History and Staff


Sam Marcus, Proprietor & Book Guru 
More than three decades ago, The Bookworm Bookstore’s proprietor, Sam Marcus, began selling books at the local flea market to fuel his passion for books and maybe make a buck or two. Over the years he built up an impressive inventory, loyal base of customers and life-long friends. Upon retirement from his day job, he moved the store to a more permanent location in the West Shore Farmer’s Market in Lemoyne. With a staff of loyal friends – together with his wife, son and daugher, this family business has hit the big time with an online presence as well. 

Margo Marcus, Information Specialist & Life Partner

Sara Kaplaniak, Store Manager & Chief Book Finder

Eddy Kaplaniak, Janitor, Fix-it Guy & Muscle

Noah Kaplaniak, Associate & Shelf Organizer

Lily Kaplaniak, Associate & Shelf Organizer

Joe Marcus, Creative Director & Muscle

Kate, Cal and Emmy Marcus, Alphabetizers and Cheerleaders

Ben Derk, Associate & Book Locator

Rae Newbaum, Associate & Book Locator

Gavin Berkebile, Associate & Book Locatr

Doris Scheffey, Scheffey Custom Framing