Paul's Office, City Lights Bookstore
Our specific job at City Lights is to bring books and writers up from the depths and get a little sunlight on them. … If it’s a book we happen to carry and it gets on a bestseller list, that’s great, but it’s not something we’re looking for when acquiring books. The least compelling thing that you can say to us at City Lights is: “we think this book is going to sell well.” We want to know: What is this book saying, and how well is it told?
coordinating buyer, City Lights, San Francisco