Matt graduated from William & Mary as an English major in 2000. Since then he’s held a variety of jobs, ranging from counselor for troubled youth to canvasser for USPIRG. Throughout, his passion for books has remained a constant. In 2005 he discovered Capitol Hill Books and immediately fell in love with its many tall and teetering stacks threatening to fall and crush you at any moment. He got a job shelving, and shortly thereafter started Bookstore Movers with his newfound coworkers and friends at the store.
A native of Washington DC and one of the longest serving members of the Bookstore Movers crew, Craig is by far the most requested mover on the team. His perfectly formed calf muscles aren’t a product of his Princeton education, but they were a major plus during his interview with Matt. Craig is an avid sports fan, book club member, and paper plane creator. His favorite book is The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina.
Voted “most likely to call in sick because of a paper cut received while reading,” ABecks is more guapo than many a man but humble enough to admit that his beard is just “too sexy” and not “really too sexy”. Combining his love for the literary world, a Masters in Library Sciences, and a general love of bookworms; Aaron is the definition of a Bookstore Mover. He loves moving, playing bocce ball in the snow and pretending to know the rules of the 4 major sports. His favorite book is David Copperfield’s biography – the audio version.
Native Washingtonian.St. Albans High School graduate.All around athlete. Psychology and Media communications double major at University of Arizona. Also studied Business Marketing in Miami, Fl. Night life enthusiast, former club promoter.Aspiring Screen actor. Loves Music, Film, stage, wine, sports, and writing poetry.
Beau grew up on a horse ranch in rural Texas. Most of his youthful pursuits involved rodeo or basketballs, with the occasional reading of philosophical dialogues, mostly Socratic, all by Plato. After graduating Salutatorian at a small high-school where that doesn’t mean much, he headed off to Princeton, NJ, where he studied philosophy, graduating cum laude in 2003. His senior thesis was on the evolution of Nietzsche’s conception of truth, from his early works on through his later, posthumously published notebooks. Post-college Beau worked as a barista, horse-trainer, research assistant, and freelance editor, before finally getting around to starting his PhD in philosophy, at Georgetown. He lasted a year and a half before he realized the tenure track was not a good fit for his future dreams or his current self. He’s been working for Bookstore Movers since dropping out in the Spring of 2010. He loves the fact that when a day’s work is over, it’s over, and he can read his books without the ominous looming of paper deadlines. Clearly, Beau doesn’t like to talk about himself. His favorite book is: The Princess Bride.
Loather of locks, enjoyer of fine beers, and social entrepreneur, Jason is one of the most extroverted members of the crew. J-Dawg loves meeting and chatting up clients. His dazzling knowledge of multiple languages, religion, music, sports and the American Girl doll line is just the tip of the iceberg. Ask him about the time he spent canoeing the Colorado on his own if you want to hear an epic, Homer-esq story of coming of age. His favorite book: Dreams of My Father.
Giggler, dreamer, wannabe painter, Benny “The Bull” is a mover of varied interests. You can find him discussing the intricacies of wheat beers at a house party one night and then juggling a soccer ball on the beach the next day. Growing up in Washington DC has given him a distinct respect for the area and its residents. Benidito looks forward to meeting new clients and learning about their favorite out of the way places in DC. His favorite book: Atlas Shrugged.
A Texas native, Vermont John is a walking paradox. Both lover and fighter, Republican and Democrat, and hipster and posh fashionista, VJ is the crew’s expert on all things Pop. Known to sing Justin Bieber songs while moving, he will be sure to be off rhythm while carrying your couch. An oddball to be sure, he is still a favorite of the crew. His favorite book isn’t a book, it’s his latest edition of People.
The most normal mover, Kris is a homebody. He reads the newspaper daily, is angry with himself when he can’t complete a crossword puzzle, and tends to spend his evenings “catching up on laundry.” He’s a true Renaissance man. All these hours of study have helped him attain fluency in Swedish, a veritable collection of Battle Star Galactica posters, and every Pog coin ever made. Kris’ favorite book: Pokemon: Ultimate Handbook.
Noted by his peers as the coolest amongst them, Chris “The Mack,” is a classy gentleman. Grower of ginger roots and ponytails, wearer of cool aviators, and holder of unusual knowledge (21st State to join the Union, anyone?), Chris is a delight to have on any move. Also from Washington DC, Chris has recently returned from 8 mile in Detroit where he was honing his R&B skills and is now ready “to put DC on the map as the new capital of Motown.” His favorite book: Democracy in America.