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Anthony in book store

“In a lot of big cities, it’s really hard to make a group of supportive friends who are really talented at a certain art, but here in Spokane, I found that the poetry – spoken word poetry – scene was very quick to embrace a singer/songwriter. When I watched how they delivered their poems with such clarity and honesty and passion…not writing things to be popular or well liked but writing things from their heart and just like burning when they recited them… it’s like falling in love. So, yeah, that happened here in Spokane when I was like 18, so I soaked up as much of that as I could and took it to the big city” – Anthony, Spokane

Photo by Jessica Morgan

Nathan standing between book shelves
“I’ve always been a reader, always been a book collector, starting when I was a real little kid, saving my allowance, going to yard sales,always been attracted to older, secondhand stuff, too…Being kind of a misfit kid in Spokane in the 70s and the 80s, books were better friends than a lot of people. Having had that kind of experience with books, I wanted to provide it for other people.” – Nathan, owner, Giant Nerd Books