Amy

Portrait of a Bookseller

Where are you originally from?

Mulino, Oregon

What is the best part of your job?

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My awesome team! Meeting/Getting to know all of the locals that enjoy our bookshop.

When you’re not reading, what do you like to do in your free time?

Explore new places.

Recommend an author/book you think everybody should read:

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Walk us through your favorite route when browsing books at Bright Side:

I just pick one place to start and see how far I can get before my arms are full.

Do you collect any particular types of books?

I collect children’s books, especially Dr. Seuss, Jan Brett, and Jody Bergsma

What’s your favorite book to give as a gift?

The Coyote Daily by Shreve Stockton

What book do you want to be written into?

The Autobiography of David Attenborough….I love David Attenborough.

What is your favorite opening/closing line of a book?

“The first time I drank piss was on a fire escape overlooking downtown Los Angeles.” NOFX The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories

Is there a book you reread annually?

What Now? by Ann Patchet

What would be the title of your autobiography?

“How to Argue with a Rabbit”

wHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECIEVED FROM A BOOK OR AUTHOR?

“In this life it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place” The Red Queen tells Alice in Lewis Carrols’s Through the Looking Glass. I have this line tattooed on my shoulder.

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