Episode 23: Blacksburg Books, Blacksburg, VA
December 27, 2022
Blacksburg Books in Blacksburg, Virginia, opened its doors in the summer of 2021, filling a much-needed void in the college town as the city’s only independent bookstore. Owner Laurie Kelly and manager Ellen Woodall are here this week to tell us all about the shop. Books We Talk About: Shit Cassandra Said by Gwen E. Kirby, City of Orange by David Yoon, The Employees by Olga Ravn, The Field Guide to Stupid Birds of North America by Matt Kracht, The Kudzu Queen by Mimi Herman, plus these books we chatted about outside the show -- Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg, She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb, The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx, and The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller.