|Paul Ingraham, Bookseller Extraordinaire from Prairie Lights.|
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Regular readers of The Indie Bob Spot know that this blog is dedicated to the support and recognition of the many fine independent bookstores across this country. Rarely have I ever written about anything else. But I am compelled to share with you in this entry a few words about Paul Ingraham, a long-time bookseller and book buyer for Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City, IA
|Paul speaks at his retirement open house. |
Audience members always react to his humor.
But above all, you'll find a person in possession of a sharp wit, creative, demonstrative, and an interesting (this is understated) and fascinating person. And despite all these talents, he remains a humble person who can converse with some of the country's most renowned authors or a common bookstore customer who likes to visit and blog about bookstores. How lucky they are at Prairie Lights, to have you as one of their leaders in a community of readers. Congratulations on your retirement but we'll all still enjoy bumping into you at Prairie Lights. Go to an indie and thank a bookseller. Bonsoir.
|If you ever get a chance to meet Paul, do it. All you have to do is ask him about some of his favorite books and he'll take it from there!|
|The next time you visit Prairie Lights, go upstairs to see all of Paul's bookclub recommendations over the years. These are just a few of those. I can guarantee that you will find a fantastic book among these choices.|
|Jan W., one of the co-owners at Prairie Lights with Paul.|