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Get to know your booksellers: An interview with Edgar Davis November 16, 2012

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How well do you know the people who welcome you to The Galaxy Bookshop and help you find that “just right” book you came in for? Edgar Davis is the third in our literature-inspired interview series that we hope will give you some insight into our booksellers’ minds–or at least our personal bookshelves. You’ll usually find Edgar at the bookstore on Friday mornings and alternating Saturdays.
On your nightstand now:  The Best American Mystery Stories of 2012, Paradise City by Archer Mayor, Alberic the Wise by Norton Juster, and Looking at Philosophy by Donald Palmer
 
Favorite book when you were a child: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess
 
Book that changed your life: As a Child: Green Eggs and Ham, as a teenager: Salem’s Lot by Stephen King, as an adult: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley, and in middle age: Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama by David Mamet.
 
Person who had the biggest influence on your literary life: playwright/essayist David Mamet
 
Five books you would want with you on a desert island: 
1. Three Uses of the Knife (David Mamet)
2. The Martian Chronicles(Ray Bradbury)

3. Any art book featuring the work of Cubist artists
4. Any art book featuring the work of Surrealist artists
5. Green Eggs and Ham (Dr. Suess)
 
Biggest literary crush: Stephen King
 
Book (s) you can’t live without: Three Uses of the Knife by David Mamet, Black Betty by Walter Mosley, and The Best American Noir of the Century edited by Otto Penzler
 
Best thing about being a bookseller: Exposure to a wide variety of books and helping to get those books into the hands of book lovers
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? I love to get things “right”.
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