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Chapter 12 - Victoria Moore, owner of Whitty Books

Welcome to Chapter 12 and happy sixth month anniversary to the Bookcast!

I got to take the show on the road to Tulsa to talk with Victoria Moore, owner and curator of Whitty Books - a bookshop she opened in 2018 in the Kendall Whittier district in Tulsa. Since they opened, Whitty Books has been a community hub for book clubs, live music, black-out poetry, and other events. As curator, Victoria has a particular interest in small press titles and weird fiction, and is always looking for the next great horror novel. You can connect with Whitty Books on social media @shopwhittybooks on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

In our conversation, we talk about the origins of the store, the role of bookshops in the community, and how they embrace their identity as Tulsa’s “weird” bookstore.

Our review for this episode comes from Jude Bayton. Jude is originally from Kingston-Upon-Thames, near London in the UK and has also lived in Scotland, Wales, Africa, Yemen and Germany – but now makes her home in Oklahoma. Jude is the author of three Historical Mysteries set in Victorian England: The Secret of Mowbray Manor, The Secret of Hollyfield House, and The Secret of Pendragon Island. You can connect with Jude at and @judebayton on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

Jude reviews The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz.

Mentioned on the show:

Mary Make N Do

Arsenal Pulp Press

Unnamed Press

Rivers Solomon

Queen of Teeth - Haley Piper

Stephen Graham Jones

Literati Press Comics and Novels

Coach House Books

Silver in the Wood - Emily Tesh

Drowned Country - Emily Tesh

Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall - Suzette Mayr

Fever Dream - Samanta Schweblin

The Cipher - Kathe Koja

Meerkat Press

The Tommyknockers - Stephen King

Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire

Music by JuliusH

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