Author Emma Straub on Time Travel and Owning A Bookstore

This week we’re chatting with New York Times bestselling author and owner of Books are Magic, Emma Straub! She’s the author of five novels, including This Time Tomorrow, which came out on May 17.

We ask her about her path to becoming an author, and chat about the process of writing This Time Tomorrow. And as the first bookseller on the podcast, we ask Emma about how Books are Magic came into her life and she shares the surprises that come with owning a bookstore! 


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Emma’s Book recs

By the Book by Jasmine Guillory 

The Dead Romantics Ashley Poston (Out June 28) 

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Out July 5) 


What we read this week!

Olivia – Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel 

Becca – Flying Solo by Linda Holmes



Becca – Anthropologie Mini Latte Bowls

Olivia – Free People (generally)


This Month’s Book Club Pick: Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman



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