Meet the Bookseller: Mercedes

How long have you worked at BookPeople?

I’ve worked at BookPeople since December 2021.

What is your favorite thing about working here?

I like how working at a bookstore has helped me get back into reading and writing. The people here are also very kind and great!

What five fictional characters would you invite to a dinner party?

I would invite Morticia and Gomez Addams, Saeyoung Choi/707 from the game Mystic Messenger, and the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble from Doctor Who

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

I would be a cat because they get to sleep all the time and enjoy the sun.

What book will you continue to reread throughout your life?

It would be Hamlet because I enjoy talking about Hamlet himself and interpreting his actions throughout the play.

What is your favorite literary quote?

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax

What is something that is guaranteed to make you laugh?

My family and friends always make me laugh, as well as funny TikTok videos.

What would be your first buy if you won the lottery?

It would honestly be a Nintendo Switch because I’ve been wanting one for the longest time.

Who’s the most exciting person you’ve met through BookPeople?

Meeting Ashely Flowers from the podcast “Crime Junkie” was so exciting!

What are you watching on Netflix right now?

I’m currently watching Breaking Bad for the first time and catching up on Demon Slayer.

Who would you like to be cast as you in a movie about yourself?

I think America Ferrera would be great at playing me. I feel I can be a bit quirky and I think she would match that energy.

What was your favorite book as a child?

My favorite childhood book is May Bird, The Ever After. It was the first book that got me into reading longer chapter books.

What’s your favorite book at this very moment?

Right now, it’s Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. Emily St. John Mandel is great at having her readers wonder why certain characters are connected until the very end.

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