Meet the Bookseller - Rebecca G - Events Coordinator and Dancing Queen

Describe what you do at RD books in 6 words.

Connect books and people, orchestrate fun. 

What was the last book you read that you loved?

When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill 

What was a book you read on a recommendation from someone else that you wouldn’t have picked up otherwise?

Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay.  A wonderful recommendation from a co-worker about an amazing piece of historical fiction that lives in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section. SO GOOD!

Favorite reading spot?

Laying in a hammock under a tree. 

Book you re-read every year?

Stephen King's The Stand (the unabridged version). I love each of the characters SO much and their journey is always an experience for me.  

Favorite part about working at the store?

Getting to talk to all the people about books. 

Do you have any good author stories? 

I know that my age is showing, but one day actor Scott Glenn ("The Hunt for Red October", "Training Day", "Backdraft", "The Right Stuff", "The Silence of the Lambs") came into the store dressed in his leathers and looking rather disheveled from his motorcycle.  We got to chatting about poetry and acting he gave me a copy of his poetry book that he carries with him.  Needless to say, I was way more impressed than my younger co-workers. 

A non-author big moment was selling a journal to actor Pierce Brosnan when he came in the store.  Yes, I was humming the tunes from "Mamma Mia" the rest of the day!

How did you come to Rediscovered Books?

Dumb luck.  I am actually a college history professor and had recently moved to Boise. I was missing my book loving colleagues from the University of North Dakota and applied for a job at the bookstore.  After basically hounding them, they interviewed me. I think they thought I was crazy, but they hired me anyway.  (I am very glad about this and love what I do.)

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

I love to cook and I love to feed people. 

What are your four all time favorite books?

(Aside from The Stand)

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engel

The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

According to my parents, The Case of the Cat's Meow by Crosby Bonsall and I still love Snitch and Mildred.