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Becky's Picks
Becky is the captain of the deck (floor manager). She makes sure everything in the daily store life is smooth sailing. Beloved by the front staff and customers alike, Becky is a lover of people, books and the truth. She will read any book that catches her eye. If you need a suggestion you can find her Monday to Friday at the desk in the big book room.

Candace's Picks
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. You can find her Monday to Saturday.
Doris's Picks
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's Picks
Elise 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. She's either devouring more fiction or writing her own adventure-filled novels.
Kristyn's Picks
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 Picks

Lando 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.

Lauryssa's Picks
Lauryssa is takes care of the kid's section and graphic design. When she's not here, she's either studying at UFV for a degree in English Literature and Linguistics, or curled up at home with a book or some new art project. Lauryssa loves (almost) all things creative and things that encourage you to think hard. Her reading centers around fantasy, theology, social issues, and pretty picture books.

Lynn's Picks
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.
Moe's Picks
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.

Rob's Picks
Rob is the music guru. Give him a lyric you heard on Praise 106.5 and he'll probably be able to sort out which artist and album. Need a similar artist to one you love? He'll have some good suggestions for you. Currently recovering from a second bout of brain cancer, Rob will only be in the store occasionally. You can find him by his desk on most Tuesdays and Thursdays.