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    The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone Cover Image
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    T.C. Boyle Stories 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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    Parade's End (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
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    Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected 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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    Nice Guys Finish Last Cover Image
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    Hellhound On His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt In American History 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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    Rimbaud the Son (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) Cover Image
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    As a Friend (New Directions Books) 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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    Abandoned Baobab: The Autobiography of a Senegalese Woman (CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French) Cover Image
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    Water & Salt Cover Image
    Rick started working at Elliott Bay when Gerald Ford was President of the U.S.
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    Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir 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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    One Half from the East Cover Image
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    Three Plays: Blood Wedding; Yerma; The House of Bernarda Alba (FSG Classics) 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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    Moebius Library: The World of Edena Cover Image
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    Albina and the Dog-Men 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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    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, the West Coast of San Juan...
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    Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) Cover Image
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    Night Thoughts 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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    The Idiot Cover Image
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    The Mad Farmer Poems 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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    Barkskins: A Novel 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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    Uprooted: A Novel 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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    Understanding a Photograph Cover Image
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    Walden: 150th Anniversary Edition (Princeton Classics #20) 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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    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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    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel Cover Image
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    My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter 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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    Shibumi: A Novel Cover Image
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    My Year of Meats: A Novel 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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    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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    Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout Cover Image
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    More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory 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 Plague and I Cover Image
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    Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot (Vintage Departures) 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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    Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot 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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    Asterios Polyp (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
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    Sabrina 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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    You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain Cover Image
    Liz
    Liz hails from the humid forests of Florida (State University). Her formative years were spent surrounded by books, cats, and her fellow marching...
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    Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives (Voice of Witness) Cover Image
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
    Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Seth has wandered in and out of bookstores always. Taken to being in Florida's beautiful weather year round, Seth...
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    White is for Witching Cover Image
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    Too Like the Lightning: Book One of Terra Ignota Cover Image
    Lauren is a bookseller, artist and writer from southern Michigan. She is trained as a printmaker and CNC laser operator; she reads poetry, kid's...
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    Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South Cover Image
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    Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South 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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    The Writing of Art Cover Image
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    Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation 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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    The Musical Brain: And Other Stories Cover Image
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    The Guest Cat 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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    Song of Solomon (Vintage International) Cover Image
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    Between the World and Me 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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    The Artist as Curator: An Anthology Cover Image
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    Ways of Going Home: A Novel Cover Image
    Alberto moved to Seattle after being rescued by the EBBCo Ship when Hurricane Maria ravaged his country in 2017. He also lived in D.C. for a few...
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    Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America Cover Image
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    Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming Cover Image
    Tony is a bookseller from Cleveland, Ohio.