Alicia is our store manager and enjoys long walks on the beach with her main squeeze Archer (her adorable dog). Alicia has an eclectic taste in books, but fav genres include cookbooks and contemporary fiction. Look for her in the store Monday to Friday.
Sarah is our store's buyer and has basically read everything. Fiction is her favourite, but she knows almost everything about every book on our shelves (seriously—she is that good). You can find Sarah in the store Monday to Friday.
Gaisha is our assistant manager; she keeps everything running in the store super smooth. She joined us in the Okanagan in 2014 and hasn't looked back. She is in the store Monday to Friday—come say "hi".
Cass is the gal you'll see receiving all the books. She can't resist anything with a bright/bold/beautiful cover, especially if it's comtemporary fiction/short stories/bio.
Nicole enjoys many historical reads both fiction and nonfiction. Anything to do with ancient civilizations, the Tudor and Victorian eras, and the Holocaust, recommend away! She likes dystopian fiction that makes you think as well. Most shifts, you can find Nicole pouring over books in the kids section--she likes those too!
Katelyn more or less survives by narrowing her existence to vivid imageries and dazed readings.
Tanza spends most of her time reading psychological thrillers, the more shocking the twist, the more satisfying the experience. She is always on the hunt for a great debut author to check out!
Zoe is a biology student and loves books, birds, and being cozy. She will read anything that will put her in a trance.
Alicia works here and there, and loves sci fi, sad memoirs, and animorphs. Always animorphs.
Caitlin firmly believes Harry Potter to be the pinnacle of perfection, but she's happy to read anything that dares to compare. Books with doors to other worlds and defiant heroes are especially excellent. Also, dog books. All the dog books.
Michael loves to read self-help books because he's a work in progress and always will be. He also likes books about monsters and space 'cause that stuff's rad.
Cam owns too many books and drinks too much coffee cuz he was born this way baby. He can be found in-store Saturdays through Wednesdays.
Amanda does judge a book by it's cover and is always on the hunt for any book that smells of gay. If you buy one of her picks she'll most likely get way too excited 😍 She teeter totter's between sappy romantic comedies and books that leave her sobbing into her pillow.
Bookmanager Staff Picks
Even though they don't work on the floor at Mosaic, the staff at our sister company Bookmanager are avid readers, too. Bookmanager is an indie book software program providing software and data services to the bookselling industry across Canada and the U.S. They all make their way down here often to chat books, teach the Mosaic staff how to use the new features, design/manage our website and give high fives... we at Mosaic/Bookmanager love a good high five.
Trevor likes things made of wood, music with lots of bleeps and bloops, and reading books about space, magic, and tech. He may or may not be writing a book about space wizards piloting wooden ships that frequently host some really fantastic dance parties. #PleasePublishMe
Diana likes big books and she cannot lie. She cares for non-fiction, pop culture, coffee, cats, clouds ... and has a TBR pile the size of Texas. #sendhelp
Carley's favourite things in life include cooking with her family, podcasts, pretty fonts and good coffee. Her picks mostly include fiction, biography, cookbooks, and she has also been known to buy books based solely on their cover. These days, she spends most of her time reading storybooks to her 5 year old daughter Margaux, and 2 year old son Miles who are both avid readers with a HUGE library.
Kristi is a Laura Ingalls Wilder enthusiast whose reading preferences lean towards historical fiction and YA. She also has a slightly unsettling interest in medical non-fiction and sometimes finds herself immersed in the odd SciFi / Fantasy novel. She always eagerly grabs at anything relating to Canadian (and specifically BC) history.
Kellynda wins the longevity award, and she has been with Bookmanager/Mosaic for over 20 years (WHOAAA!!!). She knows the ins and outs of the bookselling industry like the back of her hand and is hugely knowledgeable about everything books. Her picks usually revolve around fiction and kids books – fiction for her, kids books for her kids!
Matt has a unhealthy obessession with a certain country (which can easily be deciphered below). When he is not trying to understand certain aspects of the human condition, you can find him
Jessica definitely knows her fantasy YA. When she is not helping fix printers and answering any other tech. questions with her bookmanager peeps, you can find her all cozy writing up a storm over a nice, hot cup of tea.