Bookstore Staff

Beth Seufer Buss  Bookstore Manager

Beth wants to read all the books and save all the animals.

Beth's favorite books to recommend are The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin, The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan, and The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú.


Caleb Masters  Assistant Bookstore Manager 

Caleb would like all of the books all of the time, please.

Caleb's favorite books to recommend are The Buried Giant by Kazou Ishiguro, Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, and American Hippo by Sarah Gailey.


Ann Marie  Frontline Bookseller

Ann Marie is getting her Master's in English at Wake Forest University—she loves medieval literature and strong coffee!

Ann Marie's favorite books to recommend are Mysteries of the Middle Ages by Thomas Cahill, The Banished Immortal by Ha Jin, and American Gods by Neil Gaiman.



Cat  Frontline Bookseller

Cat enjoys reading SciFi and YA fantasy—and she loves writing it, too.

Cat's favorite books to recommend are Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, and Furyborn by Claire Legrand.




David  Frontline Bookseller

David studies Art, Archaeology, and Arabic at Wake Forest—with a minor in Advanced Alliteration.

David's favorite books to recommend are A Tiger for Malgudi by R. K. Narayan, The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, and The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman.




Chad  Frontline Bookseller

Chad lives by these words from Walter Isaacson's Leonardo da Vinci: "Retain a childlike sense of wonder. Observe. Start with the details. See things unseen."

Chad's favorite books to recommend are Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, The Only Story by Julian Barnes, and If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin.

Em  Frontline Bookseller

Em's words to live by: "Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable" — Cesar A. Cruz

Em's favorite books to recommend are Rutting Season by Mandeliene Smith, Dopesick by Beth Macy, and Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein.




Jeremy  Frontline Bookseller

Jeremy is in his 21st year as a bookseller and finds happiness connecting a person with a book and being a resource for customers and staff.

Jeremy's favorite books to recommend are In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan, Japanese Cooking by Shizou Tsuji, and Project Smoke by Steven Raichlen. 


Lany  Frontline Bookseller & Sidelines Coordinator

Lany can usually be found eating oranges and talking about printmaking.

Lany's favorite books to recommend are Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell, The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley, and The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake by Breece D'J Pancake.


Lisa  Frontline Bookseller 

When not reading, Lisa crochets, sings with Heart of the Triad Choral Society, and snuggles with her guinea pigs. 

Lisa's favorite books to recommend are Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, Ready Player One by Robin Sloan, and The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones.



Teresa  Frontline Bookseller & Book Club Coordinator

Teresa is pleased to be spending her Act 2 at Bookmarks as a bookseller (after being a longtime a volunteer)!

Teresa's favorite books to recommend are Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, The Goldfinch by Donna Tart, and Calypso by David Sedaris.



Vania  Frontline Bookseller & Storytime Coordinator 

Vania is happiest on a warm day, playing outside with her dogs and chickens. On a cold day, she can be found reading by the fire with a lap full of cats.

Vania's favorite books to recommend are The Moor's Account by Laili Lalami, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris.