Shelf Talkers, Elliott Bay Book Co., Seattle
We sell more books off of the staff picks shelf than anywhere else in the store. And they’re not necessarily wide audience books. Some of them are pretty idiosyncratic, but if you’re a person like Holly or Kenny is, then you’re going to like what they’ve picked. That’s another thing about independents: we’re not being paid by anyone to put books on our shelves. If they’re up there it’s because that person is fired up about getting it out into the world.
owner, Elliott Bay Book Co., Seattle