In the book business since 2004
Memphis born and bred, John graduated from White Station High School and Memphis State University. After quickly determining that law school was not for him, he bounced around between dismal retail jobs before finding one he actually enjoyed, selling books at Bookstar starting in 2004. After that store's untimely demise at the end of 2010, he worked a variety of places, including a couple of bookstores. He finally made it on the staff of The Booksellers at Laurelwood in March of 2016 only to see the store close the following February. He refuses to close a third bookstore.