by Powell's Books, January 31, 2019 10:14 AM
Powell’s new book buyers have the daunting but enviable task of sorting through thousands of books each year to pick just the right ones for our stores. They’re a knowledgeable crew, and our go-to resource for what to read next (plus, they have all the best galleys). Below, our buying team share the spring and summer books that have them feeling good about the state of reading in 2019.
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Mary Jo's Picks
Mary Jo S. buys literature and science fiction. She firmly believes in the redemptive power of strong tea.
Keith M. buys history, politics, social science, and business books. He would like to thank Michelle Obama.
Working (April 2019)
by Robert A. Caro
Corie K.-B. is our sciences and tech buyer, and a self-proclaimed DNA nerd.
Leah C. has always been a reader and a collector… which means she has basically spent her entire life as a book buyer, even when she wasn’t getting paid for it. Luckily, now she buys for a wide variety of adult nonfiction categories, so she can (mostly) use her powers for good.
McKenzie W. is a romance and true-crime junkie! She spends most of her free time reading, knitting, or listening to podcasts.
Kim T. is the one of the children’s book buyers and the performing arts buyer, and really wants a pet capybara.
Leah B. buys for an assortment of subjects including art and poetry. She loves making things and is trying hard to keep her houseplants alive.
Doug C. orders books for Powell’s, has been referred to as a data ninja, and really just wants a nap.
Madeline S. buys kids' books and foreign language titles, and has been reliably informed that she’s the quintessential Hufflepuff.
Tracey T. is our cookbook buyer. When not reading or weaving or cooking in her tiny kitchen, she can be found in her backyard playing with her poodle, Mathilda. Tracey loves bacon. She has set her kitchen on fire only once.
Kathi K. has worked at Powell’s for decades and knows all too well… too many books, too little time. Sigh!
Jennifer H. buys sports books. Her three favorite things are books, basketball, and cats.