In the book business since before 2010
Jess is a Memphis musician, writer, and bookseller. When he's not doling out book suggestions at Novel, he can be found playing spacey rock tunes with Terry Prince & the Principles and apocalyptic garage-rock with The Conspiracy Theory — or writing freelance music, literature, and nightlife pieces for The Memphis Flyer and Memphis magazine. He also has a dream-folk duo with other Memphis writer Richard A. Lester (author of The Check Out — available at Novel). Jesse cut his teeth as a bookseller in the now-defunct bookstore of the Pink Palace Museum. He is an avid and unironic fan of the band ABBA.