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.
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!"