The Most Fun Job, with Laurie Gillman of East City Bookshop
Happy Independent Bookstore Day! I work part-time in a lovely bookshop on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, and in this bonus episode, I interview my boss, Laurie Gillman, who founded the shop five years ago, to talk about what goes into starting and running a bookshop.
Laurie and I talked about what makes East City Bookshop special, some fun stories she has of hanging out with a few British authors, the challenges of the last year, her advice for anyone wanting to start a bookshop, and a whole lot more.
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Books Mentioned on the Podcast:
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A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance, by Hanif Abdurraqib (US / UK & Worldwide)
A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape, by W Ralph Eubanks (US / UK & Worldwide)
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