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Severance: A Novel Cover Image

Dawn Houghton

... is always aspiring.

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image

Val Kittel

Once upon a time in the early 2000’s, or late 1990’s (who keeps track of time?) Val asked Betsy if she could help out at TKE at Christmas. She learned how to wrap books and tie bows, then moved behind the counter and spent some time on the floor.

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Sally Larkin

Long time customer and insatiable reader, Sally is versatile in all areas of the store. Go ahead and try to stump her!

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Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel Cover Image

Paula Longhurst

Originally from England, Paula has been living in Salt Lake for over fifteen years.

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Anne Mark

Salt Lakers know Annie as an Actor and Director at local theatre venues. She is relishing her new role as bookseller at one of her favorite haunts of many years.

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Project Hail Mary: A Novel Cover Image

Mark Paoletti

I grew up in Salt Lake and graduated from the U. I did a stint in social services that included Americorps and The Road Home.

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The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) Cover Image

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Checkout 19: A Novel Cover Image

Michaela Riding

Michaela adores creative nonfiction, from letters written to men real and imagined, through memoirs about grief and falconry, to a history of salt, and if there's a long-form essay about gardening and post-colonialism along the way, all the better.

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Allison Skinner

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Allison Skinner

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Jan Sloan Tempest

I have been a book seller at TKE for almost 20 years (with a little time off for North Idaho).  Prior to TKE I was either a bookseller or partner in a bookstore for an additional 10 years. It's what I love to do!

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Lorrin Spangler

Lorrin is a friend to all things furry and a lover of all things bookish. You can find her consumed in the latest YA fantasy or Sci-fi series, where she’ll be reading just to play detective and figure out the ending before even the author knows.

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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image

Kurstin Spangler

Kurstin has been a reader ever since she stole The Hunger Games off her sister’s shelves.

You can still find her escaping reality in the YA and Fantasy sections. Her love of art stems from her love of Graphic novels.

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Nathan Spofford

For as long as he can remember, Nathan has loved words, story, and books. His passion for children’s books was kindled at university when taking a class in children’s literature. He has been reading and buying books ever since.

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Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image

Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven

Mackenzie is a recent transplant from Boston, where she spent the last seven years working in various independent bookstores on the east coast. She is also an author, and writes historical fiction and nonfiction for all ages. She loves sweater weather, Diet Coke, and Star Wars.

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The World Belonged to Us Cover Image

Storytellers Favorites

Join TKE storytellers Rob and Amanda as they read new and favorite picture books for the whole family!

We proudly bring you virtual storytime Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. MST on the bookshop's Facebook and Instagram pages. 

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