JAX Based Authors

Jacksonville is full of many incredible artists (ranging from painting and music, to food and writing) and we are absolutely thrilled to be apart of the writing community. We try our hardest to keep as many local authors in stock as we possibly can, and we offer many opportunities to have book signings and meet & greets. Check out a few of our best selling locals and some of our favorite titles below:

Ron Chamblin

Ron Chamblin

Ron is the founder and owner of Chamblin's, first opening in 1976. He is usually working at the Roosevelt location, riding around on his motorcycle, or hiding out and reading something interesting about History or Philosophy. 



Angela Grabe

Angela Grabe

Angela has been with our company since 2014 and is the manager at the Roosevelt location. She is an alumna from Flagler College & can find any title that you're looking for. She enjoys reading and being outside. 



Joseph Guiffre

Joseph Guiffre

Joseph has been working with our company since 2018 and works at both locations. He got stranded down here from the Great White North and has been wandering through the palmettos and pines ever since. Also, enjoys burritos.



Evan Scott

Evan Scott

Evan has been working at the Roosevelt location since 2016. He enjoys reading comic books and watching movies in his spare time. 



Abby McCall

Abby McCall

Abby has been with Chamblins since 2017 and is the front end manager at the Roosevelt location. She's in charge of our Book Club & works with Cari to run our monthly Art Walk set up. She enjoys cats, nature and loves talking about books (obviously).



John Wright

John Wright

John works at the Roosevelt location. He's the muscle behind the books and usually the first face you see when bringing books in. He loves animals, nature and helping people. 



Jeremiah Lambert

Jeremiah Lambert

JD has been with our company since 2017. He is an artist & musician active in our local community.



Clifton  Gardner

Clifton Gardner

Has been our maitenance man for several years. 



Jennifer O'Donnell

Jennifer O'Donnell

Long timer since 1999.  General Manager of both stores. Can be contacted via cell phone 904-416-4770.  Weirdo, bibliophile, troublemaker lover of books in any genre!  



Olga Diers

Olga Diers

Originally from Russia, Olga has been working in the stacks at the Roosevelt location since 2007. She can find just about anything! In her spare time she enjoys gardening, bicycling and reading funny mystery books. 



Carly

Carly

Carly has been with the company since 2013 and is one of the managers at Chamblin's Uptown. She lives in St. Augustine with her partner and their various pets and plants.



Maddy Borjas

Maddy Borjas

Maddy has been with Chamblin's since 2017 and is one of the floor staff at Chamblin's Uptown & Bookmine. She is studying Library Science at FSCJ, making collages in her free time and walking her cat, Bucket, daily. Ask her about our Criterions in stock!



Cäri Hamweh

Cäri Hamweh

Cäri has been with Chamblin's since 2014 and is a bookstore manager at the Uptown location. She enjoys international relations, watching Jeopardy and discovering obscure music in her free time. Ella habla español. 



Johnny Masiulewicz

Johnny Masiulewicz

Working with us since 2018, Johnny is mostly at our Bookmine location. A host of our monthly Open Mic Night at Chamblin's Uptown, local poet and zinester. Make sure to take a peek at his zine Happy Tapir on our shelves! 



Emily Alcorn

Emily Alcorn

Emily has been with the company since 2010. In her spare time she enjoys drawing, dogs, pies, and reading books by her favorite author, Ray Bradbury.



Amanda Foster

Amanda has been with the company since 2017. She's a Mama that loves jamming good music and making people smile. 



June  Lackey

June Lackey

June has been with the company since 2017. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and utilizing her skills to help people to the best of her ability. 



Samantha Raychok

Samantha Raychok

Samantha has been working at the bookmine since 2019. She enjoys reading young adult novels, painting and playing video games.



Sean Singson

Sean Singson

Sean is the cafe manager at the Uptown location and has been with the company since 2016. He comes from a polished chef background and has worked in Michelin stared restaurants such as Patina and Daniel. Ask him to make you a latte.