Meet Claire

Claire might be the most recent addition to our team of booksellers, but she certainly knows her books!  She joined us to help out with the summer rush, and has really hit the ground running.  From recommending books to helping with displays, Claire's always ready to lend a hand.  Stop in and say hello!


Tell us a bit about yourself:

I’m a Traverse City native and have been enjoying this Brilliant Books location for as long as I can remember. I have a passion for learning and love math! I am a fan of the classics but often dabble in non-fiction and the fantasy section from time to time as well.
What’s on your dream bookshelf?

Priceless first-editions of all my favorite classics. Bonus points if they're signed.
What are the five books you’ll never part with?
The Catcher in the Rye

The Silence of the Lambs

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Republic of Plato

Tell us about meeting a favorite author.

I met Harper Lee in my dreams once. I grilled her pretty hard on To Kill a Mockingbird, as I recall. She was cool about it, though. No hard feelings.
What’s the first thing you notice about a book?

If a book has an interesting looking spine, I’ll usually pick it up first.
If you could host a dinner party for five people, real or fictional, living or dead, whom would you invite?

Madeline Kahn, Clarice Starling, Kamala Harris, Leslie Knope...and my mom.