Sep 15, 2015
It’s episode number 4! Featuring bookseller-extraordinaire Hannah Oliver Depp from Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.
In Which We Drink To Detective Fiction By Dead White Guys, Become Jealous of Literary Paper Dolls & Ecstatic Raccoons, And Dive Into Frontlist Season With ALL the September Releases
Drink of the Day: The Gimlet a la Raymond Chandler (recipe and quote from Hemingway & Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers by Mark Bailey and Edward Hemingway)
Emma’s reading Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own by Kate Bolick
Kim’s reading Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business by Paul Downs and Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio by Jessica Abel
HOLY SHIT THERE ARE SO MANY SEPTEMBER RELEASES! Here are some:
In Which Business Books are Chauvinistic (Shocking!), Hannah Brings Wildlife Into the Store, Galleys Meet their Death, and the Drunk Booksellers Nerd Out About Writing Bookselling Manuals
Hannah is the Merchandise Display Manager at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C. aka. President Obama’s local independent bookstore.
[image credit Reuters]
Due to their recent partnership with Busboys and Poets, Hannah also rides the Metro around D.C. merchandising their displays.
[totally official Washington DC Metro map courtesy of Dave’s Geeky Ideas]
Interested in the business of retail? Kim won’t stop monologuing about Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping: Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond by Paco Underhill
If you want to shell out a lot of money to travel abroad, you should do it with a book bent, obviously: Politics & Prose Trips
Remember what you liked about your major before you had to actually do all that fucking work? Join the rogue students taking Classes at Politics & Prose. It’s like in Center Stage where she goes to the wrong side of the tracks and moves her hips, but for books.
Y’all remember Harry Potter release parties, right? Of course you do.
In Which Hannah Schools the Drunk Booksellers on Lady Detective Fiction & a Couple Books Written By Dudes
Want to get into Mysteries?
Step One: Read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Step Two: Read these books
In Which We Discuss Books About Black Lives in America (and Beyond)
For more recs, check out Hannah’s Book Riot post: Black Coolness (Or Not)
In Which Hannah Picks Her Station Eleven & Wild Books, Then Tells Us All the Places You Can Find Her On the World Wide Web
Find Hannah on the Internet:
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