Booksellers Rock! Jessilynn Norcross, McLean and Eakin Booksellers

June 24, 2014 • No Comments Name: Jessilynn Norcross aka Princess Jessilynn Title: Owner/Children’s Buyer/Bookseller Bookstore: McLean and Eakin Booksellers Bio: 11 years as a bookseller at McLean and Eakin doing everything from gift buying, children’s programming and buying, events coordinating,…


June 3, 2014

Booksellers Rock! Whitney Spotts, Schuler Books & Music

1 Comment June 3, 2014 • 1 Comment Photo credit: Devroe Teed Name: Whitney Spotts. Job title: Author Events Coordinator. Bookstore: Schuler Books & Music. Brief Bio: I am a former ballet-dancing-choir-singing-volleyball-player with a Masters from University of London, Goldsmith’s College in 20th…


April 11, 2014

Booksellers Rock! Julie Wernersbach, BookPeople

1 Comment April 11, 2014 • 1 Comment Name: Julie Wernersbach Job title: Publicist Bookstore: BookPeople, Austin, Texas Brief Bio: I was born on a warm Spring morning in April of 1981; John Lennon was dead, Charles and Di were engaged and the…


March 3, 2014

Booksellers Rock! Nicole Magistro, The Bookworm of Edwards

3 Comments March 3, 2014 • 3 Comments Name: Nicole Magistro Job title: Owner, book buyer Bookstore: The Bookworm of Edwards Brief Bio: After spending way too much money on an education to become a writer (Northwestern University), Nicole had to get a…


January 15, 2014

Booksellers Rock! Carol Price Spurling, BookPeople of Moscow

1 Comment January 15, 2014 • 1 Comment Name: Carol Price Spurling Title: Manager/co-owner/head buyer/bookkeeper etc. Bookstore: BookPeople of Moscow Brief Bio: I grew up a confirmed bookworm (yet still athletic!) in small-town Iowa, graduated as an English major from Central College, then…


November 17, 2013

Bookstore Tumblrs we like

No Comments November 17, 2013 • No Comments We have such fun with our Tumblr blog (Are you following us? You should follow us. Please follow us.) that we want to share some of the awesome indie bookstore Tumblrs we follow. Check ’em…


November 7, 2012

Booksellers Rock! Gerry Donaghy, Powell’s

No Comments November 7, 2012 • No Comments Name: Gerry Donaghy Bookstore: Powell’s City of Books Title: New Book Purchasing Supervisor Brief Bio: I was born in Philadelphia in the late 60’s, graduated from Reed College, and have worked at Powell’s for over…


August 8, 2012

Booksellers Rock! Megan Sullivan, Harvard Book Store

4 Comments August 8, 2012 • 4 Comments Name: Megan Sullivan Bookstore: Harvard Book Store Title: Head Buyer Brief Bio: I started working at HBS part time in 1999 while going to graduate school. The bookstore life appealed to me more than the…


May 4, 2012

Booksellers Rock! Jason Smith, The Book Table

No Comments May 4, 2012 • No Comments Name: Jason Smith Bookstore: The Book Table Title: Co-owner Brief Bio: Jason began selling books in 1991, moving from one Chicago independent bookstore to another. In 2003, he and his wife, Rachel Weaver, opened The…


February 6, 2012

Booksellers Rock! Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore

15 Comments February 6, 2012 • 15 Comments Name: Kelly Justice Bookstore: Fountain Bookstore Title: Boss Lady Brief Bio: Kelly bought The Fountain in January 2008 after managing it since 2000 and she has been a professional independent bookseller since 1989. What books…