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, fiction, and science sections. Beyond books, his interests include playing board games, being bad at the piano, and hiking in the mountains with his two dogs.

Reviews & Recommendations

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Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735212206
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018

When Nadia and Saeed meet, their country is on the brink of civil war—and their city is at the center of the conflict. Their relationship develops as violence looms and death enters their lives, and they are soon faced with the option to pass through a door that will take them away from their troubled home. What they find on the other side is not simple refuge, but a new and perilous journey through an uncertain world. This is a novel about people building new lives while the ground shifts beneath them, about hope and loss and creating a tolerable future in unstable times. Beautiful and tragic, hopeful and unsettling, it is a novel for today.

-Booknotes Spring 2017

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Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316381109
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 4th, 2016

This beautiful book is written by the chef and owner of Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, NC, and star of the award-winning PBS series "A Chef’s Life." With an honest biography, thoughtful essays on her ingredients, and recipes both classic and new, the author uses the principles of storytelling and sustainability to create a book that respects and elevates the foodways of her people in the coastal plain of North Carolina. Most importantly, her food is delicious.

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The Way Things Work Now Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544824386
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

This new edition of David Macaulay’s classic introduction to machines belongs on every aspiring scientist’s shelf. Anyone of any age who is interested in the world of machines will find this book fascinating. Computers, clarinets, nuclear fusion: these and so much more are explained in plain, accessible language. And it is fully illustrated with entertaining and straightforward diagrams! It’s really just the best.

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Atlas of Animal Adventures: A collection of nature's most unmissable events, epic migrations and extraordinary behaviours Cover Image
ISBN: 9781847808417
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - September 9th, 2016

Every sprawling, beautifully illustrated page of this book takes the reader on a journey. Travelling across the world, you will discover over 150 animals and the amazing adventures they go on. You will encounter ecosystems and explore geography in a way that is as fun as it is informative. With entertaining illustrations and fascinating text, everyone will love this book.

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Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544129894
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 19th, 2015

Maangchi's inspirational story and her infectious love of life and of good food will have you smiling at every page. Ranging from healthy family dinners to indulgent crowd-pleasers, this book is a comprehensive introduction to a wonderful national cuisine. Also check out her YouTube channel, but beware! Not on an empty stomach....