Bookish Things I Love
1. Independent bookstores like Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia. I love going into a bookstore and knowing that I will be surprised, that I will see a selection of books personally chosen by a real book lover, a selection that reflects the passion and intelligence of another reader.2. Staff Picks. As a former bookseller, I well remember the pleasure I took in choosing books for the Staff Picks section--and my excitement when a customer bought one of my staff picks. This personal recommendation from Janet at Avid Bookshop ends with the words every passionate reader wants to say when it comes to a book they have loved: Read It! And so I will.
What three bookish things do you love?
Staff Picks are so much fun. I miss going into my fave indie and seeing them here and there on the shelves. Sadly, my indie went under. :(
I love your blog! I've been a bookseller at an independent bookstore for 15 years and I still enjoy choosing what I will place in my "staff pick" slot. And it is very exciting when someone buys it! I also loved Perfect by Rachel Joyce -- I reviewed that on my blog last month.
Whenever I see the staff picks, I wonder what I would choose if I could choose any book in the store to try to convince people to read.
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