Manga enthusiast, internet order specialist, and diligent student– Lillian can do it all! And she’s this week’s featured bookseller! We invite you to learn a lil’ bit more about your local friendly bookseller below…
How long have you worked at BookPeople?
L: Two and a half years
What is your favorite thing about working here?
L: Meeting amazing authors and working with a bunch of book nerds
What five fictional characters would you invite to a dinner party?
L: Aelin and Lysandra from the Throne of Glass Series, Bokuto and Akaashi from Haikyuu!!, and Link from The Breath of the Wild (I just think he would really appreciate a big meal)
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
L: A hawk so I could fly!
What book will you continue to reread throughout your life?
L: Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
What is your favorite literary quote?
L: “To everything there is a season. Yes. A time to break down, and a time to build up. Yes. A time to keep silence and a time to speak. Yes, all that.” – Ray Bradbury from Fahrenheit 451
What is something that is guaranteed to make you laugh?
L: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K
Who’s the most exciting person you’ve met through BookPeople?
L: Sarah J Maas (though it was before I started working here) or Hillary Clinton
What would be your first buy if you won the lottery?
L: I would take my friends on a trip with me to Seoul!
You have a time machine and one week to spend in any historical era, where/when would you go?
L: I would want to travel to Alexandria sometime before 48 BC so I could visit the library and try and convince everyone to smuggle the texts out before Caesar showed up.
What would you like inscribed on your tombstone?
L: “In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
What are you watching on Netflix right now?
L: I’m always in the middle of watching One Piece… I’m never gonna catch up
Who would you like to be cast as you in a movie about yourself?
L: Lili Reinhart because she’s the only actor that people say I look like.
What was your favorite book as a child? What’s your favorite book at this very moment?
L: As a kid, my favorite book was The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis and my favorite book now is A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas.
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