Meet The Team
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” - Jas Takhar
Favorite Book(s): The Alchemist & Good To Great
Favorite Movie(s): Spaceballs & Back-to-the Future
What I like to do when not working: Hanging out with my kids, watching movies, eating out.
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.
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(s): 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.
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.
My role on this team is to help the community feel comfortable in their local Book store and to help them find what they are looking for. I feel like as a fellow reader I am able to help customers find new books or maybe read something they never would have in the first place.
Favorite Quote: “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Favorite Book: I could never pick a favorite book, it would be too difficult. But "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" was my favorite growing up.
Favorite Movie: My Favorite Movie is Aladdin
When I am not working I am always playing video games with my friends, reading, or hanging out with my puppy!
I am a sales associate who wants to help you find a book you will love! I am here to assist you with anything you need. My number one goal is customer satisfaction.
I think I was selected for this team to do my best at making the workload a little lighter for everyone, and ensuring customers are happy.
Favorite quote: "Carpe Diem, seize the day boys. Make your life extraordinary."- robin willams in dead poets society
Favorite book: Anything by Lucy Score.
Favorite movie: Dead poets society.
When i am not working: I am writing poetry, or reading a book.
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.
I'm Morgan, and I've always loved delving into new worlds and meeting new people through books and movies. I believe that storytelling is one of the best things we possess as humans!
Favorite quote: "Have courage and be kind"
Favorite book(s): Circe by Madeline Miller or Pride and Prejudice
Favorite movie(s): Knives Out or Tangled
What I like to do when I'm not working: Hang out with my dogs, play improv games, spend too much time playing The Sims 4.
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.
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.
I'm a sales associate here and I love to read - so helping you to find a book you can't put down is my goal! I've been a board gamer and puzzler since a young age so let me help you find one you love!
Favorite Quote: "Let your smile change the world, but don't let the world change" - Connor Franta
Favorite Book(s): A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Favorite Movie(s): Startdust and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
When I'm not working, I love to garden, lay out with a good book, or play with my dog and two cats. I'm an avid concert goer - metal music is my favorite! I also enjoy traveling and checking out local spots around Omaha!
It Could Be You!
Interested in joining our team, stop by any of our four locations and ask for an application.
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 movie with dragons
What I like to do when not working: Making people happy and finding food.
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.
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.
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.
Hey, I'm Molly! My pronouns are they/them and I am so excited to share my love of all things books and movies with the community. An avid watcher/reader/collector of the former, I am here to help with any of your queries!
Favorite quote: "Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine." - The Imitation Game
Favorite Book(s): The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The Picture of Dorian Gray, If We Were Villains
Favorite Movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
When not at the bookstore, I love reading and watching movies, of course, but I also love going thrifting, working on sewing projects, and writing!