Chapter 4: Sarah Ramsey on beating book blame with brilliant bookselling

Sarah in front of Book City

Sarah in front of Book City

Welcome to the first chapter of 3 Books recorded live in an open bookstore!

Book City is in the heart of Toronto's beautiful Bloor West Village neighborhood and that's where I settled into the children's section to talk blame, beauty, and growth with my favorite bookseller in the world -- the one and only Sarah Ramsey (@theprintednerd).  

Outside Book City in Bloor West Village

Outside Book City in Bloor West Village



I love Sarah because she takes the art of bookselling seriously and seemingly reads people’s minds to find the exact book they need to help them grow. As we always say: Humans are the best algorithm.

Listen in to hear us touch on themes of beauty, loss, and honoring ones we love... 


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What You'll Learn:

  • What makes a great bookseller?

  • Who owns grief after loss?

  • How do you honor a life through storytelling?

  • What Judy Blume book is the first to appear on 3 Books?

  • What is one of the funniest stories I’ve ever heard involving marital guilt, shame, and Kindles?

  • Why are humans the best algorithms?

  • How can books transcend generations?

  • What memoir helped invent the category -- and have we "over-memoired" ourselves?

  • Why can you judge a book by its cover?

Ideas Worth TWEETING:

"If you can get a kid interested in reading when they're very young, you've made a reader for life." @theprintednerd #3bookspodcast

"Life is too short to be reading a book that you're not enjoying." @theprintednerd #3bookspodcast

"No one should ever say to you 'here's a guilty pleasure for you to read.' You should never feel guilty about what you want to read." @theprintednerd #3bookspodcast


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