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Drunk Booksellers: The Podcast is an audio ode to books and bookstores. Each episode, your fearless hosts Kim and Emma interview a bookseller about books and bookselling. 

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Episode List by Bookseller/Bookstore:

Ep 1: #SEABookstoreDay, Seattle, WA

Ep 2: Katelyn Phillips, WORD Bookstore, Jersey City, NJ

Ep 3: Kevin Sampsell, Powell's Books, Portland, OR

Ep 4: Hannah Oliver Depp, Politics & Prose, Washington, DC

Ep 5: Liberty Hardy, Book Riot

Ep 6: Josh Christie, Sherman's Books & Stationery, Portland, ME

BONUS EPISODE: Last Minute Holiday Recommendations

BONUS EPISODE: Best of 2015 and Looking Forward to 2016

Ep 7: Sam Kaas, Village Books, Bellingham, WA

Ep 8: Pete Mulvihill, Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA

BONUS EPISODE: #SEABookstoreDay Year 2, Seattle, WA

Ep 9: Benjamin Rybeck, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX

Ep 10: Amy Stewart & Scott Brown, Eureka Books, Eureka, CA

Ep 11: Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman, Books on the Nightstand & Penguin Random House

Ep 12: Amy Stephenson, Booksmith & Shipwreck, San Francisco, CA

Ep 13: Bea & Leah Koch, The Ripped Bodice, Culver City, CA


About Your Hosts:

Kim began her bookselling career in 2004 at a little used bookshop in Denver, CO. She spent her college years slinging books at a Barnes & Noble in Massachusetts before moving to Portland, OR, to work at Powell's Books. After five years at Powell's, she moved to the East Coast to help open WORD Bookstore's Jersey City location, where she met Emma. Kim returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2015 where she worked at the Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, WA. She is the incoming manager of Third Place Books Seward Park. Her Twitter is boring and infrequent because all book-related tweets go to @DrunkBookseller, but if you insist on following her, you can find her at @FinaleOfSeem.

Though Emma expected to grow up to be a librarian, or a witch, she’s quite happy with her career as a bookseller. She helped open WORD Bookstore's Jersey City location—where she met Kim—before moving out West to work at the Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, WA. When not evangelizing her favorite books to unsuspecting customers and podcast listeners she can be found writing for Book Riot and tweeting from @thebibliot


 Our theme music, Bitches in Bookshops, comes to us with permission from the brilliant Annabelle Quezada. And there’s a Rap Genius page for the song and it’s A-MAZE-ING. Seriously, y’all. Check it out.

B*tches in Bookshops (a Jay Z-Kanye West parody) from Annabelle Quezada on Vimeo.