'Things I Learned When I Became a Bookseller'

Bart King

In a blog post for the Oregonian, Portland writer Bart King shared "what he's learned after temping over the holiday season at several Powell's bookstores, including the City of Books location on West Burnside." His lessons:

  1. The world comes to you
  2. The children's section is life-affirming
  3. Unconditional positive regard
  4. Executive privilege
  5. People are funny
  6. Counter espionage
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