Mary Hembree worked at IBM before attending Parsons School of Design in New York City and spending a few years running her own clothing and jewelry business. A lifelong lover of books, a friend led Mary to House of Books four years ago. She has loved it ever since!
When Tori-Lynn isn't stocking shelves at House of Books, she's busy pursuing her MFA in fiction at Southern New Hampshire State University and listening to true crime podcasts. She shares her home with a cat, two snakes, and an uncertain number of frogs.
Benjamin Rybeck joined House of Books as General Manager on April 1, 2020. Previously he ran Brazos Bookstore in Houston and The Center for Fiction's bookstore in Brooklyn. He's also a writer whose debut novel, The Sadness, was published by Unnamed Press in 2016.