Hans Weyandt, Micawber’s Books
Welcome to Late Night Conversation! In this week’s episode Paul talks to Hans Weyandt, co-owner at Micawber’s Books and editor of Read This!: Handpicked Favorites from America’s Indie Bookstores. First published on Hans’ blog for Micawber’s Books, each check-list style contribution includes a bookseller’s top fifty books, anecdotes, and interviews about the life of being a bookseller, reader, and engaged citizen.
“If someone is really serious about being hardcore into books, and they looked through here and couldn’t find one list that they really, really liked I’d be surprised.”
The Rumpus called Read This! a “deceptively powerful book. It’s a compilation of independent booksellers’ 50 favorite reads—their beloved recommendations to the rest of the world…If books are conversations between people through the ages, then our booksellers are those keeping the communication alive.”
Check out Hans’ debut recommendations:
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, by Ayana Mathis
Hold It ‘Til It Hurts, by T. Geronimo Johnson
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About our guest:
Hans Weyandt is a co-owner at Micawber’s Books, an independent bookstore in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the editor of Read This!: Handpicked Favorites from America’s Indie Bookstores, published in 2012 by Coffee House Press.
Make sure to check out the three latest publishers who have signed up for our One For the Books! campaign:
Steel Toe Books , Bowling Green, Kentucky
Whereabouts Press , Berkeley, California
Thanks for listening, and most of all, for reading.