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,…
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 Century English Lit. I am allergic to most…
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 internet was but a…
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 day…
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…
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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…
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…
Name: Jason Smith
Bookstore: The Book Table
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…
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.