Meet The Team

DaRonn Washington Book Nook Owner

DaRonn

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.

Brittny Book Nook Bookstore

Brittny

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.

Winston 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

Virginia

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.

Ashley Fouche Book Nook

Ashley

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.

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Lara

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.

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Shaee

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

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Hannah

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. 

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Veronika

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Lindsay

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.
 

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Elaina

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.
 

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Halley

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.
 

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Lilla

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.
 

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Leah

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.

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It Could Be You!

Interested in joining our team,

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