These are our staff
Patricia is Cree and a member of the As'in'i'wa'chi Ni'yaw Nation. After 17 years of working at various bookstores and non-profits, she was inspired to open her own used bookstore that would also serve as an event space for the community. She believes books connect us to our humanity and couldn't imagine doing anything else! Ask her about Indigenous Studies, Psychology, Health, or the Rare Book Room.
Estlin McPhee is a writer and book enthusiast who has worked for a long time with food, kids, and the written word (occasionally all at once). For five years, they co-organized REVERB: A Queer Reading Series and once upon a time they ran a pop-up pancake cafe. Ask Estlin about Poetry, Gender Studies, Young Adult and Children’s books.
Michael has been a bookseller in Vancouver (unceded territories) for 2 decades, and has handled everything from mimeographed East Van screeds to 18th Century tomes. His reading and collecting habits are eccentric and eclectic but focus on History & Classical Studies, Philosophy, and Poetry & Drama. Ask him about those subjects (and others), or the films of John Waters or Godzilla!
Emily Dundas OkeMedia Manager and Curator
Emily is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. She was artist in residence at the Nida Art Colony (2019) and Access Gallery (2020), among others. She has held positions at the Kamloops Art Gallery and the Contemporary Art Gallery. Beyond her work with Massy, she works as the Arts Editor and Community Engagement with The Capilano Review. She loves speaking with others about Indigenous literatures and contemporary art.
Hari Alluri, who immigrated to Vancouver, Coast Salish territories at age twelve, is the author of Carving Ashes (CiCAC, 2013), The Promise of Rust (Mouthfeel, 2016), The Flayed City (Kaya Press, 2017) and is currently working on another book. An award-winning poet, educator, and teaching artist, his work appears widely in anthologies, journals and online venues.
Nena Rawdah brings over 20 years of publishing and bookselling experience to Massy Books, and has previously been a book buyer at Powell's Books. Not only that, she successfully ran her own store in Portland for 10 years. She is passionate, skilled, and committed book to building community and a well reputed editor as well!
Andrew IgelCasual Bookseller
Andrew is a practicing architect by day and casual bookseller by night (and the occasional Sunday). He fled the US over nine years ago and couldn't be happier with his decision today. Ask him about anything related to Architecture, Design, US History and Politics, Beer, or Music. OR, if you need an architect, click the link below!