Staff Bios

Chris
A member of Phi Beta Kappa and the valedictorian of his class at Hunter College, Chris went on to work in the restaurant business before joining us in 1988. In short time, his interest in and knowledge of history and literature made him a natural to assume the responsibilities of store buyer and manager, positions he holds to this day. Chris abides by the following, “People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”
Nick
A magna cum laude graduate from Boston College with a major in English, Nick continued his education at Columbia University where he received an MA in English and Comparative Literature. Before coming to The Corner Bookstore, Nick worked as a math teacher, a graduate research assistant, and an editorial intern. Nick joined our sales staff in 2004, and is now our office manager and events coordinator for our frequent authors’ readings. “Of all my responsibilities in the bookstore, my favorite is organizing our readings for first-time authors. They bring such excitement and enthusiasm with them!”
Robert
When Robert joined us in 2004, he brought 12 years of experience with him having worked in such well–known independent bookstores at Kroch’s & Brentano’s, in Chicago, and Madison Avenue Bookshop, in New York, where he brought quality service to customers, including personal shopping, corporate gift selections, and out-of-print searches. “George Orwell once said, ‘Bookselling is a humane trade which is not capable of being vulgarized beyond a certain point,’ and I’m trying everyday to make the above stay true.”
Davi 
Davi came to The Corner Bookstore in 2008 with over seven years experience at four different independent bookstores including Bookcourt in Brooklyn, and Cover to Cover Booksellers in San Francisco, where he worked as a salesperson, wrote book reviews, and hosted book clubs. Davi is responsible for our child care and parenting books, mysteries, and belles lettres section, where you will find paperback editions of classics as well as current literature. “I can survive without books, I just can’t live without them.”