Meet Ruby and Crew
Ruby is living her best life as a bookstore dog. In the store she loves being right in the doorway to greet new visitors, being read to by kids, and of course belly rubs! Outside the store, Ruby loves running around at Folsom Lake, swimming with her kiddos, and camping.
Stacy (she/her) opened Ruby's Books in September 2020 to provide Folsom with a community gathering space focused on books and big ideas. Stacy enjoys the wonderful conversations that take place everyday in the store, and she especially loves helping kids find their next favorite book. When Stacy isn't in the store, she is probably in her kitchen, or enjoying the outdoors with her family.
Kate (she/her) is a reader whose goal is to bring the joy of reading to all, no matter what books a person likes to read or their past relationship with reading. She appreciates chatting with visitors and welcomes good conversation. Some of her favorite books include Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Native Son by Richard Wright, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. When not reading, Kate enjoys riding her bike, working on her frog research, or petting her dog whose name also happens to be Ruby. She holds a BA in Anthropology and Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Samantha (she/her) just graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Psychology and hopes to pursue a career in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the future. Ever since elementary school she has loved to fill her free-time with reading. Lately her favorite go-to genre is YA or new adult fantasy, but she also enjoys a wide range of other fiction and nonfiction. Samantha has always dreamed of working in an independent bookstore, and loves organizing our bookshelves and sharing her love of books with our visitors. Next time you visit Ruby’s Books be sure to ask her for her latest fantasy recommendations!
Abby (she/her) is a junior in high school who is passionate about reading and wants to encourage other young readers to explore literature. She enjoys recommending books to customers in person and writing shelf talkers for when she is not physically present. Some of her favorite novels are The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab, and Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas. Outside of her time at Ruby’s Books, Abby participates in competitive rowing, plays the ukulele, and drinks a lot of coffee!
Kristi (she/her) is a Folsom native. She enjoys reading books of all genres, her current favorites are biographies and fiction. Kristi is always open to recommendations and loves recommending books based on your interests. When not reading, her hobbies include hiking, baking and traveling.
Lou (she/her) is Ruby’s sister. When she isn’t doing homework or arts and crafts Lou is reading. She also enjoys riding her bike, listening to music, skateboarding, taking care of plants, and of course, petting Ruby. Some of Lou’s favorite books are Highschool by Tegan and Sara, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, and Land of Stories by Cris Colfer. Lou loves to talk to people who come into the store about books they’ve read.
Taylor (she/her) is currently attending Sacramento State University and is majoring in English with the hope of becoming a high school English teacher. She enjoys giving book recommendations and chatting with customers about their current reads. Some of her favorite authors are Colleen Hoover, Sarah J. Maas, and Jay McLean. When she's not at Ruby’s, she loves to journal, take long walks with her dog, and spend time with friends and family.
Zach (he/him) is a native of Santa Barbara who moved to Sacramento when he was 15 years old. He is a graduate of California College of the Arts with a BA in Writing & Literature and hopes to pursue a further career in Academia. In his free time, he enjoys birdwatching, reading Asian American and YA literature, and watching any movie or TV show where they say, “Secure the perimeter!” He is also a contributor to chopsticksalley.com.