Barbara's Bookstore's many staff members are eager to share their vast knowledge (and opinions) with you, the reading public and our valued customers. Here are a few of picks:
Aaron - Our Macy's Chicago store Manager. Aaron reads nearly everything he can get his hands on, but stays true to his tastes. From the latest fiction to literary classics, Aaron picks his favorites.
Georgette - Co-Manager of our newest bookstore in Burr Ridge, Georgette has been selling (and reading) books for most of her professional career. A true expert.
Liz - Our Glenview operation's (known as The BookMarket at Hangar One) store manager and avid book-person, Liz has eclectic tastes. A little bit of everything is how we would describe Liz's interests.
Lydia - Our 'Jane-of-all-trades', Lydia manages our Willis Tower bookstore when she is not buying childrens' books for the company. Lydia's main influence is childrens' literature, from 1st books through Y.A. (young adult). There are few people that know more about kids' books than Lydia.
Matt - a true connoisseur of popular literature, both fiction and non. Matt runs Barbara's Bestsellers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and handles our relationship with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Michael - one of our most senior staff members, Michael operates our Boston bookstore in the South Station train terminal. Michaels interests go well beyond the ordinary and he is quick to recommend his favorites.
Shannon - when Shannon is not keeping our O'Hare Airport operation running smoothly, she satisfies her voracious appetite for the printed page by devouring books at record speed. Shannon stays on top of the latest trends and can recommend a book for nearly every type of reader, from casual to can't-do-without.