Aliah enjoys classical literature, historical fiction, children's fiction, classic westerns, apologetics, and inspirational women's literature. She is obsessed with all things history, and is currently pursuing History in university, working towards a career in teaching. You can find her between Monday and Saturday, usually near the front desk.
Candace is the hopeless romantic who loves all books about historical fiction, classical literature, fantasy, history and biographies. Mostly Jane Austen though. She is always daydreaming about her next trip whilst enjoying her avid obsession of theater plays, classical orchestras and operas. She is currently studying at UFV in the Library & Information Technology program. You can find her mostly on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Doris handles the till and mail orders. One of Doris' dreams was to get locked in the House of James with a good cup of coffee where she could read books to her heart's content. She loves historical fiction, romantic comedies, suspense and action (no gore please) and biographies of people who changed their worlds. She can usually be found around the front counter ready to give you advice on the latest book she has read.
Elise F's Picks
Elise F. is our token American married to a Canadian. She loves anything Disney, coffee and especially ice cream! Her reading preferences are in classical literature, historical fiction, fantasy, history, biographies and silly jokes. In the store she helps out with the music, Bible imprinting, cards, as well as tidying and restocking shelves. You can find her Monday to Saturday.
Elise V's Picks
Elise V. is a fiction-devouring monster, especially in the realms of fantasy, medieval, and dystopian stories. When she's not at the store, you most likely won't find her, as she's either devouring more fiction or writing her own adventure-filled novels - both rather solitary pursuits.
Kristyn works in the card, engraving and gift department here at House of James. Originally starting in the coffeeshop, she moved over to our books and has thrived here. Kristyn has a passion for apologetics, fantasy and children's literature. You can find her most often Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Lando's PicksLando is the owner of House of James, the head of this bookstore ship. He started selling Bibles and books in 1973 in response to the needs he saw in those who came to the Coffeehouse outreach to learn and understand God's Word. Now over forty years in the business and he's still going. Lando enjoys a good fiction novel or biography.
Lynn is our intrepid shipper and receiver, tackling the mounds of boxes we get in the back for nine years. She also orders in our toys and puzzles and keeps that section organized. In her reading she enjoys getting lost in fantasy, mystery and suspense novels.
Maria is one of those people who devours books of all kinds almost as quickly as she gets her hands on them. While the books you'll most often find on her reading list are of the non-fiction or classic persuasion nothing beats a good sci-fi or fantasy in her mind provided the focal point isn't romance. You can find her around the front desk between Monday and Saturday.
Moe is a full time Mom and a part time book lover. She enjoys reading anything that will help her become a better Christian, Woman, Mother and wife. She loves books that are uplifting and practical. If they have some humour incorporated, even the better.