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Meet the Staff!

Here at Print: A Bookstore, our staff is made up of book-lovers who want to help you find whatever you need! Curious about us? Read on! 

Emily Russo
Co-Founder, Co-Owner
Lauren Groff mega-fan (with the tattoo to prove it). She's not comfortable unless she's reading 30 books at once.
Favorite Authors: Lauren Groff, Brit Bennett, Sarah Waters, Leslie Jamison, Colson Whitehead, Morgan Jerkins, Tana French, Lily King, Zadie Smith and Jess Walter (and of course, Richard Russo)
Most Underrated Book: Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff
Best 2020 Read: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 


Josh Christie
Co-Founder, Co-Owner
A lifelong Mainer, Josh has been an independent bookseller for over sixteen years. In addition to being a partner at Print: A Bookstore, Josh is a freelance writer and has written four books on beer and the Maine outdoors.
Favorite Authors: Danez Smith, Jennifer Egan, Paul Beatty, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Mary Roach, Kelly Link, Ken Liu
Most Underrated Book: The Ascent of Rum Doodle by WE Bowman
Best 2020 Read: The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper


Gracie Dietshe
Events Coordinator
A New-Yorker by birth and Mainer by choice, Gracie enjoys hosting local authors, partnering up with community organizations, and creating seasonal book displays (yes, especially for spooky season)! Any classic old-lady habit is one she definitely practices!
Favorite Authors: Madeline Miller, Jeanette Winterson, Colson Whitehead, Marjorie Liu, Jay Kristoff, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Robert Jackson Bennett, Hannah Tinti
Most Underrated Book: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
Best 2020 Read: The Pull of Stars by Emma Donoghue


Stephanie Heinz
Children's Manager
Stephanie spent a short time working in publishing in New York City before running away to Maine where there are more trees and people let you pet their dogs. Obsessed with all things illustrated and fantastical, there's a decent chance she's playing a tabletop rpg or thinking up a new character right this second. She loves coordinating projects with local school districts, curating our children's section, and graphic design.
Favorite Authors: 
Elizabeth Acevedo, Lorena AlvarezMary H.K. ChoiNnedi Okorafor, Ben Philippe, Ashley Poston, Margaret RogersonTillie Walden, and the lich guardian of the Tordotcom Pub list
Most Underrated Book: Every single book that brings you joy without breaking your heart
Best 2020 Read: We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez


Becca Morton
Social Media Coordinator
Weekly Print: A Bookstore customer turned employee, Becca is a newbie in the world of bookselling and might just stay a while. Her favorite ways to get in some reading are long walks in the woods with an audiobook from Libro.fm and bedtime stories with her two kids aged three and five.
Favorite Authors: N. K. Jemisin, Fredrik Backman, Lindy West, Ann Patchett, Brandon Sanderson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Josh Funk, Grace Lin
Most Underrated Book: Anything with a happy ending,(i.e. How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry)
Best 2020 Read: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin