Eric Wakefield, owner of Golden Bough Bookstore, 371 Cotton Ave., Macon; 744-2446. Open noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
How long have you been in business?: The business originally opened in 1989, and Wakefield bought it in 2007. He had worked there about seven years.
“I was the manager and it was up for sale and looking like it might close. ... I always loved books.”
What do you like best about your job?: “The fact that I get the first choice of the books. I like seeing young people reading. They come in for their required reading and they pick up extra stuff just for pleasure. All the gloom and doom about books dying is not true. ... Most people who read for pleasure are hanging on to paper books.”
What is your specialty?: “It’s a general used book store with carefully selected new books of local interest or classics that I don’t see often enough. ... We try to keep it used and we try to keep it cheap. We buy and trade. ... We have some collectables, signed and first editions.”
What are your future plans?: “Expanding would be great ... but I don’t have any immediate plans for it.”