Owner Gloria Tiller retired from the real estate business in 1988 to open Kazoo Books. A WMU graduate, Gloria co-founded Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo and in 2010 won the Kalamazoo Network’s Glass Ceiling Award.
Before Nick Kekic became a bookseller at Kazoo Books he was an educator for many years and is the author of A Fine Place for a City: Titus Bronson and the Founding of Kalamazoo.
John Wenger has worked in bookstores all of his life and is our book buyer. He leads the Science Fiction book group and writer’s group at the store.
Mary Miars is our database whiz, marketing genius & online bookselling specialist. You’ll also see her at the counter now and then.
Todd Toussaint keeps the site updated, coordinates events & is willing to embarrass himself or others for the sake of a modestly clever Instagram post. He mostly loves chatting about books at the counter.
Radio is our store buddy. Once an award-winning showcat, he now spends his days napping at Gloria’s house or wandering (and napping) here at the store.