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Staff Picks

BookPeople booksellers feed our community of books through their amazing range of reading recommendations. From Character Driven Fiction to Weird Stuff, you are almost guaranteed that you will find a bookseller that likes to read what you read. Get to know our booksellers through their favorite books.

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Charley

General Manager

  • General Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Social Science
  • True Crime

I've been slinging books since I was 18 and reading them much longer. I tend to read what sounds interesting to me at the moment and have been known to fall into a reading black hole, if a subject pulls me in deep enough, only to emerge 3 months and 10 books later.

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Consuelo

Adult Book Buyer

  • General Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Classics

I've been a bookseller for 15 years and a reader my whole life. I lean towards fiction, but I love any book that fully immerses me, no matter what genre. Reading is like breathing to me!

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Ellen

Bookfairs Manager

  • General Fiction
  • Children's Fiction
  • Young Adult

I love variety and do not like being bored. Kids & YA make up most of my reading diet, but I will foray into adult for a change of pace. Fiction, nonfiction, it doesn't matter. Looking for books that entertain, challenge, inform, or preferably, all of the above.

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Eugenia

BookKids Events & Marketing Director

  • Literary Fiction
  • LGBTQ+
  • Children's Fiction
  • Picture Books
  • Young Adult

I'm a sucker for a beautifully written sentence, romance, novels in verse, and food. Food writing is always a good thing. I love picture books, contemporary teen fiction, literary fiction, and anything Tana French.

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Gina

Bookseller

  • Character-Driven Fiction
  • Magic
  • LGBTQ+

I'll love any genre, fiction or non fiction, if I finish the book and feel inspired. Seeing characters learn, grow, and change for the better is more important to me than how realistic the plot is. When an author really focuses in on the emotional journeys of their characters, I'm sold.

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Meghan Goel

Children's Book Buyer & Programming Director

  • Children's Fiction
  • Children's Non-Fiction
  • Young Adult

I am a kidlit & YA specialist to the core! I read it all, from board books to children's nonfiction to middle grade adventure to complex young adult novels.

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Meike

Bookseller

  • Cookbooks
  • Health
  • Mystery

While I read across all genres, when I really need to escape I turn to crime fiction--and in that genre I read everything from the coziest British mysteries (cats and tea cups galore) to the darkest urban and rural noir I can get my hands on!

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Molly

1st Floor Inventory Manager

  • Literary Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Social Science

I'm often looking for a strong voice that has a spark of my own internal monologue but is smarter, funnier, wilder, kinder, closer to the Spirit, more daring, more deliberate in their learning, a more chaotic failure, very good at pool, seeks out the strange, knows about mushrooms, is in for the

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Rachel Roepke

Internet Orders Coordinator

  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mystery
  • Weird Stuff

I like to read stories about stories! As one of my favorite books says, "we are not made more by the stories we read but by the stories we share," and I think that books that try to grapple with what stories are capable of are the most interesting.

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Uriel Perez

Events Logistics Manager

  • Literary Fiction
  • Literature in Translation
  • Literary Criticism

I live for books. And I'm your guy for everything literary fiction, short stories, or lit in translation. I like to feel something when I pick up a book. Oh, and Stephen King is my literary muse.

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