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A Bookseller for Every Reader

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June Wilcox

June Wilcox

Job Position
Champion of Amazing People
What book changed your life?

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese: the first book read by my book club. A fabulous read that has also taught me the joy of sharing books and found family.

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Fredrik Backman, Ashley Warlick, Louise Penny, Mo Willems, Louise Erdrich
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Caprese Sandwich, Color Purple, anything on an English muffin.
What are a few of your favorite things?
Fresh flowers, the people I work with, books, whatever Teryi and Leslie are cooking, traveling anywhere
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
A dear mentor of mine used to say, “I don’t know anything, but I’ve seen everything.” That’s exactly where I stand on knowledge. I’m interested in everything. Not so much that I would read non-fiction, but interested enough that I’d watch Samin Nosrat on Netflix, or a documentary on dinosaurs.
What would you feed your favorite character?
I’d give the Pigeon another hot dog.
Job Position
Buyer
What book changed your life?

The Scarlet Letter; it was the first book I read where I realized the layers a story could contain, and that felt like magic.

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Jim Harrison, MFK Fisher, Kate Atkinson, Ross Gay, Kevin Wilson, Raymond Chandler, and on and on
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
A Mama Lorde latte and a Salted Rosemary Shortbread.
What are a few of your favorite things?
My people. My dog Frances. The ocean. A good piece of cheese, a glass of wine, live music (or baseball, or jai lai—whatever people love doing is a joy to watch.)
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Writing, cooking, yoga. Seashells of the Eastern Seaboard, breeds of dog, knitting. My obsessions are many.
What would you feed your favorite character?

My favorite answer is my husband’s answer: “my second favorite character.” But my favorite character might be Grady Tripp from Wonderboys, or Arthur Less from Less, or Nordstrom from The Man Who Gave Up His Name, and all those men need a big martini and a good nap.

Ashley Warlick

Ashley Warlick

Teryi Youngblood Musolf

Job Position
Executive Chef
What book changed your life?

The Hobbit

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Charlotte Bronte
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Coconut Latte and the lemon cookie
What are a few of your favorite things?
Silence, mountains, pine forests, family time (not necessarily in that order, or ever at the same time)
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?

Food science, ethnic cuisine, chaos

What would you feed your favorite character?
Elevenses, of course…scones with clotted cream, smoked trout sandwiches, cucumber pickles, and tea.
Job Position
All things kids and schools.
What book changed your life?

Nancy Drew and the Secret of the Old Clock. I still love Nancy! A strong female character with a great group of family and friends, helping people, solving mysteries, and driving a blue convertible! Goals!

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?

I can’t pick a favorite but I would love to have a chat with Ian Fleming. What range… James Bond and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
I’m a simple girl – a Cafe Latte and a Morning Glory Muffin.
What are a few of your favorite things?
Fries, boat rides, smiley faces, dogs, Paris.
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
I’m an expert level worrier, also very good at procrastinating, and overscheduling—the trifecta of fun.
What would you feed your favorite character?

My favorite character is the horse in Fallen Land… so…hay.

Susan Williams

Susan Williams

Felicia Sartor

Job Position
Inventory Manager
What book changed your life?

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Jane Austen, Lee Childs, Sally Hepworth, John Sandford
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Curry Chicken Salad, chocolate chip cookies, rice crispy treats
What are a few of your favorite things?
Books of course, Bubble Baths, Music, Candles, and being with my family.
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Sports, Autism, Music, specifically as it pertains to my family.
What would you feed your favorite character?
Lasagna
Job Position
Store Manager
What book changed your life?

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Samantha Irby, Neil Gaiman, N.K. Jemisen, Jane Austen
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Whatever Teryi and Leslie tell me to try. They are always making new amazing things!
What are a few of your favorite things?
My dog Rory, zinnias, freshly baked bread, slow mornings at home.
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Fantasy films from the ’80s, buddy comedies from the ’90s, and why romance novels are good, actually.
What would you feed your favorite character?

I’d make Anne Eliott from Jane Austen’s Persuasion some toast and jam. She is so busy taking care of others and she needs someone to put her needs first for a change.

Alyssa Fikse

Alyssa Fikse

Savannah Emory

Savannah Emory

Job Position
Event Manager and Life of the Party
What book changed your life?
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Tennessee Williams, Lindy West, Kate Hamill, and Edgar Allan Poe
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
The Dark Pines, always iced, and a chocolate chip cookie, usually fresh out of the oven. Lunch, on the other hand, is the Black bean Chicken Flatbread.
What are a few of your favorite things?
Spending time with my siblings (there’s eight of us), being in nature next to a river or just any water, and reading on decks that don’t belong to me.
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Movies & TV trivia, all things theater, traveling (especially Europe and Southeast Asia), camping next to active volcanos, and bees and beekeeping (it’s the inspiration of my first play).
What would you feed your favorite character?
We’re eating Tempe Manis Goreng (it’s pretty much a heavenly spicy tempe and green beans in a sweet soy sauce) from my homeland (Indonesia).
Job Position
Media, Marketing, & PR
What book changed your life?

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney is a gorgeous children’s picture book about traveling the world, living simply by the sea, and leaving the world a more beautiful place. As a kid, the illustrations and ideas inspired the way I dreamed about my life. Now, it reminds me that underneath all the big dreams, the little things like beautiful lupines are what make all the difference.

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
C. S. Lewis, Flannery O’Connor, Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, Shauna Niequist, Kristin Hannah, Sally Hepworth
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Literally anything Chef Teryi and Leslie make is GOLD. My favorite thing to do is have them surprise me!
What are a few of your favorite things?

Besides writing and books, I love trying new restaurants, becoming a regular, learning about wine and whiskey, dancing at home, running outside, spending time with friends and family in the slow hours of the afternoon, and anything BBC. I love seeing live theatre, listening to a musician’s music until I know everything they’ve ever done, and watching movies once it’s dark. Also, Little House on the Prairie and Survivor. Forever.

What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
The Christian life, Mississippi authors, C. S. Lewis, Flannery O’Connor, memoir as a genre, Jane Austen, Western film and lit, and BBC!
What would you feed your favorite character?
I would feed Anne Shirley Cuban picadillo! (I’m half Cuban.) I love her and her zeal for life, and I bet she’d love Cuban food and probably never had it.
Maria Sivils

Maria Sivils

Leslie Urbina

Leslie Urbina

Job Position
Pastry Assistant
What book changed your life?

The Miracle of Mindfulness

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Mobi Ho
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Vanilla cinnamon latte with a chocolate chip cookie
What are a few of your favorite things?
Baking, yoga, hikes, and any adventure with my daughter!
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Cooking, baking, yoga, music! And gardening/homesteading!
What would you feed your favorite character?
A traditional Mexican meal (chicken in Mole Verde with rice, beans and homemade tortillas).
Job Position

Assistant Kitchen Manager

What book changed your life?

The Aeneid! It made me realize that I want to work towards getting a masters in classics!

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
For fiction? I know I can always pick up anything by V. E. Schwab and know I’ll have a good time. For non-fiction, Mary Roach can’t be beat!
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
I really like the blondie paired with a Louisa May Alcott!
What are a few of your favorite things?
Anything with an interesting narrative. Books, video games, podcasts- if there’s a story, I’m there! I also enjoy crafting—making something from nothing is such a rewarding experience.
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
I’m extremely interested in the craft of bookbinding. While I’m not an expert, I love learning more about the different ways books can be made and why they were made that way, especially the historically handmade books of the past.
What would you feed your favorite character?
I make a good cauliflower and chickpea curry, so probably that!

Lauren Kohnle

Evie Bates

Evie Bates

Job Position
Barista
What book changed your life?

All That’s Left Unsaid by Tracey Lien

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Seanan McGuire, Gillian Flynn
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
A Maine Lunch and Rosemary Shortbread
What are a few of your favorite things?
Whiskers on kittens, hikes that end in waterfalls, rocks to climb or repel, water to float on, the morning sun through my window, a glass of wine that you want to last forever, and snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes.
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Historical epidemiology, calligraphy, emergency medicine, Latin, ice cream, flower pressing, Eritrean and Ethiopian World War II history, queer health and wellness, and edible wild plants
What would you feed your favorite character?
Miso glazed seared swordfish in sake butter on a bed of bok choy
Job Position
Bookseller
What book changed your life?

The Alchemist

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Shari Lapena
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
The Color Purple & Blueberry Goat Cheese Scone
What are a few of your favorite things?
Boba tea, good food, videos of people falling, board games & puzzles, Cardi B, & spending quality time with people I love.
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Food Science, culinary arts
What would you feed your favorite character?
Guac & chips as an appetizer, Tacos de birria, a large Mexican coke, and a homemade flan for dessert.

Angie Castillo

Jaime Hammer

Jaime Hammer

Job Position
Barista
What book changed your life?

Most books have made some kind of impact on me. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Book of Delights by Ross Gay are a couple.

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Ada Limón, Josie Silver, Erin Morgenstern
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Browned Butter Rice Crispy Treat and iced Dark Pines with oat milk!
What are a few of your favorite things?
1. Cake 2. Stickers 3. All dogs and cats
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?

Human sexuality and relationships! I’ve read several books on the topic (including my staff pick, Tell Me What You Want by Justin Lehmiller), and I’m starting grad school in Fall of 2022 to begin my journey towards becoming a licensed sex therapist.

What would you feed your favorite character?
Picture this: I’m 14. It’s the first day of summer camp. I make some almond butter and jelly sammies, slice up some apples and oranges, throw in some string cheese. And then I’m off to share lunch and adventure with all my friends from Lumberjanes!
Job Position
Bookseller
What book changed your life?

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Louise Erdrich, Donna Tartt, Julie Garwood
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Vanilla Latte and the Blueberry Scone
What are a few of your favorite things?

Melodrama by Lorde, Reality TV, and some tasty pasta

What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
As an education major, I am passionate about educational equity and a student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Outside of the classroom, I devote my time to learning about indigenous women, and their right to safety and sovereignty.
What would you feed your favorite character?
I would love to introduce any of my favorite Historical Romance heroines an ice-cold Coke. I can picture it now, a duchess from the 1800’s on an insane sugar high!
Kate Harrison

Kate Harrison

Jordan Hemphill

Job Position
Bookseller
What book changed your life?

The Ethical Slut

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Jaqueline Woodson, Rachel Held Evans, C.S. Lewis, Charlotte Brontë, Khaled Hosseini
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Rice Krispy Treat and iced Lilac Girls
What are a few of your favorite things?
Snuggling with a blanket, my cats, Saturday mornings at the farmers market, and fresh flowers.
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Social justice, child welfare, poverty, and relationships.
What would you feed your favorite character?
Trader Joe’s Cacio e Pepe
Job Position
Bookseller
What book changed your life?

One book that changed my life, in the fact that it was one that impacted my love for reading while growing up, was The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop.

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Erin Morganstern, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Becca Fitzpatrick are a few of my favorites.
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
I love getting an iced Color Purple, and I have to say, the peach hand pie is my new favorite treat.
What are a few of your favorite things?
A few of my favorite things include my dog Porter, cozy sweaters, and PowerPoint nights with my best friend.
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
I’m really interested in crime and crafts! I love learning about forensics throughout history and, at the same time, if I’m lucky, creating something through any art medium, but especially cross-stitch or embroidery.
What would you feed your favorite character?
I would probably feed Sherlock Holmes an extreme sour warhead candy, which I think he would absolutely love or hate.
Sarah Hudson

Sarah Hudson

Alexis Krueger

Alexis Krueger

Job Position
Barista
What book changed your life?

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Christopher Paolini
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Lavender Girl with avocado toast
What are a few of your favorite things?
Cats, art, nature
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Culinary arts, health, mindfulness
What would you feed your favorite character?
Sushi
Job Position

Bookseller Extraordinaire

What book changed your life?

Sabriel by Garth Nix – My mom used to take us to the library once a week, and this was the first book I found which truly made me realize what fiction could do. Not only were the characters incredibly vibrant, the world Garth Nix built was immersive and absorbing.

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Brandon Sanderson, Max Hastings, Brian Jacques, Ian W. Toll
 
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
I revel in the simple things in life. The Eugenia is the BLT perfected by a master of her craft.
What are a few of your favorite things?
Rock and roll, cooking, driving, hiking, sci-fi, high fantasy, music history, adventure, & exploration. 
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?

Mesopotamian History, Military History, Middle Eastern History

What would you feed your favorite character?
I bake one of the world’s best apple pies. They and their friends can come along for that treat.

Miles Nuckolls

Dena Revis

Dena Revis

Job Position
Barista
What book changed your life?

If You Feel Too Much by Jamie Tworkowski

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Jamie Tworkowski, Tyler Knott Gregson, Megan Miranda
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Iced vanilla latte with cinnamon and a GF Strawberry Rhubarb muffin
What are a few of your favorite things?
Cats, nature, books, music, family
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Psychology, child development
What would you feed your favorite character?
Ice Cream
Job Position
Bookseller
What book changed your life?

My Side of The Mountain. It inspired one of many of my runaway attempts.

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Issa, Basho, Buson, Jim Harrison, Silvia Plath, Robert Haas, Steinbeck, Neitzhche and whoever the hell wrote the recipe for a gin and tonic.
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
A double espresso and half of a chocolate chip cookie with milk. Preferably with a milk mustache as a result.
What are a few of your favorite things?
Ordering obscure books for the store and then selling them like a used car salesman selling an ’82 Chevette.
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
How to drink water from a mountain without purifying it.
What would you feed your favorite character?
I would like to feed Janie Mae Crawford oysters and whisky while we sit under a pear tree and, well, I’ll be wearing linen and she will be in a flowery cotton dress.
Jim Scott

Jim “James Ray” Scott

Hallie Shuler

Hallie Shuler

Job Position
Barista
What book changed your life?

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
Neil Gaiman, Isaac Asimov, Terry Pratchett, Grady Hendrix, Stephen King, Tamsyn Nuir
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
Color Purple with a Chocolate Chip Cookie
What are a few of your favorite things?
Dogs, Reptiles, Writing, Horror, Video Games, the color Green
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Mental Health and Neurodivergency, the inner workings of media, and many small things (want a fun fact of the day, I’m your girl!)
What would you feed your favorite character?
My dad’s homemade fried chicken
Job Position
Bookseller
What book changed your life?

Boy, this is tough. I think the first book that comes to mind is The Saturday Night Ghost Club.

Who is(are) your favorite author(s)?
I think as a kid I liked Rick Riordan a whole lot (as we all did). I can remember making my mom take me to the bookstore every time a new book of his came out, and finishing it before the end of the day.
What is your favorite drink and treat combo, or lunch, from Camilla Kitchen?
I really love a hazelnut latte and then a nice warm chocolate chip cookie.
What are a few of your favorite things?
Hmm I really enjoy the beach, reading, good days when my whole family is together, and then hot weather. Also Mike and Ike’s. Love those.
What are some subjects you are especially interested in or knowledgeable about?
Well I came into college a history major, but then dropped that real quick. But I still enjoy it. I’m Literature, though I read mostly fiction/YA with a focus on fantasy, I would say. I love to nerd out in the world a good author can create.
What would you feed your favorite character?
I’m a terrible cook, so I would probably take them to a nice restaurant with me. Perhaps Tito’s pizza in town. (The character is Coriolanus Snow).
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