Meet the Bookseller - Gigi - Resident Dark Academic

Describe what you do at Rediscovered Books in 6 words.

Sling fantastical values to unwitting passersby.

What was the last book that you read that you loved?

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio (gloomy, dark academic, and murder)

What was the book you read on a recommendation from someone else that you would not have picked up otherwise?

Babel -- from my lovely coworker, Jacey

Favorite reading spot?

In my bed, surrounded by blankets and lit candles.  Preferably, it will be raining or snowing.

Book you re-read every year?

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman (I read it every year at the beginning of the summer)

Favorite part about working at the store?

Sharing knowledge and the love of knowledge with members of the community.  I love to feel that maybe I am handing them the book that changes their lives.

Do you have any good author stories?

Kazu Kibuishi, author of Amulet, I met him in the 4th grade and had a very serious interaction  where I said, "It is an honor to meet you, sir." and proceeded to try to get him to put a heart by my name.  He did not.

How did you come to Rediscovered Books?

I grew up under the counter of my parents restaurant, bored out of my mind, wandering  in occasionally I decided around second grade that Rediscovered Books was where I wanted to work! The bookstore was a staple for me.  Books saved my life.

What is something unique to you that you would like people to know?

My family owns Tony's Pizzeria downtown. :)

What are your four all-time favorite books? 

In no particular order:

Call Me By Your Name - André Aciman

The Secret History - Donna Tartt

My Dark Vanessa - Kate Elizabeth Russel

The Apothecary - Maile Meloy