Meet a Bookseller: Ernio Hernandez

We are proud to introduce Ernio Hernandez, a bookseller at partner store River Bend Bookshop in Glastonbury, Connecticut!

How did you get into bookselling?

A shop was opening up “around the corner” from me — I jumped at the chance to join.

What do you love most about being a bookseller?

Sharing my favorites with our community and hearing what they’ve loved.

What do you love most about your bookstore?

It is small, but incredibly charming. I barely consider being a part of it “work.”

What are you listening to right now?

Stiff by Mary Roach (suggested by my wife)

What audiobooks would you recommend or are among your favorites?

The Poet X (is at the top with) New Erotica for Feminists, Daisy Jones & The Six, I could go on.

Where / When do you listen to audiobooks?

Home while drawing, doing freelance work or other chores. At work, when there is downtime. During my daughter’s gymnastics class, here and there whenever I can really. Helpful in keeping up on what to recommend.

What is your favorite thing about audiobooks through

The customer service is unrivaled. The app, UX and tech is incredibly streamlined. Love the ability to get ALCs before release. So much more.

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

Draw (see me in The New Yorker), Write (see me on Medium) & spend time with my wife and daughter, family and friends.

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