Sue

Sue, what is your role here at Maria's Bookshop?

I'm a Subsitute Bookseller!

How long have you been in that role?

Since 2018 and more regularly since June of 2023.

What's your favorite thing about your role here?

Working and interacting with people who embrace the power of the written word.

What’s your go-to genre? 

Literary fiction, historical fiction, science and nature.

What are you reading right now?

The Cat's Meow by Jonathan B. Losos and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

What's your favorite book quote?

"She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live" -The Living by Annie Dillard

What book did you just recently finish?

Gilded Mountain by Kate Manning

What's your favorite snack while reading?

Chocolate chip cookies!

And what's the best drink to sip while reading? 

Black coffee.

What's your favorite snack while reading?

Chocolate chip cookies!

What's your favorite format for consuming books? 

I prefer an actual book although I like audiobooks and will entertain e-books occasionally.

Describe your ideal place to read:

In a comfortable chair surrounded by my two cats and my dog.

What book do you think everyone should read?

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

What was your favorite childhood book? 

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Staff Pick Badge
Angle of Repose By Wallace Stegner Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781101872765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - November 4th, 2014

Staff Pick Badge
Go as a River By Shelley Read Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781954118232
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - February 28th, 2023

Staff Pick Badge
This Tender Land: A Novel By William Kent Krueger Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476749303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - May 26th, 2020

The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human By Noah Strycker Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633416
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2015

Staff Pick Badge
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

Staff Pick Badge
The Sentence: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780062671134
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2022

Staff Pick Badge
The Hummingbird's Daughter By Luis Alberto Urrea Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316154529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 3rd, 2006

Staff Pick Badge
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court By Mark Twain, Justin Kaplan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Mark Twain, Justin Kaplan (Introduction by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780140430646
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - February 28th, 1972

Staff Pick Badge
A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There By Aldo Leopold, Barbara Kingsolver (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Aldo Leopold, Barbara Kingsolver (Introduction by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780197500262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 2020

Staff Pick Badge
The Faraway Nearby By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143125495
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2014

Staff Pick Badge
All the Pretty Horses: Border Trilogy 1 (National Book Award Winner) (Vintage International) By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679744399
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 29th, 1993