Meet The Team

Andy Perham, C.E.O.

Favorite Authors: Colson Whitehead, David Mitchell, Octavia Butler, Denis Johnson & Kazuo Ishiguro 

Favorite Genres: Literary Fiction, History, Fantasy & Science fiction

Anita Levin, Marketing Manager

Favorite Authors: Kurt Vonneguit, Ottessa Moshfegh, Sheila Heti, Miriam Toews, Virginia Woolf,  & Shirley Jakcson 

Favorite Genres:  Literary & speculative fiction, memoir, poetry, music & film analysis, queer stories 

Jessica Hahl, Children’s Buyer

Favorite Authors: Robin Wall Kimmerer, Jacueline Carey, Becky Chambers, Terry Pratchett, & Kevin Hearne

Favorite Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Nature, Anthropology, Romance, & Mystery

George Seamer, Director of Operations

Favorite Authors: Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, Milan Kundera, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, & George Saunders

Favorite Genres: Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Science and Religion (particularly when combined), Graphic Novels, & Cookbooks (just not baking, too much precision!)

Earle Peterson, Manager of Books Inc. Chestnut

Favorite Authors: Georges Simenon, Donna Leon, Michael Ondaatje, & Pico Iyer

Favorite Genres: Biography & Mystery

Kevin McCarthy, Manager at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

Favorite Authors: George Saunders, George V Higgins, Joseph, Conrad, Mary Beard, Raymond Carver, Michael Moorcock, & Cormac McCarthy

Favorite Genres: Literary Fiction, Crime Fiction, Science Fiction, Graphic Novels/comics (mostly Superman), Rock Bios (does anyone fall apart better?), History, Science & Sports

Schuyler Baker, Manager at Books Inc. Berkeley

Favorite Authors: John Steinbeck, Jorge Luis Borges, Hilary Mandel, Stephen King, Nnedi Okorafor, & Erik Larson

Favorite Genres: Fiction, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, Narrative History & Biography

Harriet Moss, Manager at Books Inc. Campbell

Favorite Authors: Wilkerson, Jasmine Guillory, Abraham Verghese, Jon Krakauer & David Grann

Favorite Genres: History/Current Events/Biography, Contemporary Romance/Fiction, Travel Writing &True Crime

Cari Gillette, Manager at Books Inc. Mountain View

Favorite Authors: Chloe Gong, Sabaa Tahir, Ali Hazelwood, Tessa Bailey, Emily Henry, Sally Rooney, R.F Kuang, Hannah Whitten, Sarah J Maas, Olivie Blake, Ava Reid, Angela Davis, Chanel Miller & Patrick Radden Keefe

Favorite Genres: Young Adult, Romance & Fantasy

Bryn Dekker, Manager at Books Inc. San Leandro

Favorite Authors: Clarice Lispector, Samuel Delany, Jean Genet, Joanna Russ, & Clive Barker

Favorite Genres: Experimental Fiction, Theory, & Novellas

Hannah Walcher, Executive Director of Books Inc.’s Reading Bridge and Books Inc.’s Children’s Events Manager

Favorite Authors: Leigh Bardugo, V.E. Schwab, Olivie Blake, TJ Klune, Naomi Novik, Ann Leckie, & Stacey Lee

Favorite Genres: Science Fiction, and Romance. She’s currently obsessed with Dark Academia

Ingrid Nystrom, Manager at Books Inc. Laurel Village

Favorite Authors: Wallace Stegner, Christopher Fowler, Mo Willems, Kate Atkinson, Grace Burrowes

Favorite Genres: Fiction set in the west where place is character, picture books, romance, mysteries, literary fiction, sprinkle of science.