Paper and Cup is owned by Brandi O'Neill who moved to Kimberely over four years ago with her two children from Calgary, AB to pursue a happier, outdoor lifestyle. Brandi has been a self-proclaimed "book worm" her entire life and is excited to be bringing her past business experience into her own retail shop. Her career profile includes many different arenas both in Alberta and BC: interior designer, sales and marketing, social media management, along with numerous volunteer Board positions. Simultaneously, she has held a part-time position as a Flight Attendant with WestJet since 2001, and she has had many opportunities to travel the world. Brandi and her boys love skiing, hiking, biking and the many lakes in the area and in the free time she does get, they love taking road trips exploring the Kootenays together.
Robin Aitkens and her man moved to Kimberley in 1999, planning on staying for a year... outdoor pursuits a-plenty and the best circle of friends have kept them here.
Lifelong avid reader, Robin is excited to be a part of Paper and Cup: it will be her pleasure to provide exemplary customer experiences as she holds the belief there aren't many better ways to spend time than with a mug of warm goodness and an excellent book.
The People behind Paper and
A fantastic group of humans - our Bookstore Baristas were handpicked for their knowledge, compassion and good natured attitudes! They are available to recommend a new title, talk about their favourite read, make you a cup of coffee and help you with anything you need to have the best customer experience! We believe that every staff member brings a valuable story to Paper and Cup and they are all empowered to make the right decision, in all customer service interactions, no manager approval necessary.