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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Anthony Gaetjen

BookKids Marketing & Events Logistics Manager

  • Fantasy
  • Middle Grade
  • Science Fiction
  • Self-Improvement
  • Writing

My favorite stories are exciting, otherworldly adventures that also manage to reveal insight into the human condition. I am drawn to characters with complex emotional lives, especially when they tend to make really poor decisions.

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Charley

CEO

  • Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Social Science
  • True Crime

I've been slinging books since I was 18 and reading them much longer. 

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Chloe K.

Assistant Adult Buyer

  • Graphic Novels
  • LGBTQ+
  • Science Fiction

I like lesbian fiction, space opera, and graphic novels. My ideal book is a combination of all three.

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Consuelo

Adult Book Buyer

  • Classics
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction

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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Griffin like the monster

Bookseller

  • Comics
  • Fantasy
  • Graphic Novels
  • Science
  • Science Fiction

I am drawn to the strange, whether it is David Foster Wallace’s ADD driven multi-plots, epistolary works like Ella Minnow Pea, experiments like House of Leaves, hardcore nonfiction on obscure topics, or almost any graphic novel, I ain’t afraid o’ no book!

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Jack

Bookseller

  • Graphic Novels
  • Horror
  • Light Novels
  • Mythology
  • Paleontology
  • Science Fiction

Amateur writer, enjoys horror and science fiction.

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Jessica M.

Event Host & Bookseller

  • Classics
  • Dance
  • Graphic Novels
  • Horror
  • LGBTQ+
  • Magical Realism
  • Mythology
  • Nonfiction
  • Performing Arts
  • Poetry
  • Retelling
  • Science Fiction
  • Short Stories
  • Speculative Fiction

slow reader of beautiful horror and strange creations; bold contemporary graphic novels; inclusive dance-related nonfiction and history; and fiction that centers queer/BIPOC tales, wild witch women, speculative fiction fun, reinvented fairy tales and classics.

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Mallory

Assistant Events Buyer

  • Character-Driven Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Memoir
  • Young Adult

I love reading anything character driven, or where the characters and their development are the center of the book. I have ALWAYS loved young adult fiction and fantasy, and that love will never die. Big fan of memoir, fantasy, and general fiction - but mostly anything that makes me ~feel~.

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Mattie B

Bookseller III

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • LGBTQ+
  • Queer
  • Revisionist History

Hey! Mattie B here (he/they). I tend towards nonfiction and poetry, with an emphasis on taking in works from various marginalized communities. If you're looking for BIPOC/LGBTQ+/Disabled and Neurodivergent voices, I can help point you in the right direction if I don't know something myself.

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Melissa

Bookseller III

  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • History
  • Mythology
  • Science
  • Science Fiction
  • Speculative Fiction
  • True Crime
  • Young Adult

I have a bad habit of judging books by their covers, I make a Spotify playlist for every book I read (or every video game I play), and I will ask to pet your dog. Show me a book with a found-family trope and I'll love it... bonus points if it's historical fiction!

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