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The Book House founder and owner since 1986, mother of three, rare book specialist and appraiser. Need a book? She can find it!

“Books unite us. Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, divides us and creates barriers.”


The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
Call Us What We Carry: Poems By Amanda Gorman Cover Image
The Lincoln Highway: A Read with Jenna Pick (A Novel) By Amor Towles Cover Image
Station Eleven: A Novel (National Book Award Finalist) By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin By Ursula  K. Le Guin Cover Image


Our British ex-patriate, unreasonably and willfully tall. Lives and breathes Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Magical Realism. And cat fur.


The Player of Games (Culture #2) By Iain M. Banks Cover Image
Last Chance to See By Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine Cover Image
The Return Of The Shadow (History of Middle-earth #6) By J.R.R. Tolkien Cover Image
Jerusalem By Alan Moore Cover Image
Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years (Michael Palin Diaries) By Michael Palin Cover Image
Papillon By Henri Charriere Cover Image


Arrived in St. Louis in 2015; loves it all except for that weird stuff you call cheese. Will read almost anything, especially if it has nice typesetting.


The Children Of Húrin By J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Alan Lee (Illustrator) Cover Image
A Room Of One's Own: The Virginia Woolf Library Authorized Edition By Virginia Woolf Cover Image
Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles #1) By Anne Rice Cover Image
Chess Story By Stefan Zweig, Joel Rotenberg (Translated by), Peter Gay (Introduction by) Cover Image
The Spire By William Golding Cover Image


Almost as tall as Dave; likes giving treats to dogs.


Red Rising (Red Rising Series #1) By Pierce Brown Cover Image
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse #1) By Dennis E. Taylor Cover Image
Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Novel By Ray Bradbury Cover Image
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) By Patrick Rothfuss Cover Image