Yarrow, what do you do at the bookshop? 

I have been in the book industry for four years and three of those have been here at Maria's Bookshop as a Bookseller!

What do you love about your role here?

I deeply enjoy sharing books that I love with others, my fellow booksellers and customers alike.

What’re your go-to genres? Horror, Metaphysical, Poetry, Fiction, Nature Writing, Psychology

What are you reading right now? I have been on a T. Kingfisher streak lately; I just finished her most recent title, A House with Good Bones .

What's the last book you finished? What Moves with the Dead by T. Kingfisher.

What's your favorite book quote? "I think ultimately you become whoever would have saved you that time no one did." -from Problem Area in Last Sext by Melissa Broder

Best Drink to Sip While Reading: My go-to is a can of La Croix (not sponsored xD).

What do you eat when you're reading? A plate of fruit with cheese and crackers.

Favorite format for consuming books? Physical copy in hand and audiobooks through Libro.fm .

Describe Your Ideal Place to Read: I'm at home, snuggled with my animals on my couch or by a (specific) river with my feet in the water.

What is your preferred method of bookmarking? Dog-ear (I know, true blasphemy!)

When do you read? I enjoy reading while taking a bath or right before bed.

Do you read alone or with company? Alone with my dog and cat for company.

What book do you think everyone should read? The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Best Book Recommendation You’ve Received: True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

What book have you re-read the most? Parasite by Mira Grant

What book has challenged you the most? Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

What book have you not wanted to end? Brother by Ania Ahlborn

Name someone you've read about with whom you want to be best buds: I think it would be fun to meet some of the main characters from some of my favorite books.

What was your favorite book from childhood? The Warriors series by Erin Hunter

Quick! Recommend a book! The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

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Parasite (Parasitology #1) By Mira Grant Cover Image
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In the Dream House: A Memoir By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
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Blood and Chocolate By Annette Curtis Klause Cover Image
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True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart By Thich Nhat Hanh Cover Image
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The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight By Lorin Roche, Ph.D., Shiva Rea (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha By Tara Brach Cover Image
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Soulcraft: Crossing Into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche By Bill Plotkin, Thomas Berry (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Published: New World Library - August 29th, 2003