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.
Check out her Cozy Mystery Picks HERE.
Aaron is a senior at Warwick High School, and became the store's namesake when he was just 2 1/2. Aaron volunteers with Camp Invention in the summers, and performs in several school ensembles including Marching Band and Jazz Band at WHS. He can also be found on the stage in the annual WHS Fall Play and One-Acts Festival. One of Aaron's favorite books is Pax.
Bud (Sam's Dad) is a 30 year Army Veteran, specializing in logistics. Upon retirement, Bud spent several years teaching high school history and government in southeastern Virginia. He is now active in his local church outside Lancaster city. His favorite genres are History and Mystery. Once book that has stuck with him is A Tale of Two Cities.
Check out Bud's picks for History and Mystery HERE
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 3 year old Ailish, and a huge Potterhead. Kristin's favorite genres are contemporary literture, middle grade novels, and feminist fantasy/sch-fi. One book that changed her life was ________.
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. Here are Alex's picks for Modern Fantasy & Sci-Fi
Alexis is one our our newest staffers. 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.
Check out Alexis' recommended parenting books HERE.
Emily is our other new staffer. She is currently enrolled in the Public Health program at West Chester University. When not studying she's reading and adding to her personal library she's had since middle school. One book that has touched her recently is Taking Turns, a graphic novel about an AIDS care unit.
Check out Emily's list of must read YA books HERE.
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.