Carolyn Anbar is the Children’s Room manager and buyer. (And also buys the beautiful art books and gifts). She believes strongly in the power of visual merchandising and loves to create fun and inspiring displays. Never without a book (or three), Carolyn reads mostly contemporary fiction. Her philosphy? Be kind, listen to music, and laugh.
Marisela Santiago brings her enthusiasm to the Children’s Room and can recommend great nonfiction books. She loves to visit schools and develop partnerships. Marisela enjoys a wide variety of fiction, rereading the classics and discovering new gems.
Monica Odom is the social media and online promotion guru for the bookstore, and also helps manage store events.
Emma Nathan is the resident scifi/fantasy and YA specialist.
Nicole Ban has a photographic memory. She remembers every title, every review, every author. Ask her! Nicole is in charge of all things technical. She loves Young Adult books, especially fantasy and is also fond of quirky, off-the-beaten-path fiction and mysteries. Nicole also curates our Cookbook section.
Margot Sage-EL has been happily selling books and meeting new readers since 1996. She came up through the ranks of educational development publishing and created Great Owl Books in 1993, a mail order children’s book catalog. She handles author events and public relations, and serves as our resident yenta. She is a voracious reader of new fiction and dark memoirs.