Drop into the store on any given day and our booksellers will happily talk your ear off about what they think you should read next! But you're not in the store, are you? So what can we do?
We know! We'll introduce you to all our staff and if you see someone with similar tastes, just click the link to see what books they're obsessed with this month!
Sally Bradshaw opened Midtown Reader in 2016 in response to the dumbing down of America as manifested by the overuse of the exclamation mark (just joking!) Our bookstore is the realization of a lifelong dream. You can find Sally in the mystery, thriller, Southern gothic, or non-fiction-that- reads-like-fiction sections.
Kristin is the Manager of Midtown Reader, a poet who says some delightfully unpoetic things, and an extremely (un)reliable narrator. She's also a Tallahassee local, an FSU English alum, and a recovering barista. She cannot make up her mind about what she is partial to, but others will say it is poetry, literary fiction, and any book with some messy, queer chaos.
Caylee Wilson is our Event Director who handles all things events and author visits. She is a lover of Marvel, horror movies, and her tail-less cat Kody! You can often find her reading the latest YA release or watching Criminal Minds and maybe working out. Fun fact, Caylee comes from a big family with over 10 siblings!
Jill is a former middle school teacher, so she knows a great kids book when she sees it! These days, though, she's more into reading mystery, suspense, and historical fiction. She's also the driving force behind our mystery book club!
Elizabeth enjoys tennis, rage vacuuming, and receiving gifts. Feel free to order her some books while you're here!
very serious long-winded, dramatic, and excited. Don't ask him about Lit Fic. DO ask him about baseball and rap memoirs.
Hannah is a very mysterious bookseller. It's said she lives with several cats. And oh! You like her pants? She made those! Anyway, if you were stuck in the faerie realm, there's no bookseller better equipped to help get you out.
Johana-Marie's bullet journal contains everything you might want to know! This crafty bookseller also hosts our bullet journal workshops and our romance book cub! She loves romance, poetry, speculative fiction and sci-fi.
Amada is a Panamanian-American artist, writer and historian currently based out of Tallahassee, Florida and working at Midtown Reader. When he's not in the store, you can usually find him experimenting with different cooking recipes, petting any dog he can get his hands on, singing karaoke or watching movies!
When Gina isn’t selling books, she’s working on a PhD in Literature, Media, and Culture at FSU – so you could probably say she likes books. She requests that everyone breaks the first rule about Fight Club and asks her about it. She can usually be found reading or watching something dark (don’t ask why The Boys is her comfort show), playing D&D, and/or snuggling up with her cat Daffy (you may have heard her meows in store!).
Lucy openly weeps every time she reads Things by Lisel Mueller. Her goal is to buy every outlandish salt and pepper shaker set known to man. She loves children's picture books, graphic novels, cheesy romances, and (most) unreliable narrators.