What is it like to run an independent bookstore in the age of Amazon? Our guest on this week’s GeekWire radio show is Danielle Hulton, the co-owner of Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
She shares some of her current favorite books and tells us about her own career path from programmer to bookstore owner. Along the way, we talk about everything from Bitcoin to e-books.
Listen to the show via the audio player below or this MP3 file.
The conversation with Hulton begins in the second segment of the show, starting at the 8:00 minute mark, following our weekly news roundup. Topics include Zulily’s big week on Wall Street, Nokia’s new Android phone, and Boeing’s new “Black” spy phone.
In case they flew by too quickly, here are the four books recommended by Hulton.
- Rosie Revere, Engineer
- Redshirts, A Novel With Three Codas
- Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
Also see this recent profile of Ada’s by GeekWire’s Blair Hanley Frank.
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