Vivienne Woodward

Vivienne Woodward lives in Philly and works as the events coordinator for an indie bookstore. She can often be found drinking too much coffee in the sunny spot on her couch and over-identifying with fictional characters. She enjoys collecting hobbies, dancing to radio pop, and rearranging the book stacks on her side tables.

The Books I Would Bring If I Made It Onto SURVIVOR

The game of Survivor requires a very specific skill set. Here are the books I would bring to guide me. They may not be what you expect.

Dear Bookseller: What Should I Read Right Now?

Dear Bookseller, what do you think I should read right now? I am feeling, well how can I describe this? I guess I am feeling...weird?

It’s Me, Your Coffee Table

Hey. It's me, your coffee table. I didn't want to bring this up, but... can we talk?

As I Stand on the Precipice of 30, Have I Accomplished My Reading Goals?

A little over a year ago, I wrote a piece titled “30 Things You Should Check Off Your Book Bucket List Before 30." How have I done?

A List of Demands From Your Roommates, Your Books

Your books surround you on all sides, and suddenly their spines look ominous. How did they write a list? And what do they want?

Books You Should Read If You’re a Middle Child

Welcome, fellow middle child. Do you feel neglected today? Do you feel the need to draw attention to yourself in potentially unhealthy ways?

It’s Me, Your Coffee Table

Hey. It's me, your coffee table. I didn't want to bring this up, but... can we talk?

Time Is Not Real: Books That Play With the Art of Time

Time in books has always had more freedom than time in the real world--or so we thought. An examination of the art of time in fiction and in life.

Dear Bookseller: What Should I Read Right Now?

Dear Bookseller, what do you think I should read right now? I am feeling, well how can I describe this? I guess I am feeling...weird?

Deleted Scenes from Joel, The Sixth Cast Member of QUEER EYE: Reading Expert

There was controversy when the beloved show added a “Reading Expert.” And now, neither the cast members nor the reading community want to claim him.