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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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Betsy Burton

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

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Blackouts: A Novel By Justin Torres 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 Bright Sword: A Novel of King Arthur By Lev Grossman 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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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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Slow Dance: A Novel By Rainbow Rowell 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 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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Anne Holman

My mom used to yell at me to come out from the other side of the bed and play with my friends who had come over to visit. It wasn't that I didn't want to play; it was just that a book, pretty much any book, had caught my attention and carried me away.

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Keith Jones

Having lived a life of travel focused on animal husbandry, owning and collecting books was a luxury we didn't always have space for.

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The Song of Achilles: A Novel By Madeline Miller Cover Image

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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Val Kittel

Once upon a time in the early 2000’s, or late 1990’s (who keeps track of time?) Val asked Betsy if she could help out at TKE at Christmas. She learned how to wrap books and tie bows, then moved behind the counter and spent some time on the floor.

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His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by) Cover Image

Sally Larkin

Long time customer and insatiable reader, Sally is versatile in all areas of the store. Go ahead and try to stump her!

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All Our Yesterdays: A Novel of Lady Macbeth By Joel H. Morris Cover Image

Annie Mark

Salt Lakers know Annie as an Actor and Director at local theatre venues. She relishes her new role as bookseller at one of her favorite haunts of many years.

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All Our Yesterdays: A Novel of Lady Macbeth By Joel H. Morris Cover Image

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Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies: A Novel (The Vacation Mysteries #1) By Catherine Mack Cover Image

Krysti Meyer

Krysti Meyer learned how to read when she was two, and she never stopped. She’s a Watty Award winning author and book content creator who does all the social media for The King's English.

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Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies: A Novel (The Vacation Mysteries #1) By Catherine Mack Cover Image

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