Meet a Bookseller: Brandy O'Briant

Happy Monday! We’re excited to introduce bookseller and founder Brandy O’Briant of Page 1 Books in Evanston, Illinois.

How did you get into bookselling?

I started a little side hustle a few years ago, a book subscription business that was a little like Book of The Month Club meets StitchFix. We just opened our first retail location in June and are so excited to be working with readers in real life as well as online!

What do you love most about being a bookseller?

That moment of putting the right books in the reader’s hands and knowing it’s just what they need.

What do you love most about your bookstore?

The quotes on the walls.

What are you listening to right now?

Pride and Prejudice

What audiobooks would you recommend or are among your favorites?

Lincoln in the Bardo…brilliant casting. Also, Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Where / when do you listen to audiobooks?

When we are wrapping all the hundreds of books we ship out in our boxes!

What is your favorite thing about audiobooks through

Indie love!

What do you do when you’re not selling books?

Read and listen and think about books!

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