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    The Way Things Work Now Cover Image
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    Atlas of Animal Adventures: A collection of nature's most unmissable events, epic migrations and extraordinary behaviours Cover Image
    Born and raised in the South, Justin moved to Seattle and began working at Elliott Bay in 2016. His favorite books can be found in the history,...
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    The Secret History of Twin Peaks: A Novel Cover Image
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    Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming Cover Image
    Tony is a bookseller from Cleveland, Ohio.
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    Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Vintage International) Cover Image
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    The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards #1) Cover Image
    A lifelong Seattleite, Chester labored in the seafood industry until he got tired of the smell and the bears, and now grudgingly works as a...
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    The son of a librarian and a teacher, Brendan's passion for reading caught fire faster than you can say, "Pat sat on a mat." Born in Chicago and...
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    Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer Cover Image
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    The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) Cover Image
    Holly has worked full time as a bookseller since 1980. She has served on the board of Northwest Bookfest and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers...
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    The Animators: A Novel Cover Image
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    Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me Cover Image
    Amy
    Amy became a bookseller at the tender age of 17 and hasn't found her way out of the life since. Born & raised in the Pacific Northwest, she is a...
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    Ghosts of Seattle Past Cover Image
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    MDC: Memoir from a Damaged Civilization: Stories of Punk, Fear, and Redemption Cover Image
    Andy has lived in Seattle for over 10 years. Besides being an avid reader, he is an artist and musician and enjoys hiking and nature.
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    We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
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    Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
    Liz
    Elizabeth's namesake was not the Queen of England, that famed monarch whose virginal persona looms large in the works of the Bard; nor was she named...
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    Watership Down: A Novel Cover Image
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    The Trumpet of the Swan Cover Image
    Elaine loves reading everything under the sun and has lived all over the states, although her longest stint thus far has been in upstate NY.  ...
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    The Ambassadors (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
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    A Perfect Spy: A Novel Cover Image
    Peter came to bookselling late, discovering in midlife what he'd always wanted to be doing but couldn't previously identify. His desert-island books...
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    Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me Cover Image
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    The Plague and I Cover Image
    Karen is a bookseller and Author Events Co-Coordinator at Elliott Bay, and you'll also see her selling books at our events around the city. She has...
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    Between the World and Me Cover Image
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    Invisible Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
    As a youth, Blair discovered his love for literature and storytelling because his mother made sure he never missed a Scholastic Book Club fair in...
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    We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Cover Image
    Jacob grew up going with his parents to the old Elliott Bay down in Pioneer Square. He is thrilled to be working at EBBCo, and hopes to use his...
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    My Year of Meats: A Novel Cover Image
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    The Housekeeper and the Professor: A Novel Cover Image
    Tracy first cut her teeth as a bookseller at the Tattered Cover in Denver and followed that up with a brief stint at Tower Books in Queen Anne, where...
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    Augustown: A Novel Cover Image
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    The Changeling: A Novel Cover Image
    Rick started working at Elliott Bay when Gerald Ford was President of the U.S.
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    Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (Sexual Cultures) Cover Image
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    Dawn Cover Image
    Not to be confused with the other Sam, this Sam was born and raised in the Seattle area. This Sam loves Frank Ocean and the western shore of San...
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    Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act Cover Image
    Sam was born on Long Island and lived there for many years. He then lived in various other parts of New York for fewer, but still numerous,...
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    Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life Cover Image
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    The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
    Originally hailing from New York, Emma grew up thinking she would become either a witch or a librarian. Instead, she's a career bookseller, but she's...
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    The Bone Clocks: A Novel Cover Image
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    Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar Cover Image
    Born and raised in Alaska, Laura is proud to have called the Pacific Northwest home her entire life. When she isn't reading or pushing book...
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    My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (Wesleyan Poetry) Cover Image
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    Rimbaud the Son (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) Cover Image
    John joined the good ship Ebbco in 2012, having previously worked in bookstores in Manhattan and Providence, RI. In addition to bookselling, he has...
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    In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
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    Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto Cover Image
    Lauren always has at least two books in her bag and approximately 78 next to her bed and feels that the best books are the ones that make us feel...
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    The Wagon and Other Stories from the City (Chicago Visions and Revisions) Cover Image
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    The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed Cover Image
    A bookseller since 1988, Jesse realized in May 1973 that the earth is choking to death on Homo sapiens, and in the years since has only seen the...
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    Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
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    Tell Me a Riddle, Requa I, and Other Works Cover Image
    Graham has been a bookseller for over 20 years. Currently, he is responsible for Elliott Bay's architecture, nature, and photography sections. He...
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    Asterios Polyp (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
    Lara is an illustrator and comic artist who slings books, flings paint, and shuffles soles. Find her at Elliott Bay or anywhere rugs are cut.
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    Barkskins: A Novel Cover Image
    Erica enjoys playing with words whenever and wherever a willing word is found. She loves reading them as well, and besides the pleasures of food,...
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    Beneath the Wheel: A Novel Cover Image
    Greg was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Washington State (Spokane, Walla Walla, Bellingham, and Seattle). He's also lived in New York City and...
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    The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Cover Image
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    Rhapsody of the Naked Immigrants Cover Image
    Cody arrived in Seattle via train in 2003, and has been in the habit of accruing library fines ever since. He's also a big-time Maggie Nelson devotee...
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    What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories Cover Image
    Born and raised in Kentucky, Shawn now gets sweaty palms if she's more than 2 hours from saltwater. She begrudgingly accepts Seattle winters, makes...
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    Abandon Me: Memoirs Cover Image
    Callie has called the West Coast her home all her life, but it was during a reluctant year in Phoenix, AZ that she caught the bookselling bug at her...
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    The Vegetarian: A Novel Cover Image
    Ellis grew up in Seattle and is joyfully returning to the Pacific Northwest after eight years elsewhere. In her time not thinking about books she...
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    A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters (Vintage International) Cover Image
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    After Henry (Vintage International) Cover Image
    Wes
    Wes is a Seattle native—an artist, urban hiker, dog fanatic, and failed Stoic.