Meet our booksellers and preview some of their latest favourite booksOne thing that sets Bookmark apart is our team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic booksellers. No matter what you’re in search of when you walk into our store, someone on staff is sure to have the perfect suggestion for you! Not sure which bookseller will be the most helpful in your next quest for biblio-bliss? Click below to learn our individual tastes and interests.
Michael is one of those book addicts whose kitchen cupboards reveal boxes of pancake mix and fusilli snuggled against Dostoyevsky and Atwood. His last bookcase has gone missing …. Behind piles of books! One of the few reasons Michael would like to be a home owner is the possibility of having a proper library. And a dog.
Dan is living his dream of owning and working in a bookstore. He enjoys reading poetry, books on political science, theology, social justice, gardening and the occassional good novel. He has an on-going obsession with anything by or about Wendel Berry, books about books and a developing obsession with books about trees.
Margaret has no qualms about jumping ahead to the end of a book to decide if it is worth continuing, and rejecting it if it doesn't measure up. Life's too short to read anything that doesn't delight you.
Danielle is an avid reader and music lover. The weirder, the better! Her favourite authors include Clarice Lispector, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, W.G. Sebald, and H.P. Lovecraft.
Katie is a wannabe academic whose influences include Roland Barthes, Nadezhda Mandelstam, and Snoopy. Bookwise, she is a lowkey Russophile but generally digs caustic humour, highfalutin allusions, and most of all, brazen grandmothers (for reference, see Gorky's My Childhood and Dostoyevsky's Gambler).
"Books are the carriers of tradition and the seeds of change; a source of solitary enjoyment and communal celebration; beautiful physical objects and abstract spaces for language and thought; work and pleasure; desirable and burdensome; always doomed and always thriving; cheap thrills and pricey enlightenment; worth talking about, worth fighting for, worth loving, worth sharing, worth making a life about."
--Jessica Stockton, events coordinator at McNally Robinson Booksellers, New York City