Portrait of a Bookseller: Cori


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

I would describe myself as a book matchmaker.  I will make your literary dreams come true with the perfect book for you.

Last book you loved:

Rough Magic by  by Lara Prior-Palmer

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Where are you originally from?

Madison, Indiana

What did you do before you come to Bright Side?

I still do it… I work as a professor at NAU in the first year experience. I have worked in colleges for 15 years. I am also well versed in sustainability and career development.

What is the best part of your job?

Finding books customers are excited to read, and getting to read books before they come out!

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

Tennis, biking, hiking, and drinking good wine.

Recommend an author or book you think everyone should read:

The Nature Fix by Florence Williams. It describes all the health benefits of being in nature.

Do you collect any particular types of books?

Stephen King, and sometimes classics with pretty covers.

What book do you want to be written into?

I want to say Stephen King, but nothing is ever easy for his characters. A safer bet might be a character in a cormoran Strike mystery by Robert Galbraith, or Louise Penny’s Three Pines mystery series.

What would be the title of your autobiography?

Bookworm Problems

What is the best advice you ever received from a book or author?

“Reading should be an enjoyable experience. Don’t feel like you have to read something or check off everything on a list. Go with what excites or interests you.” James Mustich, author of 1000 Books to Read Before You Die