Libraries need roadies, too: to repair old books read so much they’re falling apart, to box and transport books with the love and respect they deserve, to organize books so you can find them quickly.
That’s where I come in.
I’m a lifelong bibliophile. I could tell if text was right side up or not before I could speak, and I grew up in a house filled with books. I did my undergraduate work at Occidental College in English and Comparative Literary Studies and earned a Master of Arts degree from Stanford in Communication.
In college, I had a $30/week book buying habit (between the local Barnes and Noble having a huge sale table and the campus bookstore, I had no chance). I’ve since weaned myself down significantly, but my library keeps growing. I think my books are secretly breeding at night. I have to buy a new 6-foot bookcase about every 18 months or so. I prefer the IKEA Billy line (even though they stopped making the mid-width ones, darnit!), but dream of someday living in a house with built-in bookcases.
My roadie hero is Eddie Riggs, protagonist of the awesome console game Brütal Legend and all-around champion roadie. His ability to move, organize, and fix just about anything was a big part of the inspiration for me to become the Book Roadie.