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This week we’re speaking to Managing Director of the Booksellers Association, Meryl Halls. Meryl has been part of the BA, the trade body which promotes retail bookselling in the UK & Ireland, since the year 2000. Her first role in the organization was as a conference assistant in. Since then, she has worked across all of organisation’s major campaigns including Books Are My Bag and Independent Bookshop Week as well as being heavily involved in the policy work. In 2018 Meryl took on the role of Managing Director and was named FutureBook Person of the Year in 2020. Meryl is passionate about all aspect of the book trade. She works tirelessly for booksellers all over the country, and what she does is invaluable. @booksaremybag #ChooseBookshops #BooksellersAssociation #Bookshop Books Discussed in this episode: The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton The Magus by John Fowles The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies (Part of the Cornish Trilogy) Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders The Plot Against America by Philip Roth Leonard & Hungry Paul by --- Produced & presented by the team at Mostly Books (www.mostly-books.co.uk) Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mostlyreading Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mostlybooks_shop Edited by Nick Short (www.instagram.com/alongstoryshorter)