Ever since Michael could be legally employed, he’s spent his time connecting people with books, food, or both. A lifelong lover of the written (and spoken) word, he studied English and German at Stonehill College. Through a lifetime of reading, and in earning his BA, he is convinced that it is story (the weaving, the telling, the listening, the sharing of it) that defines us and makes us human. He’s been at the Trident since the summer of 2004, starting as a Bookseller, spending some time as the Bookstore Manager, and now quite happy to contribute to the success of Trident in his present role as GM.
When he’s not doing his best to keep the Trident running smoothly, you’ll probably find him reading, bicycling, or playing a little music. An amateur musician, he dabbles in several instruments and loves to sing.
Courtney Flynn, Marketing/Events CoordinatorCourtney was the original regular at the Trident, seeing as her parents are the owners and she’s been coming here since birth. She has seen the store evolve from funky hangout on the wrong end of Newbury Street to a Boston staple in a good part of town. Her employment history started at the Trident when she would put price stickers on books and arrange greeting cards as a child. She went on to work in publishing for two years at Shambhala Publications and has now returned to the Trident as part of the management team.
Max Clark, Assistant Bookstore Manager
Max has been Assistant Bookstore Manager since November 2007. Born in Okinawa, Japan, transplanted to NH (the chip on his shoulder growing by the day), he left the sombre ocean for an idyllic mountain atmosphere that happened to have a college in its valley. Renewed by the grunge of western Massachusetts’ industrial decay and vibrant artistic belt, he absquatulated the scene and landed in Boston. His favorite color is green.
Jennifer Bernstein: Lawyer/mediator by day, waitress/bartender by night. Jen is one of Trident’s well educated, well rounded, diverse and talented staff members. After spending a full day in court or mediating a case, Jen mixes up a mean Sangria for customers to sample at the café or a nice frothy cappuccino to pair with one of Trident’s many homemade decadent desserts.
After years of litigating for others, Jen founded her own law and mediation firm dedicated to offering affordable client-driven conflict resolution services to Massachusetts residents. To find out more about The Law Office of Jennifer S. Bernstein, please visit the following:
Firm Website: www.bernsteinyang.com
Rafael (Raf, or Rafi) is kind of new to Boston, and Trident. He was born in Colombia and raised in Providence, RI where he studied Film Theory. Apart from film, Raf knows a lot about: Women’s lit, Confessional Prose, and Microfiction. Young and uncowed, he actively pursues the interests of creative communities by volunteering his time to organizing and curating events. Look for him at theaters, museums, and music venues. Or come and chat with him at Trident! Or on MOVIE NIGHT!
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James Classey, Bookseller
James Classey was found as a fully formed fetus in a drop of moisture on a Mountain Laurel in rural Connecticut sometime in the early 80s, the first recorded instance of what is now commonly referred to as a “Dew Baby”. Years later, this medical miracle can be found at Trident Booksellers, performing his various duties in a virtuosic manner that continues to delight, astonish and please patrons and co-workers alike.
Jamie’s interest in independent retail bookselling goes back to his graduate school days in Chicago, where he worked for another fine independent bookstore on the south side. After moving to Boston in 1999, he signed up with Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, where he was a bookseller for about 8 years, before joining the staff at the Trident in February of 2008.