a weird nut

Jamie Perconti - events@pandemoniumbooks.com

Jamie Perconti is Pandemonium's Events Manager. They organize the special events that happen every Saturday and run most of the regular weekly tournaments in the store. If you'd like to see more events at Pandemonium for your favorite game, send Jamie an e-mail, and they will work with you to try to make it happen.

John Beresford - orders@pandemoniumbooks.com

If you want to order a game, tell us why we should carry some particularly awesome game, ask advice on books or games, or be trolled (in person only; Internet trolling has a different union), John is your go-to guy.

Class: Games Manager, Level 19, Historian, Level 7, Race: Store Troll

Educated at Boston Latin School, UMass Boston, University College of Wales - Aberystwyth, and Cambridge University (Jesus College), specializing in medieval commercial history


Hobbies: reading, playing games, (Magic, board games, RPGs and the like), watching the sports he is no longer in good enough shape to play, and trying to eat two out of every three billy goats he meets


John used to work as a game developer for a small independent game producer (Veritas Games Company, LLC) as well as a bookstore manager. In fact, he is the former books department manager right here at Pandemonium.


He currently dwells in a two-bedroom lair in Charlestown while awaiting the renovation of the bridge he normally hangs his hat under.


When not working, he can sometimes be found playing games at Pandemonium Books and Games.

Landon Pallian - buyer@pandemoniumbooks.com

Hello, I am Landon. I manage all things having to do with our Magic The Gathering card inventory. If you have a collection to sell, specific cards you are looking for, or any magic card related questions, please feel free to email me or call the store.


Sarah Lynn Weintraub - books@pandemoniumbooks.com

Sarah is the Books Manager here at Pandemonium. She is in charge of ordering books, creating displays, and scheduling author events. She is currently in the process of getting her Masters in Library Science at Simmons and she runs a blog that she is (slowly) moving over to a website called Galaxy Girls and Lady Knights about women who write Science Fiction and Fantasy. She is basically constantly surrounded by books and that is pretty much the ideal. Sarah also has a strong commitment to celebrating and lifting up diverse voices both within the store and in her daily life.

Sali Kamara - ccgs@pandemoniumbooks.com

Sali Kamara is in charge of non-Magic the Gathering CCGs, which means she mostly deals with Pok√©mon and Star Wars Destiny. In her free time she enjoys Dungeons and Dragons, learning new games, and reading. She especially loves the work of NK Jemisin and can often be seen hand-selling The Fifth Season to anyone who walks into the store. Sali is also committed to making Pandemonium—and all spaces she inhabits—welcoming to anyone of diverse identities, including race, sexuality, gender, and ability.

Tyler Stewart - general@pandemoniumbooks.com

Tyler Stewart is the owner and founder of Pandemonium Books and Games. Tyler holds a bachelor's degree from Tufts and a Master's degree in business from Boston College. He's really tall. He's married to his fantastic, lovely and intelligent wife Karyn who actually runs the show (and is the webmaster of this site). He reads a lot. He doesn't game nearly often enough.

...And the rest of the cast

There are several more employees, but the above are the full-timers. The part-timers include, in no special order:

  • Allie
  • Annie
  • Bitty thought she read a lot until she started working with John.
  • Dan
  • Doug really hates shoplifters!
  • Emily
  • Karyn is the wife of the owner of the store, the webmaster, and the designer of the fliers and other marketing materials for the store.
  • Natalie
  • Ben