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Antonia Squire

Antonia has been a children's bookseller for almost 20 years. She started her bookselling career in Northern California, then relocated back to the UK in 2015 where she  ran her own bookshop on the Dorset Coast.

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A Spoonful of Frogs: A Halloween Book for Kids By Casey Lyall, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator) Cover Image

Jennifer Adams

A long-time friend of the bookstore, Jennifer Adams received her degree in English literature from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is the author of more than fifty books and has worked as a writer and editor for many years.

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Margaret Brennan Neville

When the Bookmobile lady told my mom I needed a bigger library, we started going to the Sprague branch in Sugarhouse.

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A World of Curiosities: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #18) By Louise Penny Cover Image

Anne "AB" Brillinger

From her earliest memory, AB has never been without a dog or a book. She lives with one of the former (Sunny) and a thousand or so of the latter in the TKE neighborhood.

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Betsy Burton

Betsy Burton is the co-founder of The King's English Bookshop.

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Ann Cannon

Utah native Ann Cannon is a bookseller, newspaper columnist and award-winning children's author who once wrote a series of easy readers about two stupid pirates. In order to better understand her characters, Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe, Ann spent some time wearing an eye patch.

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Calvin Crosby

In 2021 I returned to Utah and Salt Lake City after 25 plus years in Northern California. My husband and I returned to take over The King’s English Bookshop’s founder Betsy Burton’s share in the store.

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The Gutter Prayer (The Black Iron Legacy #1) By Gareth Hanrahan Cover Image

Will Eakland

Will is the shipping/receiving manager and IT manager at the King's English Bookshop. This position involves receiving and maintaining incoming inventory every day.

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The English Understand Wool (Storybook ND Series) By Helen DeWitt Cover Image

Rob Eckman

Rob has been a bookseller for nearly 25 years and enjoys all genres of books but particularly philosophy, history, science and nature and children's picture books.

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Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel By Shelby Van Pelt Cover Image

Vivian Evans

A long time member and former president of The Children's Literature Association of Utah, Vivian loves people and books. When the two come together, she is especially happy.

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The Premonition: A Pandemic Story By Michael Lewis Cover Image

Sue Fleming

Why is a retired nurse working in a bookstore? Several years ago I completed a very satisfying career as a nurse with communities, hospitals, colleges and for the Utah Army National Guard. I love working for The King's English and am having a grand experience reading everything as fast as I can!

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The Heron's Cry: A Detective Matthew Venn Novel (The Two Rivers Series #2) By Ann Cleeves Cover Image

Wendy Foster Leigh

Retired English teacher and administrator, she finds nothing more wonderful than having a cat on the knee and a book in hand. She is an Anglophile and lover of mystery and fantasy novels--often set in the wilds of Lancashire or Yorkshire.

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image

Mickey George

Whether in a library, bookstore, or writing her own, Mickey has always been surrounded by books. She lives in Salt Lake City with two adorable troublemaking dogs and has a long time passion for graphic novels and comics, and a new passion for Dungeons and Dragons. 

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The Stranger I Become: On Walking, Looking, and Writing By Katharine Coles Cover Image

Linda Gurrister

Linda Gurrister is a long time Utah resident. She is a retired psychotherapist and also a "closet bibliophile" who has recently "come out." Working at The King's English combines her passion for good books with her love of people.

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Anne of Green Gables (An Anne of Green Gables Novel) By L. M. Montgomery Cover Image

Kim Hacking

I joined the TKE holiday wrapping team a decade ago and just recently became a children's book seller. It has been a dream come true. I was a late bloomer to any real consistant reading until I had my first baby in my late 20's.

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The Four Winds: A Novel By Kristin Hannah Cover Image

Becky Hall

Becky has been a book lover all her life. When she was little, she read every one of the children’s biographies in her local library. She became an elementary school teacher and finally found her way to the best job in the world as the elementary school librarian at Rowland Hall.

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