Ross cut his teeth at bookselling at the young age of just 25, when he opened his first comic book store in Sacramento. He spent the next 15 years opening more stores across the country. Fast forward to 2004, when he closed the comic book stores and began researching the best way to start a book review company. That was born in 2008 with Heidi. One thing led to another, and he opened Capital Books in 2019, bringing his vast knowledge of books and publishing. He’s in charge of buying the books in the store. He’s generally your go-to for book recommendations.

As the marketing, graphic design, and website arm of the team, Heidi is responsible for the design of the store, social media (except Twitter: Megan’s responsible for that beast!), and the front end of the website. She’ll be your go-to for cookbook advice and anything to do with children’s books. She also runs our Saturday storytimes and is the store events coordinator.

You can reach her at heidi@capitalbooksonk.com.

Tommy is a bit of a nerd (or a lot of a nerd, depending on who you ask), and he reads a lot of graphic novels, science fiction, and fantasy. If you are looking for a recommendation on a book that will suck you into another world, he’s your guy! Tom works part-time in this family-owned-and-operated business. The other part of the time, he’s just our son.

Megan is a bookseller to her core. Her love of stories and people combine into what she feels is the best carrier she could possibly have. Starting at Dimple Books & Vinyl, she was able to put her passions to good use. Finding specific titles, authors and especially making recommendations based on the customer’s need. With a cheshire cat smile, she’ll help you find a book to open a new door, information to help you on your quest; or recommend a rabbit hole to get lost in.

Anara is a trained librarian who spent years working on public health projects. Now she focuses her time on the writing life: as a small publisher (New Wind Publishing), author (short stories, children’s picture books, and a forthcoming poetry collection), and spending time at Capital Books. She can recommend novels and memoirs to you, as well as children’s books. 

Forthcoming

Lily is the main attraction for the bookstore, believe it or not. We have people come in just for her. She’s responsible for greeting each and every customer. She takes her job very seriously, too. She’ll give a good snuggle on the rug in the Children’s area if you want to read a book to her.

Erica chose Capital Books as her high school internship project for 2019/20. You’ll find her here on Tuesdays and Thursdays, mostly working upstairs on the computer. She’s proven to be an invaluable part of our team!

Shae is a volunteer at the store and attends The Met high school. He’s our main muscle guy for moving heavy boxes and bookcases, always eager to help! Shae is typically here two days a week.

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