Meet a Bookseller: Khamani Harrison

Happy Meet a Bookseller Monday! We’re proud to introduce Khamani Harrison, bookseller at The Key Bookstore in Hartford, CT.

How did you get into bookselling?

From a discovery of the powerful titles that exist in Black bookstores and wanting to be another vessel to deliver this knowledge to our community.

What do you love most about being a bookseller?

Helping people rediscover their love for reading or selling them a book they fall in love with. I love the product that we sell: Books! A parcel that holds the key to influence [reader’s] ideas about themselves, their potential, their history, their purpose. Every purchase is a powerful exchange.

What do you love most about your bookstore?

Community. The Key Bookstore promotes reading culture. The transaction goes beyond the exchange of money for books. Readers get connected to an entire community of knowledge-seekers called Key Masters.

What are you listening to right now?

To these orders shuffling out the door (lol).

What audiobooks would you recommend or are among your favorites?

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

Where / when do you listen to audiobooks?

While working.

What is your favorite thing about audiobooks through Libro.fm?

The opportunity to have a membership with my favorite bookstores. The Libro.fm platform is so easy to use, as both a bookseller and a user.

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

Don’t remember (lol). I love going to events all over the country catered to my interests in learning and entertainment. Of course, always with a great book in hand.


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Kelsey Norris is a writer and former bookseller currently based in DC. She enjoys travel, outdoor activities with her pup, and overcommitting to DIY projects. Find more of her work at www.kelseynorris.com.



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