Role at Flyleaf: Owner and General Manager
Six favorite books: City of Thieves by David Benioff, A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt, Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead, Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson, and any smart British mystery by the likes of John LeCarre, Ian Rankin, Tana French, and Mick Herron (Slow Horses/Slough House Series)
How I'd describe my taste in books: "Gritty or witty, with memorable characters with an interesting and atmospheric setting. No kissing!"
What I enjoy outside of Flyleaf: " Watch baseball, listen to live music, and of course, read!"
Role at Flyleaf: Lead Buyer and Manager
Six favorite books: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, The Bell by Iris Murdoch, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes, Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol, More, More, More Said the Baby by Vera Williams
How I'd describe my taste in books: "Omnivorous with a preference for books written about places and things outside of my personal experience."
What I enjoy outside of Flyleaf: "Board games, lists, family, and contending with my rapscallion of a basset hound. I love reading on airplanes."
Role at Flyleaf: Bookseller, Returns & Receiving
How I'd describe my taste in books: "Horror, southern lit, niche nonfiction."
What I enjoy outside of Flyleaf: "Food, music, movies, family."
Role at Flyleaf: Gifts and "Crapola" Buyer
How I'd describe my taste in books: "Mostly, I like literary novels that make me feel bad."
What I enjoy outside of Flyleaf: "Sweeping up dog hair; posting belligerent political posts on social media."
Role at Flyleaf: Marketing and Events Manager
Six favorite books: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, The Awakening by Kate Chopin
How I'd describe my taste in books: "I'll read anything if it's well-written! I love literary fiction, mysteries, thrillers, romance, classics, magical realism, fantasy, pop science, sci-fi...and all things Sherlock Holmes, in the canon or fan fiction!"
What I enjoy outside of Flyleaf: "I love to be outside - biking, camping and being near water - swimming or paddling. Also cooking, cats, traveling, sewing, and organizing get-togethers that involve my friends & family, museums or live music, and a fancy picnic."
Role at Flyleaf: Lead Children's Bookseller, Youth Advisory Board (YAB) Lead
Six favorite books: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket, Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, The Black Cathedral by Marcial Gala, Holes by Louis Sachar
How I'd describe my taste in books: "Anything darkly humorous, anything involving taxidermy, and anything with stupid adults and intelligent children. But also, mysteries and thrillers, magical realism, horror, and some literary fiction."
What I enjoy outside of Flyleaf: "Cuddling with my dog (Josephine) and my four cats (Murakami, Molière, Beatrice, and Oliver), taking care of my large houseplant collection, and bartending at Belltree Cocktail Club in Carrboro."
Role at Flyleaf: Bookseller, Used Book Buyer
How I'd describe my taste in books: "I like books that are darkly funny or just plain heartbreaking. I love the absurd and the surreal, including the absurdly mundane and the surrealness of everyday life. More and more I find myself reading and loving translated literature."
What I enjoy outside of Flyleaf: "I enjoy both cats and dogs. I enjoy watching soccer and listening to music (often in the company of cats and dogs). I enjoy collecting books and arranging them into stacks with the best intentions of reading them one day."
Role at Flyleaf: Bookseller
How I'd describe my taste in books: "I love weird contemporary fiction, anything involving narratives of childhood, and nature writing."
What I enjoy outside of Flyleaf: "Taco Bell, petting cats, hanging out with friends and family, road trips."
Role at Flyleaf: Bookseller
Five favorite books: Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Delights by Ross Gay, Ulysses by James Joyce, If This Isn't Nice, What Is? by Kurt Vonnegut, and The Princess Bride by William Goldman.
How I'd describe my taste in books: "I like philosophy (especially ethics and metaphysics), poetry (especially about wonder and mortality), science (especially ecology and math), and magical realism (especially the heartbreaking and the weird)."
What I enjoy outside of Flyleaf: "Singing, reading, debate (join DiPhi!), and spending time with friends."
Role at Flyleaf: Bookseller, Events & Social Media Coordinator
How I'd describe my taste in books: "I enjoy memoirs (despite of whether I personally like the person or not), poetry, fiction, and YA books.
What I enjoy outside of Flyleaf: "I love all things cinema and art. I love watching and analyzing films. If the film truly captures my attention, I will review it on my personal movie journal!"
Role at Flyleaf: Bookseller
Five favorite books: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin, In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado, The Devourers by Indra Das, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, and The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi
How I'd describe my taste in books: "I like weird things with strong character arcs and lyrical prose. I mostly focus on fantastical realism, unconventional fantasy, and stories that play with or ignore genre, but I'll read anything with strong enough characters--bonus points if it does something I haven't seen before"
What I enjoy outside of Flyleaf: "Tabletop RPGs, writing, procrastinating on writing, getting lost in the woods, kvetching "