My story about an old-school book scout — with The New Yorker

Exciting news on the freelance front: Last week, The New Yorker published my story, "An Old-School Book Scout," about Wayne Pernu, a Portland book scout who makes his living buying books for cheap at yard, estate and library sales and reselling them at Powell's Books. Relying on his knowledge and intuition (rather than a barcode scanner) and reselling almost exclusively to the brick-and-mortar establishment (rather than on eBay or, Pernu is a rarity in his profession, and one of the last of his kind.

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