Hi friends! We’re introducing a new blog series so you can better get to know your friendly, local booksellers! This month we’re featuring Collyn, who’s been here for two years and already has a slew of stories to share about her time at BookPeople…
You’ve probably seen her hanging out with her bookseller bestie, RC, or reading at morning storytime! Make sure you check out Collyn’s display (pictured below) next time you’re in the store or café.
How long have you worked at BookPeople?
C: Just under two years!
What is your favorite thing about working here?
C: Being surrounded by books and getting to talk to people about them.
What five fictional characters would you invite to a dinner party?
- Circe, Circe
- Al Mustafa, The Prophet
- Alex Stern, Ninth House
- Nahri, The City of Brass
- Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice (hoping she’ll bring Mr.Darcy along…)
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
C: House cat, I want to lounge in the sun and be an asshole.
What book will you continue to reread throughout your life?
C: Pride and Prejudice, I usually read it about four times every year.
What is your favorite literary quote?
C: “Life offers up these moments of joy despite everything.” – Sally Rooney, Normal People
What is something that is guaranteed to make you laugh?
C: Something very, very stupid, and then my own hysteria.
Who’s the most exciting person you’ve met through BookPeople?
C: Amy Chozick, but I think I may have scared her because I got really sweaty and just yelled “I love you!” Also Andrew Rannells, he was so kind, and beautiful, and tall, and smelled so nice.
What would be your first buy if you won the lottery?
C: Probably something stupid like a piece of nice jewelry. I’d want to have something to commemorate the moment.
You have a time machine and one week to spend in any historical era. Where/when would you go?
C: Probably late 1800’s New York. The literary scene there seems cool.
Imagine you are on death row, and about to be executed… What would you choose for your last meal?
C: Biscuits and gravy, bacon, collard greens, grits, corn bread, and fried chicken. We’re going out with a big ole southern bang.
What would you like inscribed on your tombstone?
What are you watching on Netflix right now?
C: Locke & Key — spooky, dark, and a big old Victorian house!
Who would you like to be cast as you in a movie about yourself?
C: Florence Pugh, I like the way she emotes.
What was your favorite book as a child? What’s your favorite book at this very moment?
- I hated reading as a kid (I was bad at it).
- Circe, I named my cat after that book!