Our Staff

Embry Clark | Manager Embry joined the Las Vegas gallery in 2008 after completing her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her studies focused on 19th- and 20th-century British and American poetics. As a writer, her first poetry collection, Addresses Home, was published in the Fall of 2015. Other work has appeared in journals such as Mid-American Review, New American Writing, Colorado Review, Court Green, and Witness. When she’s not selling books, Embry is working her way through an ever-growing list of poetry, military history, and crime fiction.

Debbie Deegan | Bookseller Debbie Deegan is a bookseller at the Las Vegas gallery of Bauman Rare Books. She joined the company after graduating from Bryn Mawr College where she studied Political Science and International Studies. During her time at Bryn Mawr, she interned in the Scottish Parliament, spent a summer in France and travelled to Rwanda. When not working with books, she likes to spend time watching films and brushing up on her French and Tagalog.

Gregory Hicks | Bookseller Greg's academic background is in Philosophy and English Literature, but his interests are universal. He's been in the book business for the better part of 25 years. The reason is simple. He is passionate about books. He believes in their potency. He believes in their capacity to wake us up—to new regions of knowledge, feelings we’ve never had, ways of life we would never have imagined, if a book hadn’t pointed the way. Selling rare books is doubly gratifying because first (or very early) editions represent the birth of something new, moments in history when humanity began to wake up a little more. The greater the book, the greater the awakening. Being part of this is deeply satisfying. It’s the reason Greg feels very pleasurably at home in the world of books.

Mary Olsson | Bookseller Mary is a bookseller at the Las Vegas gallery, with a Masters in English Literature from Brigham Young University. After a stint with a construction company (she was part of the team that built the Paris Hotel and Casino), and teaching many years at UNLV, she loves that she gets to study and talk books on a daily basis. When she’s not engrossed in a book, you can find her cooking, baking, hiking or gardening.

Sean Samuels | Bookseller Sean is a bookseller in the Las Vegas gallery. Originally from the UK, he has a degree in English from the University of Bristol and an interest in photography. He has served as the US Editor for Hungry Eye Magazine, the Deputy Editor for Photography Monthly Magazine, and as a Script Editor for the BBC. When not selling books, he enjoys watching films and exploring the US backcountry.

James Russell | Bookseller Dr. James Russell's background is in paleography and book history. He joined the Bauman Las Vegas Gallery in 2014, after teaching University courses in English Literature and Renaissance Studies. He holds a Ph.D in the History of the Book and an M.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Durham University in the United Kingdom, and has conducted research in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. James reads in Latin and Old Norse. Among his interests are incunables and sixteenth-century printed texts, the study of marginalia, and works of natural philosophy and early science. When not poring over alchemical tomes, James enjoys performing improv comedy.