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Antonia Squire

Antonia has been a children's bookseller for almost 20 years. She started her bookselling career in Northern California, then relocated back to the UK in 2015 where she  ran her own bookshop on the Dorset Coast.

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Alec Kalled

Alec is a longtime fan of The Kings English and local Theatre Artist. When he’s not performing, touring, producing, or teaching - Alec primarily works in receiving/shipping and helps to maintain the store’s inventory.

 

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A Spoonful of Frogs: A Halloween Book for Kids By Casey Lyall, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator) Cover Image

Jennifer Adams

A long-time friend of the bookstore, Jennifer Adams received her degree in English literature from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is the author of more than fifty books and has worked as a writer and editor for many years.

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Margaret Brennan Neville

When the Bookmobile lady told my mom I needed a bigger library, we started going to the Sprague branch in Sugarhouse.

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Still Pictures: On Photography and Memory By Janet Malcolm, Ian Frazier (Introduction by), Anne Malcolm (Afterword by) Cover Image

Anne "AB" Brillinger

In 40 years of (mostly) nonprofit public relations work, AB's had the good fortune to promote things she believes in and have fun while she's at it. Her Irish luck continues with her King's English assignment, helping to publicize events for writers and readers.

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Betsy Burton

Betsy Burton is the co-founder of The King's English Bookshop.

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The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories By Anthony Marra Cover Image

Ann Cannon

Utah native Ann Cannon is a bookseller, newspaper columnist and award-winning children's author who once wrote a series of easy readers about two stupid pirates. In order to better understand her characters, Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe, Ann spent some time wearing an eye patch.

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Go as a River By Shelley Read Cover Image

Calvin Crosby

In 2021 I returned to Utah and Salt Lake City after 25 plus years in Northern California. My husband and I returned to take over The King’s English Bookshop’s founder Betsy Burton’s share in the store.

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The Gutter Prayer (The Black Iron Legacy #1) By Gareth Hanrahan Cover Image

Will Eakland

Will is the shipping/receiving manager and IT manager at the King's English Bookshop. This position involves receiving and maintaining incoming inventory every day.

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The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year By Margaret Renkl Cover Image

Vivian Evans

A long time member and former president of The Children's Literature Association of Utah, Vivian loves people and books. When the two come together, she is especially happy.

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The Premonition: A Pandemic Story By Michael Lewis Cover Image

Sue Fleming

Why is a retired nurse working in a bookstore? Several years ago I completed a very satisfying career as a nurse with communities, hospitals, colleges and for the Utah Army National Guard. I love working for The King's English and am having a grand experience reading everything as fast as I can!

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City Under One Roof By Iris Yamashita Cover Image

Wendy Foster Leigh

Retired English teacher and administrator, she finds nothing more wonderful than having a cat on the knee and a book in hand. She is an Anglophile and lover of mystery and fantasy novels--often set in the wilds of Lancashire or Yorkshire.

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image

Mickey George

Whether in a library, bookstore, or writing her own, Mickey has always been surrounded by books. She lives in Salt Lake City with two adorable troublemaking dogs and has a long time passion for graphic novels and comics, and a new passion for Dungeons and Dragons. 

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Gina Gregovich

Hello Fellow Readers! I can be found at TKE gift wrapping during the holidays, writing descriptions for “blind date books” throughout the year, or as a customer at my favorite bookstore! I am a (very old) graduate student getting my master’s degree in English.

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The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) By Richard Osman Cover Image

Linda Gurrister

Linda Gurrister is a long time Utah resident. She is a retired psychotherapist and also a "closet bibliophile" who has recently "come out." Working at The King's English combines her passion for good books with her love of people.

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Becky Hall

Becky has been a book lover all her life. When she was little, she read every one of the children’s biographies in her local library. She became an elementary school teacher and finally found her way to the best job in the world as the elementary school librarian at Rowland Hall.

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