Meet our team and check out our new and all-time favourites!
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 is our kids expert, so she enjoys pouring over tons of storybooks. She also likes many historical reads but mostly historical romance and historical fiction. Nicole can also be found reading young adult, dystopian novels, thrillers, and the odd page to screen.
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.
Josh is a part-time staff member with a passion for science fiction & fantasy. Trained in the mystical arts of Anthropology, his recent interests include building historically inspired fantasy worlds based on Greco-Roman mythology. Anyone with an interest in ancient history, epic fantasy, or anything that falls in between is welcome to drop by for a good tête-à-tête with him. Find him on evenings and weekends.
Alicia works here and there and loves sci fi, sad memoirs, and animorphs. Always animorphs.
Caitlin has a strict formula when it comes to finding the perfect book: it must include a) adventure, b) a suitably charming potential book boyfriend, and c) if possible, magic (literally or figuratively - any is acceptable). These rules need not apply when it features a dog, because any book featuring a dog is already the best.
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 struggles when he has to talk about himself in the third person, but he'll give it his best shot. He is our weekend manager and can be found in-store Saturdays through Wednesdays. His wheelhouse includes memoirs, classics, and literary fiction.
Amanda is your friendly neighbourhood young adult fiction expert. She enjoys fiction that focuses on the queer experience, womxn protagonists, and people of color. The YA section will never be a mess on her watch.
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 and magic. 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 4 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 escaping to enjoying a fiction book with a dash of magical surrealism.
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.
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