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Kalie @abitkales Los Angeles, CA

Children's/YA Bookseller. Actual professional bookworm. Born in California, made in London. Proponent of read and chill. Practitioner of ~radical softness~

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Joined Twitter 10/6/15


@cantinera I remember the videos from the 4th this year that, while irresponsible in a pandemic year for sure, were… https://t.co/Ps2uC5JknY @cantinera Oh wow, that's intense. On the bright side, at least you can get that Disney experience while the park i… https://t.co/5KbZqB8kUr @crushsong Happy for you!! @cantinera If it's bad on my side of the city, I can't even imagine what it's like on your side right now.And let's be real, there was always going to be a ruckus win or lose.The cacophony of fireworks and shouting going on right now is unreal, observes I, a non-sports watcher living in LA. @bloodbuzz wild that "ya democrat/republican romance" doesn't even refer to just ONE book out there
10/28
2020
I’ve also either sold out or are nearly sold out of every book I have a shelftalker blurb for?? I am...very good at… https://t.co/G7dAjxHpESHand-selling @silviamg’s MEXICAN GOTHIC and @itsrorypower’s whole canon to a woman looking for atmospheric, spooky… https://t.co/nIVM55ellB
10/26
2020
I did mock trial (appropriately nerdy) and a small business club in which I was a graphic designer. All very on bra… https://t.co/GRhLgrBE46
10/24
2020
Please, universe, just grant me a win. I need a win.
10/22
2020
@theoceanblooms AWW YES HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR MARY!! 🎉🎉 https://t.co/yPbaTVBdg2
10/21
2020
This is my favorite zombie book, hands down. Bone Goat is life. https://t.co/oLeLtvxbXF @SDBarley You all have really outdone yourselves with this one. Seriously. I’m still in awe. And that sneak peek!!… https://t.co/nw79R9Ob9u @SDBarley @Flatironbooks I had to wait until my break to open it but omg truly one of the prettiest editions I’ve b… https://t.co/weAia7uArgOh no it’s so pretty and I haven’t even opened it yet https://t.co/KTUmM1Vskk @waltzingstars The tunnel vision, I swear @waltzingstars god I'm old @KaylaAncrum Every time I see this on my feed, I want to flip a table. The AUDACITY to claim this as an apple pie... @LifeinFiction Oh, it's absolutely on my list. I'm putting forth one pick from the following categories: (1) Lit fi… https://t.co/aKYHeTys5f @LifeinFiction I am making a list 👀👀👀As it turns out, my store is one of the ones selected to help choose B&N's book of the year and the POWER in my veins, you guys
10/20
2020
This 7-year-old at work yesterday asked me what was the best part about being a grown-up. After giving her my answe… https://t.co/kQoYR41QjE
10/19
2020
Just rode in an elevator with some corgis on my way into work so nothing can hurt me today.
10/17
2020
@apoolhallace Yeah, "destroyed in the last act" was the vibe I was getting from when I put my initial feelers out.… https://t.co/QTHzBGvMFKIf one wanted to read the Bridgerton books before the start of the Netflix series can one skip the first book and r… https://t.co/qPNJ4lfrOV
10/15
2020
Also, there are so many good graphic novels for kids out there right now? Get out of here.This isn’t even the first time Hinton has had a terrible opinion on something either. This is just one of my bookse… https://t.co/AjYRohPPMbThe discourse with S.E. Hinton is so incredibly frustrating, especially as a bookseller who has to deal with this o… https://t.co/NRkP5UsYUEGraphic novels are often a gateway for reluctant readers to discover the love of reading. They show kids they can r… https://t.co/NK7qwkdYoZ
Retweeted by KalieI just want to wear cozy sweaters. Why did I move to LA again?? @waitinginstars AW YES. It's really good, Nitya. Like, it feels like a thriller staged as a historical fantasy and I am INTO IT.Also, they've been together for about 10 years (since they were 14). Some absolutely disgusting childhood sweethearts nonsense.They were supposed to get married in June, but canceled it due to the state of the world. He's my only brother. My… https://t.co/AdQPm58AxFLet me state, for the record, that getting a phone call from my mom just now in which she tells me: "I just e-maile… https://t.co/kyUXSF4vby
10/14
2020
the only thing holding me back is myself, which is annoying
Retweeted by KalieOh look, the book that gave me such a huge craving for more standalone fantasy novels is finally out today! If you… https://t.co/kez52a4MpzI have seen approximately 50+ misleading advertisements about Prop 22, so here is your friendly reminder that Prop… https://t.co/NsaDdHvfIx
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10/13
2020
@rozfost Yeah, I’m hoping it was a pocket outlier, especially since the BLM marches have been so good on that front. @rozfost Oh, definitely. This city loves its sports. The year being what it has been doesn’t help either with the s… https://t.co/W6LkyFTlPuToday has really been a day for mass gatherings featuring a distinctive lack of participants wearing facial coverin… https://t.co/k6aTM0xTPm
10/12
2020
@blrobins2 I have so many! If I absolutely had to narrow it down to a top three and take out any 2021 releases I re… https://t.co/zBWq3nIkNiMe handselling books at work and being asked what I read: Oh, I’ll read from a lot of different genres! Depends on… https://t.co/qreipmTY9I
10/10
2020
@LifeinFiction Yes! And that cliffhanger in episode 7 was so mean too which makes it worse!The absolute SUFFERING of my co-worker who only realized yesterday that season one of The Mandalorian had eight (no… https://t.co/gMjpcjqaLA
10/9
2020
@em_llojo It was a very specific half hour window too, so I have a feeling it was this pack of kids hanging out in… https://t.co/jm31A5EGeD @em_llojo YEP. Most of the time, shenanigans like this happen in the current affairs section with people overturnin… https://t.co/340mtWNYT3I’m here for the next 8 and a half hours and I’m already tired.Not the LGBTQ+ YA endcap display I curated being defaced by someone who shoved some of the books featured on a rand… https://t.co/hGgI6wnbaN
10/8
2020
@SDBarley Already!! I noticed it this morning when I did my usual check-in and immediately smashed that download bu… https://t.co/tPRsxB8g3v @SDBarley And EVERYTHING THAT BURNS and THAT WAY MADNESS LIES popped up on Edelweiss recently as well (!!!) so it's… https://t.co/vJ72qWkYMS @YentaLaura Yep. And watch us get tons of copies and have no order issues when Bezo’s book comes out this holiday season 🙃🙃🙃 @RosieeThor Ugh. Everything about it just grinds my gears and does more harm to the industry as a whole :(
10/7
2020
@rozfost Oh, same. It’s not worth it otherwise. And besides, they’ve decreased some of their discounts on books anyway. @RosieeThor It’s so frustrating. Like, I’ve seen some of our automatic fulfillment orders straight up canceled with… https://t.co/eY3q4dLx2hOne of these days I’ll write up a thread about Amazon shoring up quantities of titles in the midst of printing shor… https://t.co/tEVfkDXbzJWhen your shift hasn’t started yet but you’ve already treated yourself to a couple of books and a pumpkin cream col… https://t.co/cMmxA7JuGi
10/6
2020
@moonandpeach Whenever I see a book involving mythology (especially when it centers an oft overlooked female charac… https://t.co/rc987Ng4eYFeels great, manReconciling with the fact that I won’t be attending my grandfather’s funeral this week while politicians are out he… https://t.co/PZkknnMJ82
10/5
2020
Thinking about how I used to have a single slice of cake delivered from a bakery in Brixton every Wednesday for a s… https://t.co/n24cYiVbgW @wearemyths The mushrooms! The pumpkins! The vibes!! I'm tempted to raze my island at this point and start fresh. @pathstotread 💛💛 @SamiSaysRead Congratulations!! 🎉🎉 @geeequinn I am RIVETEDWhat a good day so far. Not even 2pm in this zone and I'm already awash with wonderful things. Pumpkin harvesting i… https://t.co/XHVzDI1nfu @moonandpeach It's soooo good. Made me super nostalgic for how I felt reading Meg Cabot as a tween. @SDBarley I can't stop staring at it. You folks at @Flatironbooks really knock it out of the park with your covers, I have to say!ALSO THE PAPER CRAFT DESIGN I AM LIVINGThere are books that leave me feeling as if the sun has filled me up to the brim with warmth and joy. Books that ma… https://t.co/aWvT31HM8x @SDBarley @Belletristbooks @Flatironbooks @katharinemcgee @MacmillanUSA @ErinHarrisFolio SARAH. OH MY GOD. This is gorgeous!Save the cynical analyses for the morning. Tonight is for clowning. @theoceanblooms Good start so far tbhSo that's sad, huh? https://t.co/ACWyvh7Lsj @geeequinn WHAT A TIME TO BE IN THE PACIFIC TIME ZONE TONIGHT https://t.co/R6BdaxWI7s @shylawhittney I'm not proud of the ugly laugh I let out upon seeing this but yet... @geeequinn literally me for the rest of the night https://t.co/vn27A8SNgs @rozfost Right?? Even before the virus it always took a miracle for schedules to align 😩 @NicolaYoon Such a lovely thing! Congrats to you both!
10/2
2020
@theoceanblooms The absolute disconnect I—My book brand is so strong that multiple people have messaged me about this in the past 20 minutes. Absolutely warr… https://t.co/4V0MrmItUC @EmeryLeeWho Thank you!! And congrats in your recent cover reveal btw! It’s just as adorable as I was hoping it would be! @SDBarley I hope so too! That is the dream :)I moved here on a whim about eight months after I left London and my job with Waterstones. I moved here knowing abs… https://t.co/pOcxu30T0iOctober 1st is the beginning of spooky month, yes, HOWEVER, it also means that it is officially my three year anniv… https://t.co/aJBzTpv19WReading is self care, pass it on
Retweeted by Kalie @SDBarley @Flatironbooks Happy Anniversary! I’ve loved being able to work with you as a bookseller. I’m super appre… https://t.co/wYfwMglHYo @em_llojo Super late reply but yay!! I’m always excited to read something new from you. Also, handsold a copy of Th… https://t.co/v5uZ4u8nq2
10/1
2020
@em_llojo Oh wow, that’s really one of my literary sweet spots @KaylaCagan It’s funny, because very rarely have I seen people buying both (it has happened, though!). I don’t thin… https://t.co/IlyRV9aqmZ
9/30
2020
@AdalynGrace_ @TheNovl This sounds EXCELLENT, I am IN 👌🏻 @cantinera I skimmed through it and it’s pretty much in line with her usual lyrics so idkThe dichotomy of people buying the Mariah Carey memoir versus the people buying the Lana Del Rey poetry book is abs… https://t.co/pJrJ2yJiIM @em_llojo Honestly, I’m at that stage myself @em_llojo Same! It’s super charming. I used to read it a few times this time of year for our storytime sessions, bu… https://t.co/4b3xGL9W8O @LifeinFiction You know, you’re not the first person I have seen mention that they couldn’t get into Schwab until A… https://t.co/DVhvmYItTFThis one is from HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH A GHOST by Rebecca Green fyi. It’s been one of my favorite seasonal hands… https://t.co/1Ls7dgQdwzDon’t mind me if I choose to live my life this season with the same sense of autumnal/spooky whimsy as the endpages… https://t.co/nPp4wc9JgK @LifeinFiction I’ve tried her last three books (including her upcoming) and I think she just might not be for me -… https://t.co/n75y1Hmqh2
9/29
2020
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9/28
2020

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