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Pepper Parker, Vintage Books

When I think about it, it feels like the books I recommend have almost become my children, and I’m anxious to see them prosper, and want to make sure that when they go out into the world they will be loved. Probably, if I were simply a reader, I wouldn’t take it all so personally.

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Mike Gustafson, Literati Bookstore

I think people read to have realities either shattered or enhanced. Reading preference, for me, depends on the time of year. During winter — when I’m isolated from the outside world and there’s a Polar Vortex bursting through my 100-year-old house — I want to shatter my perception of reality. I’m ready for reality-shattering, with covers pulled up and curtains drawn.

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Claire Tobin, Literati Bookstore

Being a bookseller has taught me to appreciate that these objects we recommend and sell are nothing less than pieces of art. We should always feel like we are in the midst of greatness when we are in a bookstore.

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Benjamin Rybeck, Brazos Bookstore

What I loved—and still love—about The Sun Also Rises was how the whole damn book turns on that one last scene, that one last moment. The entire novel seems tough and agile, but then, on the final page, you realize how sad it is, how much has gone unsaid. Still, to this day, what provokes me most about my own life is how much seems to go unsaid.

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