Drop into the store on any given day and our booksellers will happily talk your ear off about what they think you should read next! But you're not in the store, are you? So what can we do?
We know! We'll introduce you to all our staff and if you see someone with similar tastes, just click the link to see what books they're obsessed with this month!
Sally Bradshaw opened Midtown Reader in 2016 in response to the dumbing down of America as manifested by the overuse of the exclamation mark (just joking!) Our bookstore is the realization of a lifelong dream. You can find Sally in the mystery, thriller, Southern gothic, or non-fiction-that- reads-like-fiction sections.
Kristin is the General Manager of Midtown Reader, a poet who says some delightfully unpoetic things, and an extremely (un)reliable narrator. She's also a Tallahassee local, an FSU English alumna, and a recovering barista. She cannot make up her mind about what she is partial to, but others will say it is poetry, literary fiction, and any book worth banning.
Caylee Wilson is our Events and Marketing Director who handles all things events, authors, and marketing. She is a lover of Marvel, horror movies (and books), her tail-less cat Kody, and Gooseberry! You can often find her reading or watching Criminal Minds and maybe working out. Fun fact: Caylee comes from a big family with over ten siblings!
Jill is a former middle school teacher, so she knows a great kids book when she sees it! These days, though, she's more into reading mystery, suspense, and historical fiction. She's also the driving force behind our mystery book club!
Johana-Marie's bullet journal contains everything you might want to know! This crafty bookseller also hosts our bullet journal workshops and our romance book cub! She loves romance, poetry, speculative fiction and sci-fi.
Elizabeth enjoys tennis, rage vacuuming, and receiving gifts. Feel free to order her some books while you're here!
Hannah is a very mysterious bookseller. It's said she lives with several cats. And oh! You like her pants? She made those! Anyway, if you were stuck in the faerie realm, there's no bookseller better equipped to help get you out.
Gina requests that everyone breaks the first rule about Fight Club and asks her about it. She's either reading something super dark or super fun and fantasy-focused at any time. When she isn't reading, she's probably playing D&D or video games, and/or snuggling up with her cat Daffy (you may have heard her meows in store!).
Zoe's life revolves around her sixteen-year-old poodle, Bridgette, and makes occasional side trips to journal existential ramblings and crochet chunky sweaters. She loves self-help and a good (i.e., tense) enemies-to-lovers.