How would you describe your job?
I do a lot of book data stuff for Powell’s, getting book information into our computer system, and I help the people who order new books. I also order for our graphic novel section.
Where are you originally from?
I’m from Los Angeles. I lived there until I was 31. Then I lived in Jersey City, NJ, for three years. I moved to Oregon when I was 34.
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is communicating with and learning from the booksellers who are on the retail floor. Their energy and enthusiasm and knowledge help me make really informed buying decisions.
Tell us about your first memorable reading experience.
I was five or six when I read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
. But I still felt kind of dumb because my older brother...