The Things I’ve Found in Donated Books (Read It Forward)
Letter of Recommendation: Collecting One Book (New York Times Magazine)
My Life in Bookstores (Read It Forward)
The Road Trip That Changed My Life (Redbook, July/August 2018)
My Life in Libraries (Read It Forward)
Creature Comforts (Rodale’s Organic Life, September/October 2016)
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