When I Grow Up . . .

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careersBelieve it or not, our booksellers didn’t always want to be booksellers. Sure, we love our jobs now but when we were kids, we had lots of other ideas for what we wanted to do when we grew up. There is a great new book out that uses an infographic-style to take a closer look at the huge variety of jobs and industries out there (Careers: The Graphic Guide to Finding the Perfect Job for You, recommended for ages 13 and up). The book got us thinking about how we ended up at BookPeople and what sort of things we each wanted to be before reality, life, school, and perhaps fate, took us other directions.

Merrilee: Archaeologist ~

When I was 8 or 9, I read a biography of Heinrich Schliemann, discoverer of ancient Troy (maybe!), and decided I wanted to be an archaeologist when I grew up…

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