Saturday, January 12, 2013

'The Booksellers I Know Are Superheroes'

"I think customers would be shocked to really get to know the booksellers who work in independent bookstores. They are some of the most creative, interesting people on the planet. In addition to bookselling, they are writing a book or studying cello or going to cooking school or getting a masters in health or doing their art or starting a side business or going to college or trying to write a novel in 30 days or working on their bucket list or saving for a trip around the world or opening a restaurant or working as a film makeup artist and so on and so forth. They may look like retail clerks to some, but the booksellers I know are superheroes."

--Allison Hill, COO of Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, Calif., in an interview on City Lights's blog via Shelf Awareness

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