Book News Roundup: Jobs for booksellers, Push/Pull increases online availability

  • Independent audiobook service is looking to hire ten laid-off booksellers to bring to their team for roles including sales, proofreading, and experts-in-residence in kid's books and fiction. They are accepting applications through tomorrow.

  • If you're looking for something unique to read, you should know that Push/Pull in Ballard has put a lot of its inventory online. It's now a very large online storefront full of zines, small-press books, artwork by local artists, pins, and more.

  • Our thoughts today are with Barnes & Noble warehouse workers in New Jersey, who are currently striking to demand increased workplace protections against coronavirus.

  • Chloe Aridjis's novel Sea Monsters is the winner of the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The judge's statement praised the book as "a stunning exploration of the ways its brilliant teenage narrator’s interior and exterior worlds are both fluid and in opposition. This dreamlike near-fable of equal parts philosophical and intellectual vigor is a book unlike any other; a true standout and a gift for these times in which we are all craving escape.”