Effective June 2, Elizabeth Jordan is becoming CEO of BookPeople in Austin, Tex. She has worked at the bookstore since 2002 as a bookseller, manager, adult book buyer, inventory operations supervisor, and, most recently, general manager.
The store said that during her time at BookPeople, she has been "instrumental in the formation of multiple bookselling partnerships in Austin and beyond, including bookseller partnerships with both the Texas Book Festival and SXSW." She is also a member of the ABA's Bookseller Advisory Council.
She replaces Steve Bercu, who has been CEO of BookPeople for nearly 20 years and announced earlier this year that he is retiring from full-time bookselling.