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    The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening Cover Image
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    Player Piano: A Novel Cover Image
    Born and raised in Eastern Washington, Allen split to Los Angeles for school and stayed way too long [sorry SoCal, but it's so true! He can...
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    Giant Days Vol. 1 Cover Image
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    The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World Cover Image
    Alex was born and schooled in Michigan, spent some years living and selling books in New Jersey, and is now happy to call Seattle home. Alex enjoys...
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    Crimson Lake: A Novel Cover Image
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    Bartimaeus The Amulet of Samarkand (Book One) (A Bartimaeus Novel) Cover Image
    Liz
    Liz flew to Seattle to escape the humidity, bugs, and strange humanoids in Florida. She loves animals of all kinds and refuses to choose a side in...
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    Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South 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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    Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies & Advice for Changing Our World Cover Image
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    Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century 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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    A Day with Dogs Cover Image
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    We the Animals 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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    The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World Cover Image
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    Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness Cover Image
    Outside of wrangling books at Elliott Bay, you can find Julia peddling stories on Seattle stages as an actor, and behind the mic as a voiceover...
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    All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries Cover Image
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    Reconnaissance: Poems 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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    Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction Cover Image
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    Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir 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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    Razor-Wire Dharma: A Buddhist Life in Prison Cover Image
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    Nice Guys Finish Last 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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    Limber Cover Image
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    Get in Trouble: Stories 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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    Augustown: A Novel Cover Image
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    Abandoned Baobab: The Autobiography of a Senegalese Woman (CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French) Cover Image
    Rick started working at Elliott Bay when Gerald Ford was President of the U.S.
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    The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements Cover Image
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    The Essential Rilke 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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    Mules and Men Cover Image
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    When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir 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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    My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter Cover Image
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    American Hippo: River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, and New Stories Cover Image
    Sage grew up in the Pacific Northwest and her favorite type of weather report includes a chance of evening rain. She delights in stories of many...
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    Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming Cover Image
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    Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America Cover Image
    Tony is a bookseller from Cleveland, Ohio.
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    While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Wake-Up Call for Mental Health Care in America Cover Image
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    The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone Cover Image
    Jacob is a Seattle native who grew up going with his parents to the old Elliott Bay down in Pioneer Square. He is thrilled to be working at EBBCo,...
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    As a Friend (New Directions Books) Cover Image
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    The Feel Trio 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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    After Henry (Vintage International) Cover Image
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    The Writing of Art Cover Image
    Wes
    Wes is a Seattle native—an artist, urban hiker, failed Stoic, and dog fanatic. When he's not selling books at Elliott Bay, you might find him in a...
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    Between the World and Me Cover Image
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    Song of Solomon (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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    Moshi Moshi Cover Image
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    Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey 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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    Animals Strike Curious Poses Cover Image
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    Blindness 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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    Blood and Guts in High School Cover Image
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    Autumn: A Novel (Seasonal Quartet) Cover Image
    After some years of roaming, Riley is pleasantly surprised to find herself rediscovering her hometown through the wide windows of her favorite...
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    Watership Down: A Novel Cover Image
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    Travels with Charley in Search of America: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) 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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    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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    Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Vintage International) Cover Image
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    The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller Chronicle) 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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    Labyrinths Cover Image
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    Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics 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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    Absalom, Absalom! (Vintage International) Cover Image
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    Conditional Design: An introduction to elemental architecture Cover Image
    Graham has been a bookseller since 1999. Currently, he is responsible for Elliott Bay's architecture, crafts, nature, and photography sections. He...
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    Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story Cover Image
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    A Million Drops 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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    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 West Coast of San...
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    My Year of Meats: A Novel Cover Image
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    The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America 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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    Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) Cover Image
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    The Father: Made in Sweden, Part I 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...