordered books...she can't get enough of it! On her off days she's sure to be found fostering a new litter of kittens or chumming around with one of her many sisters. Kendra loves to read kids' and YA novels, along with contemporary fiction or a heart breaking saga. Need a recommendation for a young girl? She's an expert! Seriously... she's literally surrounded by females at home!
Paul's PicksHow would you feel if one day you woke up and found that your English teacher had followed you to work? Would you be slightly weirded out? Would you be concerned that you were caught in a strange dream or nervous that he was mentally correcting your grammar? Luckily, we feel none of these things as we welcome to our staff, one of the most beloved teachers of all time. That's right kids, Mr. Rooke is a bookseller now! Paul brings with him years of knowledge and a passion for literature that has not waivered even after 29 years of teaching!
Justin is one of our favourite student, staff members! Along with his winning personality and fabulous hair, his vast knowledge and mature taste in books, makes him a true asset! Come in and seek him out when you need advice on a gift for the intellectual in your life! But please keep your hands off the hair!
Erin P.'s PicksErin is one of our newer hires! What can be said about Erin...? She's way younger and cooler than most of us here and is a very talented photographer. She loves a good graphic novel and each and every feminist book, button or do-dad! She splits her time between here and our sister store, Poppies. So if you catch her here and need help with what hip, young, 20 somethings should be reading, she'll be sure to help! And unbeknownst to Erin, we are having her put on a makeup tutorial for all of us, someday soon!
Paetah is our new and improved, student de jour! She is quirky and friendly and says things like "Holy Chalupa!" She loves broadway musicals, weiner dogs named Frank and teen books that deal with real life issues. So next time you're in the store, make sure to have a chat with our newest Book Keeper family member. She's cute as a button!