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Meet The Team

Book Nook Owner DaRonn Washington


I’m DaRonn.  I am the owner of The Book Nook. I have been in the book industry since 2017 and have a bachelor’s in business.   I got my start selling online and out of the back seat of my car until I was able to live my dream of opening a brick and mortar store.  


Favorite Quote: “It takes a lifetime of hard work to be an overnight success”


Favorite Books: The Alchemist & Good To Great


Favorite Movies:  Spaceballs & Back-to-the Future


What I like to do when not working: Hanging out with my kids, watching movies, eating out.

Book Nook Developer Brittny Escamilla


It’s Brittny here! My experience with the book industry has been on-n-off these last few years. My true passion is data analytics. So it’s been a dream come true working with the Book Nook.


Favorite Quote: It’s a sports reference but I feel it ties into all aspects of life: “Success isn't given. It's earned. On the track, on the field, in the gym. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear."


Favorite Book: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared


Favorite Movie: Bella


What I like to do when not working: Relaxing with a good book, exploring the outdoors with Winston, or in the winter-time a good (video) game.

Book Nook Bookstore Dog Winston


My name is Winston and I'm the store greeter. I like meeting new people (though I have my shy moments).


Favorite Quote: “Good Boy”


Favorite Book: Whatever book I happen to fall-asleep on


Favorite Movie: Any movies with dragons


What I like to do when not working: Making people happy and finding food.

Virginia Book Nook Sales Team


My name is Virginia! I help customers around the store with my knowledge of literature. I am an avid book lover who will read just about anything I can get my hands on.


Favorite Quote: "That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero"

-- Stan Lee

Favorite Books: Frankenstein & On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Favorite Movies:  Captain America: The Winter Soldier & Hidden Figures

What I like to do when not working: Playing tennis with friends, drawing, and hiking.

Ashely Book Nook Sales Team


I'm a sales associate, and I believe I was given the opportunity to work here due to the joy I get from helping other fellow readers find a fun adventure to take home with them!


Favorite Quote: “Take me with you. For laughs, for luck, for the unknown. Take me with you.”

Favorite Book:  The Last Unicorn

Favorite Movie:  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


What I like to do when not working:

Drawing and writing are my creative hobbies, so when I'm not working you can most likely find me doodling away while listening to YouTube videos.

Lara Book Nook Sales Team


Hello! My name is Lara and I am a sales associate for the BookNook. I enjoy helping get the books, movies, games, etc ready for people to find. I am able to see new genres and ideas everyday. It is so nice to learn and help people who love to read.

Favorite Quote: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life"

Favorite Book: Jane Eyre as a stand alone book and then Earth''s Children Series by Jean Auel

Favorite Movie: Sleeping Beauty

I enjoy the outdoors and attending baseball games. I am trying to work on not watching so much TV (I can watch cooking shows forever!) by starting to relearn crochet and cross-stitching.

Shaee Book Nook Sales Team


Hi I’m Shaee! I am an avid book lover and I love helping customers find items and offer recommendations. I believe that books/the written word hold a lot of power especially in growing times.

Favorite Quote: Learn from other people's mistakes. Life is too short to make them all yourself. -Sam Levenson 

Favorite Book: The Light Between Oceans & Fahrenheit 451 

Favorite Movie: Anything Wonder Woman 

What I like to do when not working: Relaxing with a good book, exploring new restaurants, or spending time with my family

Hannah Book Nook Sales Team


I have a great passion and love for the written word, and I really enjoy sharing that with others, especially when I get to help them find their next favorite book at our stores!

Favorite Quote: “We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”

Favorite Book: Making me choose a favorite book is like making a parent choose their favorite child. I'll go with Geektastic as it's one I want a second copy of to keep pristine and preserved on my shelf. 


Favorite Movie: Princess Bride. Or Mulan. 


When I'm not working I like to write or draw while listening to music or spend my time watching videos on YouTube. 

Veronika Book Nook Sales Team


Lindsay Book Nook Sales Team


Friendly Neighborhood Nerd and Sci-fi/Fantasy Ambassador

Favorite Quote:  "Not all who wander are lost." -Gandalf

Favorite Book(s): The Broken Earth Series by N.K. Jemison (Current Favorite)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (All-time favorite)

Favorite Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas


When I'm not working, I narrate audiobooks, practice martial arts and play with my cats.

Elaina Book Nook Sales Team


Hello! My name is Elaina and I of course love to read. I update my Goodreads religiously. I get really excited in bookstores so what better way to share my excitement than working in one!

Favorite Quote:  "Life is trying things to see if they work." -Ray Bradbury

Favorite Book: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Favorite Movie(s): Emma (2020), Little Women (2019)

When I'm not working, I spend a lot of time with my family, love shopping, and watching video essays on YouTube.

Halley Book Nook Sales Team


My love of books was probably a plus, but I feel like my background in small business was what made me a good candidate for the team!


Favorite Quote: "No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world." -Robbie Williams (Dead Poets Society)


Favorite Book: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas


Favorite Movie:  The Tourist 


Outside of work, I like to spend time with my friends and family.

Hi! My name is Veronika! I love the opportunity to be able to connect with people through books and being able to help them find their next favorite read.

Favorite Quote:  " It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for - and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool - for love - for your dreams - for the adventure of being alive.” - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Favorite Book(s): The Four Agreements & The Silent Patient

Favorite Movie: The Adventures of Picasso (1972)

When I am not working, I enjoy traveling, working on my paintings and playing soccer.

Lilla Book Nook Sales Team


Provide a great bookstore experience for the local community.

Favorite Quote:  "Love the life you live. Live the life you love." - Bob Marley

Favorite Book: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Favorite Movie: Mamma Mia

When I am not working, I enjoy playing with my cat and going to concerts.

Leah Book Nook Sales Team


Hi, my name’s Leah! I’ve loved reading since I was a little kid so it’s a dream come true to be able to work to help people find their passion for books.

Favorite Quote:  “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” - Maya Angelou

Favorite Book: Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Favorite Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

When I am not at work, I love to read and spend time with my cats in my free time. I also like watching and rewatching Gilmore girls, especially during fall.

Dominic Book Nook Sales Team


Bio coming soon!

Miranda Book Nook Sales Team


Bio coming soon!


Maria Book Nook Sales Team


As a sales associate, my job is to make sure you have a fun, welcoming experience in our stores and hopefully help you find your new favorite book.  

Favorite Quote: "Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." Rachel Carson

Favorite Book: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin and Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Favorite Movie(s): Lady Bird and The Last Five Years

When I'm not working I love playing video games, Dungeons and Dragons, and reading! 

Jordan Book Nook Sales Team


Being an avid reader myself, working in a bookstore is the ideal job for me. Combined with my perseverance, I'm happy to help with any literary needs that might walk through the door.


Favorite Quote: "Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you." - Eckhart Tolle

Favorite Book(s): Game of Thrones, and the rest of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series

Favorite Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

I bounce back and forth between being an adrenaline junkie and a homebody. Some days all I plan on doing is reading, other days I'm planning my next cross-country trip or tattoo piece.

Book Nook Now Hiring

It Could Be You!

Interested in joining our team,

stop by any of our three locations and ask for an application.

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