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    Ender's Shadow (The Shadow Series #1) Cover Image
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    Watership Down: A Novel 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 Face of War 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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    The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic ACT Cover Image
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    The Musical Brain: And Other Stories 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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    The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller Chronicle) Cover Image
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    Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Vintage International) 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 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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    Get in Trouble: Stories Cover Image
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    Witches of America 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 Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed 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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    The Swerve: How the World Became Modern Cover Image
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    Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story 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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    American Hippo: River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, and New Stories Cover Image
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    Killing Marias: A Poem for Multiple Voices 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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    Rimbaud the Son (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) Cover Image
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    The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You (Lost Roads Series: 50) 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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    The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) Cover Image
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    Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction 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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    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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    Syzygy, Beauty: An Essay 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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    Tell Me a Riddle, Requa I, and Other Works Cover Image
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    Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
    Graham has been a bookseller since 1999. He is responsible for Elliott Bay's anthropology, archaeology, architecture, crafts, nature, and photography...
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    MDC: Memoir from a Damaged Civilization: Stories of Punk, Fear, and Redemption Cover Image
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    Never Built New York 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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    Reconnaissance: Poems Cover Image
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    All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries 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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    Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming Cover Image
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    The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care Cover Image
    Tony is a bookseller from Cleveland, Ohio.
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    After the Fire Cover Image
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    So, Anyway... 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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    Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (Sexual Cultures) Cover Image
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    The Argonauts 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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    A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World (Masterworks of the Classical Haida Mythtellers) Cover Image
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    James Baldwin: Collected Essays (LOA #98): Notes of a Native Son / Nobody Knows My Name / The Fire Next Time / No Name in the Street / The Devil Finds Work (Library of America James Baldwin Edition #1) Cover Image
    Rick started working at Elliott Bay when Gerald Ford was President of the U.S.
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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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    Ghosts of Seattle Past Cover Image
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    The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic 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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    Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk Cover Image
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    The Mother of All Questions 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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    Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
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    Don't Call Us Dead: Poems 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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    The Vegetarian: A Novel 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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    The Housekeeper and the Professor: A Novel Cover Image
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    Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice 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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    Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot Cover Image
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    Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes 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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    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 the Animals Cover Image
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    The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance 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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    Tales from Moominvalley (Moomins #7) Cover Image
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    All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms 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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    The Gallery Cover Image
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    The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World 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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    The Worm and the Bird 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...