BookPeople: How long have you been working at BookPeople?
MK: 3 years!
BP: What is your favorite BookPeople memory?
MK: Oh gosh. Probably meeting Edgar Cantero. But honestly, every day working here is a good memory.
BP: How has your job changed during the pandemic?
MK: Yes! I was a Master Bookseller on the sales floor before the pandemic and now I do the mail orders.
BP: What has brought you joy and comfort during 2020?
MK: Animal Crossing. I got it literally the day before everything shut down and it’s been my escape during all of this.
BP: If you could make a safe COVID pod with 2-5 literary characters, who would they be and why?
MK: Astrid from Crazy Rich Asians because she would be able to make me laugh but also give all the comfort and good advice that we would need to stay sane; Aster from An Unkindness of Ghosts because they’re literally a medical professional; Jo from Little Women because she would write us stories and keep our spirits high; and Darlington from Ninth House because he’s pretty and has magical powers
BP: What would your favorite literary character be doing during a pandemic?
MK: My all time favorite literary character is probably Sherlock Holmes and he would be off putting himself at a dangerous risk to try to cure the disease himself, (without consulting the proper medical authorities of course) and saying it’s because he’s doing it as a mental exercise, not because it would help the world. But we all know the truth.
BP: What’s your go-to feel good show or movie?
MK: New Girl. I’ve just rewatched it for the third time.
BP: If you could only eat one thing what would it be?
MK: Really good spaghetti with bolognese but my fork is just an entire loaf of garlic bread.
Stay tuned and join us here later this week to learn more about booksellers featured in this year’s holiday catalog!