Our Staff

Anne & Jim (Owners)

Anne and Jim are the current owners with both having a passion for books, employee, and customer care. They feel extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated team of colleagues with similar values about the Bay Used Books community. They also have a variety of other interests including golfing, curling, yoga and travelling. 

Anne & Jim's Top  Picks

Recommended Authors: Susan Elizabeth Philips, Jo Goodman, Mary Balogh, Emilie Richards, anything with a good happy ending


Laurie (Manager)

Laurie is our romance expert! Whether historical, paranormal or contemporary, she has a recommendation for you. She truly believes that "books can take you anywhere".

Laurie's Top Picks


Recommended Authors: J.D Robb, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Julia Quinn

Julie (Assistant Manager)

Julie loves her books to be full of witches, mystery, and thrills! She loves helping readers find a new favourite author.

Julie's Top Picks


Recommended Authors: C.J  Cooke, Jennifer McMann, Lisa Jewell, Louise Penny, Cherie Dimaline


Cory (Social Media Manager)


Cory loves the aesthetics of books as much as they love reading! YA, historical fiction, Canadian lit, and fantasy are their favourite genres.

Cory's Top Picks

Recommended Authors: M.R Carey, Robert McCammon, Sylvia Moreno-Garcia, Dionne Brand, Ray Bradbury



Aura believes collecting books and reading books are separate hobbies. She loves science fiction, horror, and magical realism.

Aura's Top Pics



Recommended Authors:  T. Kingfisher, Karen Lord, Peter Clines, Frank Herbert, H.P Lovecraft, Mercedes Lackey, Martha Wells.


Nancy has been around books her whole life. She's worked as a library tech, is an avid reader of classic literature and science fiction, and you can always find her with a book in hand.

Nancy's Top Picks 


Recommended Authors: Charles Dickens, J.R.R Tolkien, Daphne DuMaurier, Liu CiXin


Tori loves books that take you out of this world and into another. She likes to read YA and Fantasy with a sprinkle of romance. If it makes her cry even better!

Tori's Top Picks


Recommended Authors: P.C Cast, Rick Riordan, Adam Silvera, Soul Eater Mangas


David is the Junior Executive Assistant Vice President of Human Resources in the online sales department, North-Eastern Division. He keeps our staff-room coffee machine busy. David likes to reads a mix of fiction and non-fiction and always has a plethora of staff picks to choose from. 

David's Top Picks


Recommended Authors: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Simon Winchester, Bill Bryson, Mary Roach, Seanan McGuire