Portrait of a Bookseller: Lisa

Last book you loved?

I loved Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness by Amy Irvine.  Her open one way conversation at the grave of the late Ed Abbey was raw and refreshing.  She shared herself as a feminist, a mother and a divorcee all intertwined in being an ardent environmentalist.  It was a welcomed change to see someone not just celebrate but criticize Ed Abby in his larger than life roll in the American Southwest.  

Where are you originally from?

I was born in Casper, Wyoming and then moved to Flagstaff in 1980.

When you're not reading, what do you like to do with your free time?

I love to spend time playing and traveling with my husband and young son.  We enjoy camping, downhill skiing, gardening and exploring new places near and far.  

What book do you want to be written into?

I'd love to be written into the Never Ending Story and to meet Falcore the Luck Dragon face to face.  

Is there a book you reread annually?

I try and reread The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo.  It takes me back to my youth when I was first following my dreams and how it's lead me round the world to come back home to Flagstaff.  It's a sweet tale and I identify with the Andalusian Shepard and his discovery of what are true riches in life.

How would you describe your job to someone you just met?  

I would describe my work as being a ringmistress.  Orchestrating the awesome performance of wild beast and talented performers.  Keeping an eye on all the parts and anticipating the next challenge to keep the show running smoothly.  

What would be the titles of your autobiography?

My Temporary Moment of Insanity


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