Meet Our Staff
Our unique, friendly, and intelligent staff truly make The Book Man what it is. Read each person’s description of their staff picks to get a better idea of who they are!
Amber loves surprising and delicious literature. She has a penchant for disturbing and dystopian novels and meaningful self improvement books. Anything that makes her clutch her chest or reread paragraphs in horror or awe is a definite perk. She also has a secret guilty pleasure of British romance novels.
Dave- Book Buying
Amanda- Internet Sales
Sara- Chilliwack Storefront Manager
Ashlyn- Data Entry/Sales
Ashlyn loves to read young adult fantasy books that end happily. She also loves fairy tales of all kinds, and many retellings are on her staff picks. She is fascinated by women of the past, and some historical fiction and biographies of women such as Queen Victoria are on her staff picks. Some of the authors on her staff picks include Sarah J. Maas, Marissa Meyer, Kiera Cass, and Jane Austen.
Nikki- Abbotsford Storefront Manager
Nikki likes Game of Thrones. But with jokes. She also loves Napoleon (too much) and reading about adventures on the high seas. Look for Nikki’s Picks if you like funny fantasy or naval warfare or anything in between! (Apart from romance, she doesn’t really read romance)
Erin- Data Entry
Erin reads way too much, which makes it hard to pinpoint what she likes. Erin loves books that empower. She loves books that make her cry. She loves books that make her scared for the future of our world. And when those become too much, she turns to paranormal romance to lighten the mood. Check out Erin’s Picks for authors like Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Margaret Atwood, Angie Thomas, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and George Orwell.
Margaret- Night Shelver
It is difficult to pin down what sort of book moves Margaret, and her staff picks are a reflection of that. A place full of surprises, you could go there for a beautifully illustrated kids book, an addictive YA read, some soul-crushingly realistic historical fiction, or maybe something a bit more classical. Margaret’s favourite books are East of Eden and The Ocean At The End of The Lane, but authors from Adichie to Keats to Ryga play in this corner of the store.
Jodi loves thought provoking non-fiction: books that encourage us to pull back the curtain, dig deeper, and see from a new perspective. Whether it is Sociology, Philosophy, Biography or True Crime, she is fascinated by the scope of human experience, our capacity for connection and our understanding of the mind. Intensely inspiring, terrifying and strange, her favourites include books by Jon Ronson, Eve Ensler, Alain De Botton and Brene Brown.
Alex gets warm and fuzzy for anything experimental, surreal, or absurd. He prefers to spend a lot of time chewing on a short book than a little time ploughing through a long one. His shelf is your go-to if you want something true to life: brief, weird, and full of tears.