Meet a Bookseller: Tricia Clapp

Happy Meet a Bookseller Monday! We’re excited to introduce you to bookstore owner and bookseller Tricia Clapp of Mostly Books in Tucson, Arizona.

How did you get into bookselling?

31 years ago my sister and I decided we wanted a change. We decided opening a bookstore would be perfect as we were both huge readers and loved books.

What do you love most about being a bookseller?

Helping people find books they love or new series they have never heard about and having them return for more!

What do you love most about your bookstore?

Everything from the books to greeting cards and cool gifts. I love walking in every day and being happy!

What are you listening to right now?

In A Dry Season by Peter Robinson. One of the best mystery books ever (and I have read years ago but wanted to listen too). And The Bourbon King by Bob Batchelor. Fabulous and entertaining history.

What audiobooks would you recommend or are among your favorites?

Nonfiction: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell; Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered by Georgia Hardstark & Karen Kilgariff; How to Forget by Kate Mulgrew; and Where There’s Hope by Elizabeth Smart

Fiction: Recursion by Blake Crouch; The Hunger by Alma Katsu; The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang; and The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Where / when do you listen to audiobooks?

Around the house doing dishes, laundry, etc. in the car always, when I go to sleep I set the shut off timer and have someone read me to sleep.

What is your favorite thing about audiobooks through

The amazing service they give and the support of local bookstores.

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

Read and listen to books.

One thought on “Meet a Bookseller: Tricia Clapp

  1. You have done scores of book salections for me — for my great grands, for the students to whom I read, for the books I give at Halloween and I never knew your name. I just knew you were my helper and I thank you.

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