Our fearless leader and honourary Great Owl. He used to be a snob for depressing literary fiction, but has recently been pulled to toward the Dark Side of Reading, aka Genre Fiction. Now retired, but when not reading or helping us out with last minute emergencies, he can be seen walking (spoiling) he and Susan's sweet pup, Rosie.
Our beloved Burrowing Owl, Susan is co-owner of the store. When she's not in the back room impeccably curating our stock, she's reading and recommending mysteries, romantic suspense, fantasy, and supporting a healthy addiction to cookbooks. She is our school order expert! Let her help you stock your school libraries today.
Ryan, our other beloved co-owner, brings to the Nest a true passion for books (and for alphabetization). He can match Michael for a love of depressing literary fiction when he's not enjoying a good mid-grade novel. If you don't meet his kind self in the store itself, then you surely will out and about with our pop-up store at literary events, Wordfest, or one of the many festivals around town.
Our favourite Nester has flown home! Back by popular demand, Judith has brought her many, many years of bookselling experience back to our Nest. She can always point you in right direction -from historical fiction, to the best in business books, from teen fiction to everything kitties- any book she puts in your hand is guaranteed to please.
With an extraordinary knack for organziation, Kristi keeps the Nest hooting along as our Operations Manager. A veteran bookseller, Kristi knows just how to help you find that fantastic new read, especially if you like science fiction and fantasy. We would never find anything without her, so if you are looking for a hard to find title, she's the help you need and the one we all turn to!
Sarah is our Events Manager Extraordinaire. A published author herself, she brings her love of eclectic fiction to our more than 120 author events each year. From 2SLGBTQIA and POC authors, short story compilations, or Horror fiction, Sarah will recommend that rare read that will change your perspective. As the host of our in-store Bookclubs, she knows how people think about books. Be warned, though, when your instore reading goes overtime, she also has great accuracy with a thrown stuffed owl!
Tina joined the Owl's Nest family through volunteering at Wordfest. With her sunny personality we just had to have her in our flock. In charge of all the displays, she keeps our little Nest looking beautiful! Need a good book to leave you with all the feelings? Historical fiction, family sagas, contemporary relationships and a passion for a good myth retelling? Tina knows all the best ones.
Bookseller, editor and literary agent, Stacey certainly does know books! Which makes her a perfect fit for the Nest. She can recommend a book for, honestly, any type of literary need. I am not kidding: Picture Books, YA, Middle Grade, Current Events, Fiction, Mystery, Science or Horror - she knows it all! Worried you have too many books? Stacey can assure you that is impossible and that you are right at home.
The newest addition to the Nest, a lover of fantasy fiction, and ready to greet you with a smile! Already one of us, she catches on quickly and can help you find, or order, the perfect book, tidy picked-over displays, or jump into receiving- making sure you always have the perfect Owl's Nest experience! We are thrilled to welcome Michelle as a member of our great bookselling team.
Jen is our ever important Social Media Coordinator, and our snappiest dresser. A wildly eclectic reader, her bookshelf (much like her busy brain) is mainly organized chaos of every genre and then some. Always ready with an encouraging word, or funny dog photo, she is bound to brighten your day! Seriously, bring your pups by to meet her - they will not regret it.
The first real Owlet! Ryan and Nikki welcomed their (our) little bundle of joy in December of 2022, and we couldn't resist adding her as our newest bookseller...soon enough she will be picking her favourites all on her own!
Sandy is has held the volunteer position of Receiver General for over 20 years! Mamma Sandy is our official Champion Speed Reader, known to get through three or more cosy mysteries in a single
A bookseller for 15 years, we couldn't have found anyone better to join our flock. A lover of the social sciences and contemporary literary fiction, she's our go-to for quirky, but educational, reads. Want to really think? Pick up what Autumn recommends!