Mary

Mary, what do you do at the bookshop? I'm the Programs Manager and Bookseller.

What's your favorite thing about your role here? I have the privilege of inviting authors to Maria's Bookshop for events and making it happen!

What’re your go-to genres? Fiction, nature writing, animals, environment, middle grade and aything about BEES!

What are you reading right now? Martyr! by Kaveh Akbar, Atomic Habits by James Clear, Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge by Lizzie Pook

What was the last book you read? Crossings by Ben Goldfarb

What do you eat when you read? Nothing!

Best drink to sip while reading?Hot Lavender Honey Tea with extra honey!

Do you read alone or with company? Usually alone or with a canine companion.

Favorite Book Quote: “Books are a uniquely portable magic." - Stephen King

Favorite format for consuming books: Good ole fashion book in hand

When do you make time to read? Primarily right when I get up and before bed.

Describe your ideal place to read: At home, snowy day, fire going, dog on the couch next to me.

Preferred method of bookmarking: Anything except folding the page corner!

What was your favorite childhood book? Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Quick! Recommend a book! West with Giraffes by Linda Rutledge - an all-time favorite!

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West with Giraffes By Lynda Rutledge Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781542023344
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - February 1st, 2021

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Bless Me, Ultima By Rudolfo Anaya Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780446600255
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 1st, 1994

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Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet By Ben Goldfarb Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781324005896
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2023

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Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

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Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship By Catherine Raven Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781954118119
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - June 28th, 2022

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Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge: A Novel By Lizzie Pook Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982180546
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 16th, 2024

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The Vaster Wilds: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593418390
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 12th, 2023

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Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit By Lyanda Lynn Haupt Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316426497
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - April 4th, 2023

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The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet By Jeff Goodell Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316497572
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 11th, 2023

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The River We Remember: A Novel By William Kent Krueger Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982179212
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Published: Atria Books - September 5th, 2023