Molly

Molly, what do you do at the bookshop?

I'm the Sales Floor Manager. Which is weird, because…why not the ceiling, too?

You recently started in June of 2022 but also previously worked here in 2016. What made you come back?

This was, and is, my favorite job ever! I love everyone I work with and being able to represent an independent bookstore with longevity like Maria's Bookshop. And now, under Evan's ownership, I'm excited to be a part of the team that gets to decide where we go in the next 40 years.

What’s your go-to genre? True Crime, Thriller, Narrative Non-Fiction. The sadder, the better. But I can recommend light reads, too.

What are You Reading Right Now? I’m reading a couple books right now: My Murder, a cool dystopian thriller that comes out later this year; and Off the Edge, about conspiracy theories and why our brains are wired to believe them.

How and when do you read? Whenever, wherever I can. I’ll always have a book on me and an e-reader…or two, actually.

Preferred Method of Bookmarking: Whatever is easiest and closest at hand, but I do have a huge collection of bookmarks from bookstores I visit when I travel and about 150 Maria’s bookmarks!

Favorite Book Quote: “We are all subject to the fates. But we must all act as if we are not.”, and “Was there only one world, after all, that spent its time dreaming of others?” Both from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Best Book Recommendation You’ve Received: Psalm for the Wild-Built

What Book Have You Re-read the Most? His Dark Materials

Name a book you wish others would read: Everyone in America should read The 1619 Project. 

What Meme Best Describes You? 

Check out some of Molly's favorite books below!

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Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250236210
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

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Beautiful Country: A Memoir of an Undocumented Childhood By Qian Julie Wang Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593313008
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - September 27th, 2022

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A Little Life By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804172707
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

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Witchlings By Claribel A. Ortega Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338745528
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - April 5th, 2022

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

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The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together By Heather McGhee Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525509585
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - February 8th, 2022

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White Smoke By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063029095
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 14th, 2021

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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) By Min Jin Lee Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

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Through the Woods By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442465961
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 15th, 2014