Sunday, November 4, 2012

Story of a Bookseller

(A fun, short something from a girl in the depths of NaNoWriMo)

At night, I’m a half-crazed, coffee-infused writer girl. During the day, I’m a bookseller. I know it’s not exactly a lucrative profession, but I do get to play with books every day. My life as a bookseller is defined by weekend shifts, odd customers and even odder questions. Oh, and hundreds of books in every size, shape, color and topic.
I help people find books when they only know the cover color. I don’t always succeed.
I read new, amazing picture books when I'm alone in the Kids section. I recently picked up The Quiet Book and The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska, which are fantastic.

I browse new teen and young reader books, constantly adding to my to-read (Snicket and Oliver) and to-buy lists (Roth).
I will run my finger down the spine of Ally Condie’s Reached the night before it’s released.
Oh, yes.
I help people find the perfect book, whether for themselves or for them to give as a gift. It’s one of my favorite things! And I especially love it when they are interested in teen books. 
                           YOU MIGHT SAY:

“I really liked the Hunger Games.”
“I couldn’t put down Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.”
 “I would like a teen book with dragons.”
                AND I’LL SAY:
                “Why don’t you follow me to the teen section? I’m sure we can find something you’ll love!"



  1. Thanks for taking a break from your crazy, current NaNoWriMo lifestyle for this little bit! Someday I'll show up at your bookstore with lots of moolah just for books and you can help me spend it all...

  2. Anytime! I hope to keep posting every Sunday during November, even though they might be less formal. And I would love to help you pick out books for buying, reading, giving, etc. whenever that day may be!