Meet The Staff
Todd is a Cleveland native. Prior to starting Aaron’s Books, he was a Senate staffer and spent a decade representing universities, medical and scientific associations on Capitol Hill. Camping and baseball are his favorite non-book activities. His favorite genres are Contemporary Literature, Memoirs, and Fantasy. One book that changed his life is The Hobbit.
Sam grew up an Army Brat, spending many years in Europe. Prior to starting Aaron’s Books she has worked at The Folger Shakespeare Library, served as an art college registrar, and as a 7th grade social studies teacher. Her non-book activities include cross-stitch and playing role playing games. Her favorite genres are Romance, Cozy Mysteries, and YA. One book that changed Sam’s life is Death By Darjeeling; it introduced her to the modern cozy mystery genre and inspired her to open her own shop.
Sam curates our monthly Cozy Mystery Box. Check out her Cozy Mystery Picks HERE.
Aaron is a graduate of Warwick High School and is currently a student at Bard College, studying international relations. He became the store's namesake when he was just 2 1/2. Aaron has volunteered with Camp Invention and Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre during his high school summer, and performed in several school ensembles including Marching Band and Jazz Band at WHS, and the annual fall play. He enjoys Star Wars, Star Trek, and Marvel movies. Right now he doesn’t have much time for pleasure reading, but he’s enjoying exploring classics and discussing them with his classmates.
Kristin, a Lititz native, spent several years as a teacher and counselor at Lititz Area Mennonite School. Kristin is a certified Enenagram coach. She is mom to 4 year old Ailish, and a huge Potterhead. Kristin's favorite genres are contemporary literature, middle grade novels, and feminist fantasy/sci-fi.
Alexis is the mastermind behind our store displays and gift items. She's a mom to two young eager readers and crafts candles to sell on Etsy in her free time. One book that is on her all time favorite list is The Secret Garden. In her free time, she enjoys books about metaphysics, playing games, and watching Star Trek
Alex joined us right after graduating from F&M, where she worked for the Writers House. When she's not at the shop, she's working as a Children's Librarian at the Lancaster Public Library or hanging out with dogs. Two of the most life-changing books she's read areThe Princess Bride by William Goldman and The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin. Alex curates our Out Of This World book box.
Louise comes to Aaron’s Books after spending much of her career as a music teacher in the Ephrata School system. She recently graduated from Lancaster Seminary with her MDiv. She’s an animal lover and advocate for peace projects around the world. Her favorite books are well written books for kids that teach and inspire.
Bailey is a Warwick High School graduate who is currently studying literature and creative writing. She paints, writes, and gardens in her free time. She loves yoga, meditation, and playing video games. Romance and classic lit favorite genre.
Lindsey joined Aaron’s in 2022 after a short stint at Blacksburg Books in Virginia. She has a degree in creative writing from University College Dublin in Ireland. Her specialty from school is Appalachian Feminist Eco Writings and she has won several awards for her poetry. In her free time, she reads YA and horror.
Sir Reginald is our special night time security guard. He makes sure all the books behave after we turn off the lights and lock the door. He has retired from damsel rescuing (mainly because they didn't need rescuing) and dragon fighting (because they bite REALLY hard). He finds the bookstore a lovely place to hang out, and enjoys posing for pictures with the young readers. His favorite books are about valiant heroes, and dragons that love tacos (he prefers burritos, himself). One book that changed his life is How to Win Friends and Influence People, which has helped him negotiate with the aforementioned damsels and dragons.