In this episode, I chat with Tom Nissley owner of Phinney Books in Seattle, about his book A Reader's Book of Days, what he learned from being an eight-time champion on Jeopardy!, living in the Pacific Northwest, and what he loves about indie bookshops.
Phinney Books in Seattle is a general-interest independent book store selling a carefully chosen selection of new books across a variety of categories. Owner Tom Nissley is an eight-time champion on Jeopardy! and a former editor at Amazon, where he launched their books blog, Omnivoracious. He holds a Ph.D. in English literature and has written for the Paris Review Daily, The Millions, and The Stranger. He blogs, mostly about books, at Ephemeral Firmament, and he lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons (and, half the year, his mother-in-law).
A Reader's Book of Days, Tom Nissley
The Ice Palace, Tarjei Vesaas
In Love: A Memoir of Loss and Love, Amy Bloom