Meet Jacey - Book Medium
Describe what you do at RD books in 6 words.
I connect people with wonderful reads.
What was the last book you read that you loved?
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune. A marvelous story of love, vulnerability, and found family.
What was a book you read on a recommendation from someone else that you wouldn’t have picked up otherwise?
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler came highly recommended by my peers and I’ll admit that the heavy subject matter was daunting, but I will recommend it to everyone as a MUST read in your lifetime forever now.
Favorite reading spot?
Anywhere! I am a reader on the go, but when I need to slow down, I cherish a nice warm blanket and my dogs as company.
Book you re-read every year?
Books that I re-read every year are the classics: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and The Picture of Dorian Grey.
Favorite part about working at the store?
I love meeting new people who enjoy books as much as I do. Whenever a customer comes in and asks me if I have read a book and I haven’t, their delight in getting to share with me their experience makes my day and helps me learn about books that I have not read yet.
Do you have any good author stories?
I am looking forward to making some more author stories, but so far my favorite is meeting local authors as they check out. They’ll tell me their name and I’ll joke and say “Oh, like the author” and every so often it really will be that author. I am awe stricken every time.
How did you come to Rediscovered Books?
I was a customer long before I was an employee at Rediscovered. My library is full of books from the shop and it was a dream come true after years of waiting for an opening to be a part of its homey atmosphere every day.
What is something unique to you that you would like people to know?
Not only am I a fan of classics but it is also my emphasis of study. If you’re ever in need of a recommendation or are interested in discussing the ins and outs of Virginia Wolfe, I am the bookseller for you.
What are four all-time favorite books for you?
Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendal - A collection of wonderfully thoughtful essays on the need for intersectional thinking in feminism.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab - Dark Academia meets X Men in this morally grey novel where people have all the powers of superheroes and none of the responsibility.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - Youth and folly have a price and when you become obsessed with it, it will surely drive you mad.