The Book Man

info@bookman.ca
Chilliwack    45939 Wellington Ave     604.792.4595
Abbotsford    #5-2630 Bourquin Crescent West     604.853.READ (7323)

Open 364 days a year

Chilliwack
Abbotsford
Mon-Thu:
9:00 - 6:00
9:30 - 5:30
Fri:
9:00 - 7:00
9:30 - 5:30
Sat:
9:30 - 5:30
9:30 - 5:30
Sun:
10:00 - 5:00
9:30 - 5:30
Holidays:
10:00 - 5:00
10:00 - 5:30
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Meet Our Staff

Our unique, friendly, and intelligent staff truly make The Book Man what it is.  Click on each person to read a mini-quiz that will allow you to get a better picture of who they are!

David
Co-Owner, Book Scout

Wherever Dave goes, people refer to him as 'The Book Man,' hence, the name of the store. His passion and lifelong love affair with books will be obvious to you right away! A self-taught reader, he has been voraciously consuming books since the age of four.  He loves nothing more than being surrounded by books!

Amber
Co-Owner, Manager

With nearly 21 years of experience at The Book Man, Amber truly knows the store inside and out. She is a firm believer in both creating, and participating in local culture, and truly loves what she does.  Amber is the driving force behind the internet and mail order side of the business, and recently opened a second branch of The Book Man in Abbotsford.


Sara
Customer Service &
Window Dresser

Sara is an incredible young lady who has a true passion for books, people, and (lucky for us) making beautiful displays.  Our front window and store displays are kept looking sharp under her watchful eye!

Linda
Customer Service

Linda has an extraordinary knowledge of fantasy novels, and is a wonderful, stable, peaceful soul. She is one of the hardest workers we have ever met. Linda makes essential oils and natural products on the side... if you're interested, let her know!


Kristin
Customer Service Extraodinaire

Kristin has long described The Book Man as being her dream job to friends and family, and now that she's here, we can see why. Her incredible, positive and friendly attitude coupled with her earnest, hardworking nature make her a wonderful fit for ANY job, but it's her passion for books that makes her PERFECT for The Book Man!

  

 

Natilee
Internet Sales

Natilee is our most recent addition to our s

taff at The Book Man.  After a month of learning the ropes up front, we brought her to her new "home" in the data entry department.  Already she is making herself indispensible with her helpful attitude, sunny personality and sense of humour.

 


Emily
Inventory Management &
Book Lister

Emily is a multi-tasker-extraordinaire! She sorts and inventories all of our new stock, enters them into our book software, and helps process internet orders. She is very involved with community theatre, both acting, and directing some very entertaining plays. She talks to herself a lot, but we don't mind, as she's very, very funny.


Ross
Customer Service & Book Sales

Ross brings an uncanny memory for details, a fantastic dry sense of humour, and a love of hardboiled mysteries with him to The Book Man.  A long-time customer, he has moved behind the counter to serve instead (although he's still reading like mad!)  You may recognize him from one of his many roles with The Chilliwack Players Guild, where he comfortably takes centre stage, directs and writes plays!

Bio to follow soon!

Amanda
Head of Internet Orders

Amanda's sardonic sense of humour and excellent attention to detail make her a shoe-in for The Book Man.  She dilligently takes care of our internet customers, ensuring that hundreds of books are safely mailed out internationally each week. 


Carissa
Customer Service, Abbotsford Branch

Seen on the left in this picture, Carissa is one of our more recent additions to The Book Man staff. She is chiefly found out in our Abbotsford branch, sharing her passion for books, humour and Gatsby the Cat with our customers!  She has an incredible memory for people, books, and life in general.  This results in awesomely hilarious situations such as her seeing a regular from her last job (Starbucks) and saying, "Half

Sweet Peppermint Mocha!"


Steph
Graphics Scout

Steph is our very first "Cyber Employee!"  Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Steph finds all things bookish-ly beautiful for our Pinterest boards!  She has a unique and excellent sense of style!  Visit our/her boards here!
 

 


Harry
Shipping Supervisor and Driver

We are so happy to have Harry here! He is a true innovator, always improving our working environment and taking care of so many little extras that keep the bookstore running smoothly. His quirky sense of humour, and penchant for giving us treats has us saying themantra, "We love Harry" pretty much every day!

We're so glad he's here! Most of you won't have the pleasure of meeting Harry, as he oversees our shipping department and transports books to various customers and post

offices for us!



Erik
Inventory Management

On his way to becoming a professional magician, Erik brings the same discipline and talented hands to his inventory management position.  Responsible for keeping our database up to date with portable inventory software, Erik is invaluable to helping us maintain data accuracy!  His magician services are also available for hire!
 

 


Amanda (and OhhGrr)
Customer Service

Amanda found her place at The Book Man quite easily. Her obsession to keep the store tidy and organized, her zany humour and her long time love affair with books make her a perfect fit for our store.


 


Mary
Project Coordinator

Mary is responsible for lots of behind the scenes work at the store. Her projects keep our store running smoothly. Her organizational skills are unparalleled, and she brings a whip-smart mind honed through years of teaching, higher education, setting up reading programs, traveling, living abroad, and even fighting in the Civil Rights movement down in the States.
 

 


 Buck
Custodial Engineer

(Click on Buck to see a link to some of his sculptures!)

Buck keeps our store nice and clean, and used to work in the retail part of our store as well. He's been with us for almost a decade.  He's an extremely talented stone sculptor, and now has his own janitorial company.


 

 

                            

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