Nina, what do you do at the bookshop? 

I'm the Inventory Manager

What's your favorite thing about your role here?

I am the first person to see every book that comes into the shop - it makes me feel very powerful and all-knowing :)

What’re your go-to genres? I am all over the place! I love general fiction and science/nature but mystery & romance are my comfort reads, while politics & current events are my rage reads.

What are you reading right now? All That Is Mine I Carry With Me by William Landay

Favorite Book Quote: "All flourishing is mutual" -Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

What was the last book you read? Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond

What do you eat when you read? Everything, unfortunately.

Best drink to sip while reading: Coffee :)

Describe your ideal place to read: On my living room floor in a puddle of sunlight.

What book do you think everyone should read? Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Preferred method of bookmarking: I am a monster, and I am very ashamed to admit that I am a notorious dog-earer of pages.

Someone you've read about with whom you want to be best buds: Becky Chambers -an author, not a character- but I love her brain.

Do you read alone or with company? I usually have a couple of dogs and cats on top of me.

What book have you re-read the most? All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

What  book has challenged you the most? I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Favorite Childhood Book: Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

What book have you not wanted to end? Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Quick! Recommend a book! Enter the Body by Joy McCullough - This is a new YA book UGH! it was so good. PLEASE ask me about it.

What meme best describes you?

The Bean Trees: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062277756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - May 7th, 2013

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table By Ruth Reichl Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780812981117
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 25th, 2010

Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

Binti By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780765385253
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tordotcom - September 22nd, 2015

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness By Michelle Alexander Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

The Sun Is a Compass: My 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds By Caroline Van Hemert Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316414449
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Spark - February 25th, 2020

Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

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