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6504 20th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-525-2347
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Abraham

Abraham

Lake Forest Park
Abraham enjoys reading fiction, philosophy, and literary criticism. Some of his favorite authors are Vladimir Nabokov...
Adam

Adam

Lake Forest Park

Adam's thorough reading of Scandinavian literature is the stuff of legend amongst the Third Place Books staff...


Alex

Alex

Ravenna

There once was a book-man named Alex
Who studied great Castor and Pollux.
With a pen by his head
And a mouthful of bread
He now reads famed Icelandic sagas.


Ami

Ami

Ravenna

Ami likes twitter and binge-watching TV shows. Sometimes she reads. Sometimes the things she reads are books.


Anje

Lake Forest Park

Anje enjoys reading just about anything, but is especially fond of the Sweet Tooth series by Jeff Lemire, Drinks for the Little Guy by Sean Carswell, and...

Annie

Lake Forest Park

Annie is the head of the Science Fiction and Fantasy section and is known for her geeky tee-shirts. She has been reading since she could sit up in her crib...

Carolyn

Lake Forest Park

 

Deborah

Deborah

Lake Forest Park

Deborah is our Romance and Mystery buyer. Fortunately for us, she loves to read mysteries and romances...


Emily A.

Emily A.

Lake Forest Park

Emily, when she's not running outside or at the gym, is running around the store taking care of her various responsibilities...


Emily M.

Emily M.

Ravenna

My main expertise is children's literature and I have my M.A. in writing for children. I also dabble in Christian-theology texts...


Eric

Eric

Lake Forest Park

Eric is an art aficionado, who when not loving gardening and architecture, will gladly parlez vous about film and literature.


Erin B.

Erin B.

Ravenna

Erin loves Stephen Colbert...and reading. Oh!...and cats! Erin hates cockroaches and law school. Ask her stuff about...


Erin J

Erin J.

Lake Forest Park

Erin is interested in literature of exile, migration, wandering and cultural studies. When she's not working as a bookseller...

Greg

Greg

Lake Forest Park

Greg, recently recognized for his notable collection of bookplates by the New Yorker Books Blog, is a ferocious reader of history...


Henry

Henry

Lake Forest Park

Henry recently returned to Seattle after a 9 month sabbatical in Italy. He is a former small business consultant...

Jane

Lake Forest Park

Jane, a bookseller and endless fount of good recommendations in the Kids/ Young Adult department...

Janelle

Lake Forest Park

 

Jason

Lake Forest Park

Jason admires the work of Norman Mailer, William Burroughs, Matthew Barney, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Jessica

Jessica B.

Lake Forest Park

When Jessica was a little kid with straight blonde hair, she loved reading, writing, and acting. She hung out at the...

Jim

 Jim

Lake Forest Park
Jim, when not dressed up as his favorite time piece (the French Marble 4-Column Clock), enjoys hanging out with marginally less humorous members of the hair club for men in Seattle...
Kalani

Kalani

Lake Forest Park

Kalani was in the fifth grade and living in Shoreline when Third Place Books first opened. While he no longer reads the Boxcar Children Mysteries...

Lish

Lish

Lake Forest Park

Lish reads fantasy, horror, humor, mystery, young adult, and just about anything else that will hold still long enough...

Mark B.

Mark B.

Ravenna

Except for a three year stint as a stay-at-home dad, Mark has been with Third Place Books since the fall of 2001, and...


Mark Z.

Mark Z.

Lake Forest Park

Mark heals the computers at Third Place Books whenever they are ill. He enjoys settling down to an evening of baseball viewing, reading the latest William Gibson...


Michael

Michael

Ravenna

Michael is the manager of our Ravenna store. He has been a bookseller since Hector was a pup and still thinks it is the best...


Patti J.

Patti J.

Lake Forest Park

The fearless leader of the Third Place Knitting Book Club, Patti is part of our amazing kids department and...


Patti H.

Patti H.

Ravenna

Patti heads up the kids books at Ravenna. She loves few things more than putting the right book in the right kids’ hand...


Ray

Ray

Lake Forest Park

As a child, Ray was always first in line when the bookmobile came to his small town...

 


Rene

Lake Forest Park

Rene, another powerhouse in the Kids Department, can talk you into reading just about anything...



Robert

Lake Forest Park

Robert Sindelar is the Managing Partner at Third Place Books. Robert is interested in literature in translation...


Ron

Lake Forest Park

Ron Sher is the creator and owner of Third Place Books.


Sarah

Sarah

Lake Forest Park

 

Terry

Terry

Lake Forest Park

Terry has been with Third Place Books since 1999, not counting the fifteen months he...


Vlad

Lake Forest Park

Willing to talk about any book under the sun, Espresso Book Machine operator Vlad loves to read YA, Sci-Fi and Fantasy...


Wendy

Lake Forest Park

Wendy is the Events Manager for the store. When she's not pursuing authors to fill our busy schedule...


Wesley

Lake Forest Park

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