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.
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.
Janice DaltonSales Coordinator
Janice brings a wide range of administrative and web skills through her experience working at the Vancouver Art Gallery. As a sales coordinator, Janice works to get your new favourite books into your home.
Jessica Poon is a writer, line cook, and pianist based in Vancouver. We are very happy to be welcoming her to the Massy team. She has a BA in English literature from the University of British Columbia. In her spare time, she reviews books and fantasizes about dog ownership.
Andrew IgelCasual Bookseller
Andrew is a practicing architect by day and casual bookseller/book-hauler/labourer by night. He fled the US over 12 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!